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Houston Public Library to Host Digital Bookmobile National Tour Event

NEW Kindle-Compatible Ebooks Available

WHAT: The Houston Public Library (HPL) will host the Digital Bookmobile, an immersive download experience inside a 74-foot, high-tech tractor-trailer. Readers of all ages are invited to engage digital downloading through interactive demonstrations and experience Houston Public Library’s audiobook, eBook, music, and video download service.

Library card holders can also check out and download digital titles any time, anywhere by visiting www.houstonlibrary.org.

This event is free and open to the public.

WHEN: McGovern-Stella Link Neighborhood Library is located at 7405 Stella Link, 77025, 832-393-2630

WHERE:Thursday, October 27, 2011 from 9am to 2pm

About the Digital Bookmobile
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 Houston Public Library’s download service. Interactive learning stations give visitors an opportunity to search the library’s digital media collection, use supported mobile devices, and sample eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video.

Customers can take advantage of the download service 24/7 when they visit the Houston Public Library Web site at www.houstonlibrary.org. From there, they can browse the growing collection of best-selling, new release, and classic titles, and check out a digital title with a 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. At the end of the lending period, titles will automatically expire and are returned to the digital collection. There are never late fees or damaged items.

The Digital Bookmobile is a service of Houston Public Library and is operated by OverDrive, Inc. To check out and download digital books and more, visitwww.houstonlibrary.org.

About the Houston Public Library
The Houston Public Library (HPL) operates 35 neighborhood libraries, three HPL Express Libraries, a Central Library, the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, The African American Library at the Gregory School, and the Parent Resource Library located in the Children’s Museum of Houston.

Serving more than 4 million customers per year, HPL is committed to excellent customer service and equitable access to information and programs by providing library customers with free use of a diverse collection of printed materials and electronic resources, Internet, laptop and computer use, and a variety of database and reference resources with live assistance online 24/7.

For further information, visit the Houston Public Library at www.houstonlibrary.org or call 832-393-1313.

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Contact:
Sandra Fernandez
Manager of Public Relations
Houston Public Library
832.393.1381;
cell 713.435.9448
sandra.fernandez@houstontx.gov

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Houston Newsroom – www.houstongovnewsroom.org

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