Digital Bookmobile Tour 2013!
The Great Falls Public Library is sponsoring the Digital Bookmobile Tour (www.digitalbookmobile.com) on Wednesday, May 29 from Noon to 4 pm at Expo Park. The tour will showcase free eBook download service. At these free events, readers all ages will learn how to download eBooks from the library through interactive demonstrations and high-definition instructional videos. A gadget gallery—featuring Kindle®, iPod® touch, Android™ tablet, NOOK™, Sony® Reader™, BlackBerry®, Windows® Phone, and more—will help visitors discover portable devices that are compatible with the library’s download service.
Library card holders can also check out and download digital titles any time, anywhere by visiting www.greatfallslibrary.org.
The Digital Bookmobile is housed inside an 18-wheel tractor-trailer. This 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 the Great Falls Public Library’s download service. Interactive learning stations give visitors an opportunity to search the library’s digital media collection, use supported mobile devices, and sample eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video.
Patrons can take advantage of the download service 24/7 when they visit the library’s website. From there, they can browse the growing collection of betselling, new release, and classic titles, and check out a digital title with a valid library card. Once downloaded, digital titles can be enjoyed on a computer or transferred to supported mobile devices. Many audio titles can also be burned to audio CD. At the end of the lending period, titles will automatically expire and are returned to the digital collection. There are never late fees or damaged items.
The Digital Bookmobile is a service of the Great Falls Public Library and is operated by OverDrive, Inc. To check out and download digital books and more, visit www.greatfallslibrary.org.
Make It @ the Library
The Great Falls Public Library is hosting an exciting new program this summer. This MakerSpace Program, which runs from June 10 – August 16, is designed for young people 7 – 17. It will operate 32 hours per week and participation is on a first come, first serve basis, allowing up to 20 participants at a time. Participation is free. This pilot program offers trained interns to provide guidance and instruction, as well as a safe, fun environment. It also provides the tools, equipment, guidance, space, and feedback that will enable participants the chance to learn about, build, and experiment with science and technology. Some of the kinds of projects participants will be experimenting with are Squishy Circuits, ArtBots, eTextiles, Solar-Powered Vehicles, and anything else they might think of. It’s all about play and experimentation at MakerSpace, with the bonus of learning something along the way.The
MakerSpace schedule is as follows:
Mondays 10 am – 5 pm
Tuesdays Noon – 6 pm
Thursdays 10 am – 5 pm
Fridays Noon – 6 pm
Saturdays Noon – 6 pm
For more information on the MakerSpace program please call 453-0349.