The OverDrive Digital Bookmobile is coming to the Princeton Public Library on Sept. 30, offering hands-on instruction for downloading eBooks and e-audiobooks. From noon to 5:30 p.m., the bookmobile will be parked on Sylvia Beach Way behind the library.
A high-tech version of the traditional bookmobile, the digital bookmobile is equipped with learning stations where visitors can learn to search the library’s digital OverDrive collection and experiment with a variety of supported mobile devices to experience eBooks and e-audiobooks. OverDrive staff will also be available to answer specific downloading questions.
The OverDrive event will also feature door prizes and a raffle for a new Kindle Paper White e-Reader. Digital bookmobile visitors need only write their name and contact information on a ticket to enter the raffle. The first 25 people to check out an e-audio title on their device will receive free iFrogz blue tooth speakers.
Three digital story times conducted by children’s librarian Katie Bruce will also take place during the bookmobile’s visit. The first session is at 1 p.m. for children up to age 4. Story times for older children will be held at 3 and 5 p.m. Two favorite characters from children’s books, The Cat in the Hat, from noon until 1
p.m. and Biscuit the dog, from 3-4 p.m. will be on hand as well.
“We are incredibly excited to have the OverDrive bookmobile visit Princeton, not only because it’s a fun way to promote our digital collections, but because it’s an excellent educational outreach opportunity for the library,” said Ji Hae Ju, media collections librarian. “Bring your device and we will reveal an entire new
borrowing experience to you. There is so much the library offers for the 21st century consumer, and we can’t wait to show you.”