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From Tucson to Boston: My travel plans for 2021

  • Nov 20, 2020
  • Joe Skelley
When the Digital Bookmobile hit the road back in February, everything seemed business as usual – flights and hotels were booked, we knew what libraries and schools we’d get to visit, and Marissa and I had made our lists of fun and off-the-beaten-path activities to do in our downtime while traveling. Cut to the global […]

5 travel memoirs that will take you across the United States while staying safe at home

  • Nov 06, 2020
  • Marissa Gillett
November 1st usually signifies that the end of the Digital Bookmobile tour is near. After ten months out on the road, I begin counting down the days until I can sleep in my own bed and snuggle my cats during the holiday season. After cancelling our tour in March, I have spent the last ten […]

Get inspired with fall themed ebooks from your library

  • Oct 17, 2020
  • Marissa Gillett
What’s not to love about autumn? It’s the perfect season to indulge in delicious food, explore new places, decorate the house, and learn something new. As you sip on your highly anticipated pumpkin spiced beverage, tap into the Libby app to discover your library’s selection of fall titles. Libby has a little something for everyone […]

Three podcast episodes to listen to during Banned Books Week

  • Oct 02, 2020
  • Marissa Gillett
It’s Banned Books Week! While diving into one of the many titles that landed on the American Library Association’s Top 100 Most Banned and Challenged Books of the last decade is a great way to spend your free time this week, it’s also important to explore why the book community comes together every year to […]

Happy Read an Ebook Day!

  • Sep 18, 2020
  • Marissa Gillett
It’s that time of year again! I’m not referring to pumpkin spiced lattes and sweater weather (although I’m excited for those too). No, September 18th is the day literature lovers everywhere celebrate Read an Ebook Day. Why should we celebrate a day dedicated to reading ebooks? Well, ebooks can be customized to each individual reader, […]

The freedom and convenience of audiobooks

  • Sep 10, 2020
  • Marissa Gillett
I grew up in a family of audiobook lovers. Whether we were on a road trip hundreds of miles away from home or hanging out on our back porch, it was a safe bet to assume a book on tape was rolling in the nearest cassette player. If audiobookish was a word, it would definitely […]