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Digital Bookmobile Visits Del City and Midwest City Libraries

What is a “Digital Bookmobile?” 

You can find out by visiting the Del City Library, 4509 S.E 15th Street, from Noon to 6:00p.m. on Tuesday, May 25, or the Midwest City Library, 8143 E. Reno, from Noon to 6:00p.m. on Wednesday, May 26.

“A Digital Bookmobile,” said Dana Morrow, Metropolitan Library System Director of Outreach Services, “is a community outreach vehicle for public libraries to promote downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, music and video.”

Morrow said that the Digital Bookmobile is housed inside a 74-foot, 18-wheel tractor-trailer.  “The nationally touring vehicle,” she added, “is a high-tech update of the traditional bookmobiles that we had serving communities for decades before we built the brick and mortar libraries we have now.”

Morrow suggested that many people in Oklahoma County, even library card holders, do not realize that they can access free downloadable books, music and video through the library system website.  These items can be “checked out” for a specific length of time, just like more traditional library material.

“When they visit the Digital Bookmobile,” Morrow said, “they will really enjoy the experience.  They can immerse themselves in an interactive environment that is both educational and fun.  We hope that everyone taking advantage of the Digital Bookmobile will discover that our library system has a lot more to offer than they ever suspected.”

For more information about this or any Metropolitan Library System service, visit the MLS website, www.metrolibrary.org.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres. Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City. You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.