PORTLAND, Ore. — April 24, 2012 — A 74-foot, 18-wheeler digital bookmobile will be parked at two Multnomah County libraries soon, featuring e-books, audiobooks and downloadable videos available from Multnomah County Library and offering help using them.
The Digital Bookmobile National Tour, a high-tech bookmobile reminiscent of the traditional bookmobiles that served communities for decades, will visit Gresham Library on April 30 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and Central Library on May 1 from 11 am to 3 pm It features the digital offerings of Oregon's statewide Library2Go service, through which Multnomah County Library patrons download more than 16,000 e-books, audiobooks and video each month. Visitors will benefit from interactive learning stations and a gadget gallery of mobile devices — including Kindle, NOOK, Sony Reader and more — that are compatible with the Library2Go service.
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, an e-reader will be given away at a drawing at each location.
About Multnomah County Library
Multnomah County Library is the oldest public library west of the Mississippi, with a history that reaches back to 1864. Today, Central Library and the other 18 neighborhood libraries that make up the library system house a collection of two million books and other library materials. As Oregon's largest public library, Multnomah County Library serves nearly one-fifth of the state's population with a wide variety of programs and services. Over 35,000 people use the library each day, either online or in person.