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Kings Mountain to host Digital Bookmobile National Tour event

The Digital Bookmobile National Tour will make a stop in Kings Mountain, NC. Traveling coast to coast, the mobile exhibit will provide an interactive experience for readers of all ages to explore eBooks and audiobooks available at Mauney Memorial Library on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 from noon to 6 pm. A high-tech update to the traditional bookmobile, visitors can learn how to borrow digital books, stop at the Gadget Gallery to explore a variety of devices, talk with eReading experts and so much more. Tours are free and open to the community.
Readers can borrow eBooks and audiobooks anytime, anywhere by visiting https://e-inc.overdrive.com/
"Through technology it is amazing what we have at our fingertips, even more so with your library card. We are excited for Kings Mountain to have this opportunity to play with all types of gadgets, tech tools and learn about our resources," said Sharon Stack, Library Director. "Be sure to mark your calendar."
In addition, to the Bookmobile, Rollin' Doggie food cart will be on hand with hot dogs, bologna sandwiches, nachos and cheese and drinks. To add to the fun, the library will be giving away a Kindle Fire for anyone who has or signs up for a library card on that day. The first 50 children who visit the bookmobile will receive a free bag, courtesy of the Cleveland County Partnership for Children.
The 42-foot long Toterhome is equipped with broadband Internet-connected PCs, free Wi-Fi connection, touchscreen monitors, premium sound systems, and a variety of portable media players, all of which help visitors explore Mauney Library's digital services. In the Gadget Gallery, readers can explore all popular devices including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets, Chromebook™ and Kindle®(US only). Interactive learning stations encourage visitors to search the library's digital media collection and go through the borrowing process. Beginners can get a one-on-one tutorial from technical experts. No matter what phone, tablet or computer a reader has, they'll be reading eBooks and listening to audiobooks in no time flat.
Library readers can take advantage of the featured services to borrow eBooks and audiobooks, for free, 24/7 with no late fees on the library's website or use the OverDrive app to read or listen right in the browser. A valid library card unlocks the opportunity for readers to explore the extensive digital catalog featuring bestselling authors, new releases, classic titles, and much more. Whether listening to an audiobook or indulging in an eBook, titles will automatically expire and return to the libraries digital collection at the end of the lending period. Digital reading has never been easier as readers can sync libraries, bookmarks, highlights, and reading positions across mobile devices.
The Digital Bookmobile is powered by OverDrive, the industry-leading digital reading platform to more than 36,000 libraries & schools worldwide. To check out digital books and more, visit mauneylibrary.org.
About: The Mauney Memorial Library is our community's place to connect, explore, and grow. We empower lives and build our community by bringing people, information, and ideas together. The library, headquartered in Kings Mountain, serves the community throughout the area and is a year-round, integral provider of early literacy and lifelong learning resources and programming. The library also provides a full complement of computer and digital services, classes, and support to bridge the digital divide, empower job seekers, enhance community quality of life, and economic health.
Submitted by Terry Bivens


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