Digital Bookmobile is Coming to Akron, OH

A few days ago, I wrote an article about the possibility of paper books going away.   Today I found out that the Digital Bookmobile would be coming to Akron, OH in the beginning of August 2011.  Maybe this new kid on the block is coming to replace his paper cousin.

What is Digital Bookmobile?

The Digital Bookmobile is a community outreach vehicle ( 74-foot, 18-wheel tractor-trailer) that promotes downloadable books, audiobooks, music, and video in a digital format.  Digital Bookmobile is hosted by the local library and operated by a Cleveland, OH based company, called OverDrive.

The outreach vehicle is equipped with  PCs with high speed internet, high-def monitors, sound systems, and portable media players.  Visitors can use the PCs to search their local virtual branch library catalog and download a media file to a portable electronic reading device such as iPad, Nook, and Kindle.

The vehicle has been touring around the US and will be coming to Ohio soon.

Information about the event in a nutshell, including local libraries’ digital book catalogs is listed below.


DateHostTimeE-Books Library
Aug.1Cuyahoga County Public Library Solon Branch1 – 7 PM
Aug.2Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library10 AM – 4 PM
Aug.3Akron-Summit County Public Library Main Library10 AM – 4 PM
Aug.4North Canton Public Library2 – 6 PM


Can’t make it the Digital Bookmobile event?

It is not a problem.

Your local library’s digital book catalog  is accessible 24/7  through the links listed above.

You can use Windows and Mac based PCs/Laptops, as well as smartphones/portable electronic reading devices with an internet connection. You will be prompted for your library card number and password, too.  The password is usually the last 4 digits of your listed phone number.  So, have your library card ready.

Still confused?  More details to follow.


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Veronica is a working mom who operates with a dash of technology, a pinch of positive mind, a dust of joy, and a chocolate bar. Veronica blogged for AkronOhioMoms from 2010-2012.
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