FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 19, 2013
Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Cultural Resources
State Library hosts Digital Bookmobile’s N.H. events
New Hampshire residents will be able to learn about downloadable e-book and digital audiobooks hands-on, thanks to the N.H. State Library, which is bringing Overdrive’s Digital Bookmobile to the state.
The Bookmobile will showcase the free downloadable services that are available to New Hampshire library card holders 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the N.H. Downloadable Books Consortium, which is coordinated by the State Library. Downloads through the Consortium increased 237 percent from 2010 to 2012.
“Digital audiobook and e-book downloads are a vital service provided by New Hampshire’s libraries to our patrons,” said Michael York, state librarian. “Bringing the Digital Bookmobile to the state gives those who have not yet tried downloadable books the opportunity to learn more about how they work and what is available.”
Housed in a 74-foot tractor trailer, the Bookmobile is equipped with broadband Internet-connected PCs, high definition monitors, premium sound systems and a variety of portable media players. It is operated by Overdrive, the N.H. Downloadable Books Consortium’s eBook provider.
There is no cost to visit the Bookmobile. Stops include:
- August 27, noon – 6 p.m.: Plaza 800, Islington St., Portsmouth
- August 28, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: In front of the State House, North Main St., Concord
- August 29, 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Rodgers Memorial Library, Hudson
To learn more about the N.H. Downloadable Books Consortium, visit nh.lib.overdrive.com.
To learn more about the Digital Bookmobile, visit DigitalBookmobile.com.
The New Hampshire State Library promotes excellence in libraries and library services to all New Hampshire residents, by assisting libraries and the people of New Hampshire with rapid access to library and informational resources through the development and coordination of a statewide library/information system; by meeting the informational needs of New Hampshire’s state, county and municipal governments and its libraries; and by serving as a resource for New Hampshire. For more information, visit www.nh.gov/nhsl.