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Life on the Road

Libby app myths and misconceptions debunked

  • Feb 19, 2021
  • Marissa Gillett
Between chatting with patrons on the Digital Bookmobile, assisting our technical support team while off the road, and being active in many online book communities, I spend a lot of time clarifying some common misconceptions about the Libby app. Although Libby is designed to have an easy-to-use interface, some of the intricacies of digital lending […]

Gift Guide: Bookish Valentine

  • Feb 05, 2021
  • Marissa Gillett
My family holds the world’s most unpopular opinion – Valentine’s Day is the best holiday of the year. My mother, self-proclaimed lover of all things cute, would go to the ends of the earth to make our Valentine’s Days as awesome as she possibly could for my siblings and me. What started as my mother’s […]

Bookstagram: Fun hashtags for every reader

  • Jan 15, 2021
  • Marissa Gillett
Few digital spaces rival the quality of the bookstagram community. Of course, hashtags aid in the discovery of all that delicious lit content. There are hundreds out there, and many of them have the same or similar content within, like #igreads and #bookish. So, what hashtags should you follow to make your feed as fresh […]

30 books that will make their way to the screen in 2021

  • Jan 01, 2021
  • Marissa Gillett
Although it’s hard to come up with many 2020 silver linings, last year’s book to screen adaptations did provide a welcome escape in an otherwise crummy year. While, like me, you may be a firm believer that books are always better than their visual media counterparts, you must admit that occasionally the movie (or television […]

End of year wrap-up: Our favorite Libby features and updates

  • Dec 18, 2020
  • Marissa Gillett
What a year it has been for our little librarian. In addition to a whole new look, the Libby app has had a year full of fun and useful updates. The Libby team is always hard at work improving Libby’s accessibility, fulfilling user requests, and coming up with new ways to delight readers. Here are […]

New Orleans: A book lover’s travel plans

  • Dec 04, 2020
  • Marissa Gillett
With its rich history, decadent food scene, and title as the most haunted city in the United States, the city I was most excited to travel to this year was without a doubt New Orleans. The second I found out that the Digital Bookmobile was heading to The Crescent City, I started forming an itinerary. […]