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Life on the Road

Another tour on the “books”

  • Dec 09, 2019
  • Marissa Gillett
Just in time to fly home and stuff ourselves with turkey, the Digital Bookmobile team wrapped up our 2019 tour. We had been on the road since February, traveling across the United States showcasing our awesome reading apps, Libby and Sora! We had many successes and made many memories out on the road this year! […]

Four reasons to keep Libby in your back pocket

  • Nov 16, 2019
  • Marissa Gillett
“No offense, but I prefer reading a real book.” On the Digital Bookmobile, we hear this often, and oddly enough, I love the challenge of convincing a non-believer. I adore physical books (just ask my partner who had to carry a seemingly endless number of boxes up four flights of stairs when we moved to […]

Things get fishy as the Digital Bookmobile heads West

  • Nov 01, 2019
  • Marissa Gillett
Visiting Washington has been on my bucket list for years, as it’s always revered as a nature lover’s oasis. With three National Parks and an abundance of mountain views, I had been counting down the days until the Digital Bookmobile kicked off the Washington leg of this year’s tour. It didn’t take long after my […]

Tips and tricks for existing Libby users

  • Oct 19, 2019
  • Marissa Gillett
While the Digital Bookmobile is used as a tool to spread the word of Libby for our library partners, we also get visitors that are already Libby users. When existing Libby users visit, it’s common for them to assume they won’t learn anything new from our team and often don’t want to steal our attention […]

Library offerings you didn’t know you were missing

  • Oct 04, 2019
  • Marissa Gillett
Libraries are so much more than a building full of books these days. Yes, if you walk into a library you will still find books, but you will also find computers, 3D printers, movies, craft kits, and gaming consoles. Libraries become community hubs, career services, tech support, research centers, and creative spaces all rolled into […]

Gainesville’s brew-ti-ful natural spaces outrank the rest

  • Sep 23, 2019
  • Marissa Gillett
When Digital Bookmobile visitors find out that we are a national traveling exhibit, their first (of many) questions is always, “Where is your favorite place you’ve been?” It seems like an easy question to answer, but the truth is, I’ve loved every city and small town I’ve traveled to since starting at OverDrive in March. […]