Schusterman-Benson Library will be closed Feb. 8-20 for library improvements.
Join Tulsa City-County Library for the first “Digital Festival” showcasing free digital media collections available for library customers, June 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Librarium, 1110 S. Denver Ave.
The day features demonstrations on how easy it is for readers of all ages to access digital materials through the library. Families can sign up for a library card, enjoy children’s games, face painting and cool off inside Librarium with a variety of family-friendly movies.
Tulsa City-County Library’s Literacy, Outreach and Volunteer Office will be on hand to showcase the newest outreach vehicle. Funded by the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, the mobile collection features approximately 1,000 items for all ages as well as WiFi that allows for digital downloads from the library’s collection.
You can help name the new vehicle in a contest June 9-16. To enter the contest, complete an entry form and drop it in the designated box at any Tulsa City-County Library branch, or you may submit your entry online.
Visit http://TulsaLibrary.org/namethevehicle for the official rules and guidelines for the contest, or to submit your entry online. Finalists will be selected based on the quality of the name and appropriateness to Tulsa City-County Library’s mission. Name submissions should:
• Reflect the culture and spirit of Tulsa.
• Support the library’s mission: “Libraries change lives.”
• Avoid any content that may be considered rude, hateful, offensive, profane or vulgar.
• Not be the name of a person.
Up to three finalists from entry submissions will be selected and then an online public vote will be held June 23-July 4 to decide the winning name. The voting will be open to all ages. The person whose name wins the most votes will receive a Kindle Fire. Each runner-up finalist will receive a Kindle e-reader.
A highlight of the event will be the OverDrive Digital Bookmobile, the high-tech update of the traditional bookmobile. OverDrive is the leading digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, music and video for schools and libraries.
Aboard the 74-foot, 18-wheel tractor trailer, readers of all ages can learn how to borrow eBooks and audio books from Tulsa City-County Library. The OverDrive team will demonstrate how to search, sample, borrow and return titles either on their own devices or on a number of tablets, computers and smartphones available on the Digital Bookmobile.
Customers can take advantage of digital services anytime. The growing collection of bestselling, new release and classic titles check out with a library card. The best part is there are no late fees. Once the lending period is over titles are automatically returned to the digital collection.
The event also includes three performances by the Edison Dance Company at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity for families to discover the beauty of dancing from Edison High School’s dance company.
Hungry readers can fill up with a visit from the Mazz Transit Food Truck. Mazzio’s will be selling slices of pizza and drinks for $1 each.
For more information on the Digital Festival call the AskUs Hotline, 918-549-7323, or visit the library’s website, www.tulsalibrary.org.
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