Digital Bookmobile Comes to Fairfax


For Immediate Release: Sept. 15, 2011

Contact: Mary Mulrenan 703-324-8319

The Fairfax County Public Library will host a digital bookmobile, on Sept. 20, 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University, near the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. The OverDrive Digital Bookmobile offers a hands-on download experience inside a 74-foot, high-tech tractor-trailer. George Mason University is located at 4400 University Drive in Fairfax. Call 703-324-8428 for details. No registration is required.

Readers of all ages are invited to engage digital downloading through interactive demonstrations and experience Fairfax County Public Library’s eAudiobook and eBook download service at this free event. Library card holders can also check out and download digital titles by visiting www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library.

The Digital Bookmobile is housed inside an 18-wheel tractor-trailer. This 74-foot community outreach vehicle is a high-tech update of the traditional bookmobile that has served communities for decades. The vehicle is equipped with broadband Internet-connected PCs, high definition monitors, premium sound systems, and a variety of portable media players, all of which help visitors explore the library’s download service. Interactive learning stations give visitors an opportunity to search the digital media collection, use supported mobile devices and download and enjoy eBooks and eAudiobooks from the library.

Customers can take advantage of the download service almost 24/7 when they visit the library’s website. From there, they can browse the growing collection of best-selling, new release and classic titles, and check out a digital title with a valid library card. Once downloaded, digital titles can be enjoyed on a computer or transferred to supported mobile devices. Many audio titles can also be burned to audio CD.

Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-8380, TTY 703-324-8365.


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