Digital bookmobile stopping in Downey

DOWNEY - Downey City Library patrons can learn how to download electronic books when the library hosts a Digital Bookmobile on Feb. 21.The 74-ft. long, high-tech tractor trailer will be available in the library parking lot from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Readers of all ages are invited to the free event to see interactive demonstrations on how to download audio books and e-books. Operated by Overdrive, Inc., the Digital Bookmobile is housed inside an 18-wheel tractor trailer, a high-tech update of the traditional-style bookmobile. 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 Downey City Library's download service. Interactive learning stations will provide an opportunity to search the digital media collection, use supported mobile devices, and download and enjoy e-books, audio books, music, and video from the library. "In this exciting, hands-on demo, patrons will discover how easy it is to enjoy our digital collection," said Librarian Nancy Messineo. Patrons can take advantage of the download service 24 hours a day when they visit the library's website at From there, they can browse the growing collection of best-selling, new releases 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. At the end of the loan period, titles will automatically expire and are returned to the digital collection. There are never late fees or damaged items. For more information, visit the library or call (562) 904-7360, ext. 113. ********** Published: February 13, 2009 - Volume 7 - Issue 43