Digital book tour makes pit stop in Ponca City

Ponca City Now - May 29, 2014 6:55 am

Ponca City is one of four Oklahoma towns on a digital book mobile’s coast to coast tour. On June 12, Poncans can be one of the 150,000 people to visit the 74 foot, 18 wheeler truck full of hands-on tutorials. Marsha Hull, Ponca City adult service librarian said this visit was possible because our library is one of only 50 in Oklahoma to offer a virtual library.

“ When people go into it, it is there to promote our virtual branch, which is all of our downloadables," Hull said. "We have eBooks you can check out, we have downloadable audiobooks you can check out and we have movies that you can stream, that are all available through the Oklahoma virtual library."

During your visit to the eBook mobile, you can learn how to access this program and utilize the devices you already have. Some accessible devices are iPads, iPhones, Nooks and Kindles.

The truck has five different parts where you can learn how to utilize your device. The spaces are audiobook alley, eBook experience, digital catalog, gadget gallery and video lounge.

Hull said most people already have an usable device in their hands.

“They just don’t realize the library provides that service," Hull said. " Using your library card and your pin number that comes with your card, you could already be downloading eBooks, audiobooks and streaming some movies.”

This is a one day only opportunity, that will open its doors at 1:30 p.m. It will remain open until 6:30 that evening.

The tour kicked off February 4 in California and traveled to Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico before landing in Oklahoma. It will be in Clinton, Oklahoma June 10, Norman the 11 and end its Oklahoma tour in Tulsa the 13. It will continue north to Kansas, Missouri, Indiana and Ohio to finish its tour.


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