Henderson Libraries highlights digital services with special event

Digital Bookmobile to visit Galleria, Gibson libraries March 27-28

HENDERSON, Nev. – The advent and popularity of e-readers have brought books, and reading in general, into modern technology. Henderson Libraries offers many digital services and will showcase them with a visit from Digital Bookmobile, a community outreach vehicle for public libraries to help promote downloadable e-books, audiobooks, music and video.

The 74-foot, 18-wheel tractor-trailer will make a stop on its national tour from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at the Galleria Library, located inside the Galleria at Sunset, 1300 W. Sunset Road; and noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at the Gibson Library, 100 W. Lake Mead Drive near downtown Henderson. The event is free and open to the public, but some activities may require a Henderson Libraries card.

Operated by OverDrive, Digital Bookmobile visits libraries in support of campaigns to raise public awareness of burgeoning technology in hometown libraries. The vehicle is equipped with broadband Internet-connected computers, high-definition monitors, premium sound systems and a variety of portable media players. Interactive computer stations give patrons an opportunity to search the district’s digital media collection, use supported mobile devices and sample e-books, audiobooks, music and video.

“During these two days, we hope to show our patrons that public libraries are current in technology and that we offer more services than they might realize,” said Gayle Hornaday, assistant director of Henderson Libraries. “Just as technology has advanced online and in bookstores, it has in the six locations of the Henderson Libraries as well, and this event will allow patrons to really get to know the digital services we offer.”

OverDrive is a leading full-service digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, music and video. The technology delivers secure management, digital rights management (DRM) protection and download fulfillment services for thousands of publishers, libraries, schools, retailers and aggregators serving millions of end users.

Established in 1943 as a single library in Downtown Henderson, Henderson Libraries operates six locations throughout Henderson. Henderson Libraries cooperates with other public libraries in Southern Nevada, the Nevada System of Higher Education, the Clark County School District and all other libraries around the state to provide quality service for Nevada’s residents.

For additional information on Henderson Libraries and its many services and resources, visit www.mypubliclibrary.com or call 702-492-6581.

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