SHREWSBURY: HELP FOR SANDY-HIT LIBRARIES

digital_bookmobileThe high-tech Digital Bookmobile visits the Monmouth County Library’s Eastern Branch on Tuesday, to provide outreach to residents of Sea Bright and other communities whose libraries were closed or displaced by Superstorm Sandy.

Nearly two years since Superstorm Sandy, several member branches in the Monmouth County system remain closed or displaced — including Sea Bright, where the library remains out of service after being devastated in October 2012. As a part of outreach efforts to those communities still recovering from the disaster, the DigitalBookmobile National Tour will visit the Eastern Branch of the Monmouth County Library on Tuesday, October 7.

Housed inside an 18-wheel tractor-trailer — and operated by OverDrive, Inc. — the 74-foot community outreach vehicle is a high-tech update of the traditional bookmobile that has served communities for decades. 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 their library’s digital service. Readers of all ages are welcome to this free event, and are encouraged to bring their electronic devices with them for download instructions and assistance.

From 1:30 to 7:30 pm on Tuesday, the DigitalBookmobile will showcase the Monmouth County Library’s free eBook service Library on the Go! through hands-on, interactive demonstrations and high-definition instructional videos. Library on the Go! is available 24/7 when you visit the library’s website. Scroll down to find instructions on how to download titles for your electronic device.

A gadget gallery—featuring Kindle® HD, iPad® Mini,  Android™ Galaxy Tablet, NOOK™ HD+, Sony® Reader™, Kindle® Paperwhite, Windows® Phone 8, and more—will help readers discover the portable devices that are compatible with the library’s download service. You may also bring your own device.

For more information on the Digital Bookmobile visit, please call the Eastern Branch Library at 1-866-941-8188.