This is a big year for Canada as it celebrates itâ€™sÂ 150th anniversary!
The Digital Bookmobile paid tribute to this monumental year by visiting five libraries in Ontario, Canada this past July.
7/18 Toronto Public Library – Agincourt Branch
Senior Collections Specialist / â€śeBook Goddessâ€ť Maria Cipriano got everyone fired up to visit the Digital Bookmobile at our first stop in Canada on our 2017 tour. Library staff worked two tables outside to promote their e-materials, including OverDrive. They had a prize wheel, candy, and give aways. At the end of the event, one lucky winner went home with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet.
7/19 Brampton Library – Cyril Clark Branch
â€” Brampton Library (@BramptonLibrary) July 19, 2017
Brampton built on community relationships with Starbucks and Tim Hortons to sponsor free coffee at this event. With all hands on deck, freezies, and a prize wheel, they had 377 visitors walk through the Digital Bookmobile!
7/21 Bibliotheque Publique de Clarence-Rockland – Rockland Branch
Library Director Catherina was so excited to share her libraryâ€™s digital collection of eBooks, audiobooks and video with her community of French and English readers. Preschool students even stopped by the Digital Bookmobile!
7/22 Ottawa Public Library – Sunnyside Branch
The quaint Sunnyside Branch hosted 180 visitors on the Digital Bookmobile during our visit. Business Librarian Amy H. said, â€śThe event was incredibly successful – lots of dedicated interest as well as those just curious.â€ť
7/24 Chatham-Kent Public Library
A windy day brought in a gust of visitors who were interested in trying something new and learning about OverDriveâ€™s newest app,Â Libby!Â Chatham-Kent did a great job reaching out to their local media and received coverage during the event from at least four different media outlets.
Happy anniversary Canada.