After three months of cold weather in Cleveland, I couldn’t have been more excited to fly out to sunny California to start the 2020 tour. This year, we are taking things up a notch! Our 2020 tour is the biggest tour yet with 130 stops in 27 states and 4 Canadian provinces.
At our events, patrons will get all kinds of goodies, including old favorites like pop sockets, pins, pens, stickers and totes, as well as some new swag like luggage tags and reusable straws. We’ve also added a prize wheel that will be used at some events for even bigger giveaways like gift cards and devices!
Over on our Instagram, Joe will be hosting monthly giveaways as well! We put a lot of thought over our winter break on what to put up for grabs. Some of the things I’m most excited to give away are 100 books scratch-off posters, a cork globe to track past travels, and a smartphone camera lens for those that want to snap awesome photos of their current reads or adventures. So make sure to follow us @digitalbookmobile!
This year we are also partnering with our friends on OverDrive’s Outreach Services team to bring some amazing themed events on select dates. Our first themed event will be at Los Angeles Public Library on Valentine’s Day. At this event, we will have a photo booth and takeaway items like literary Valentine’s postcards, ebook heart stickers, and Libby-branded chocolate candies. We can’t wait to share some Libby love in Los Angeles!
Although we are bringing many new changes this year, some things will remain the same. Joe and I will still be around to talk about all things books, Ira will be hauling our precious cargo from state-to-state making library staff laugh along the way, and Libby and Sora will be helping readers access their favorite ebook and audiobooks anywhere, anytime.