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How schools are stepping up for students when they need it most

  • Apr 03, 2020
  • Marissa Gillett
In our last blog, we featured the many wonderful ways that libraries are assisting their patrons during COVID-19 closures, but libraries aren’t the only institutions stepping up for their own. As schools continue to cancel classes for longer periods of time, they are supporting their students in some amazing ways. Educators have recently shifted into […]

Creative ways local libraries are supporting their communities from a distance

  • Mar 20, 2020
  • Marissa Gillett
Recently an unprecedented amount of libraries started closing their doors to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19. In typical library fashion, dedicated library workers haven’t taken their temporary closures lying down. Not only are most, if not all, libraries extending lending periods and suspending late fees on borrowed materials, they are continuing to serve their […]

2020 Tour Update

  • Mar 12, 2020
  • Joe Skelley
After careful consideration, in an effort to maintain the safety of library patrons and staff, along with our Digital Bookmboile team, we have decided to pause the Digital Bookmobile tour. This is a temporary pause, planned to run through April 18. We are sorry to announce that we have cancelled all Digital Bookmobile events through […]

What is it like traveling with the Digital Bookmobile?

  • Mar 06, 2020
  • Marissa Gillett
When you have a job that requires you to travel North America ten months out of the year, people tend to ask a lot of questions about your nomad lifestyle. Here are the most common questions I get about being the Digital Book Specialist with the Digital Bookmobile. How did you find out about this […]

The Digital Bookmobile’s 2020 Tour: Bigger, badder, and better than ever

  • Feb 08, 2020
  • Marissa Gillett
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, […]

How I leverage Libby, Instagram, and Reddit to get the most out of my travel

  • Jan 17, 2020
  • Marissa Gillett
While traveling with the bookmobile is my full-time job, I also have what I consider a part-time job as a travel agent. After all, what kind of monster would I be if I didn’t take every opportunity to explore all the awesome places my job takes me? As the Digital Bookmobile team wraps up several […]