Top 3 Features Students Learn on the Digital Bookmobile

10th Graders at Auburn High School explore their library’s digital collection of eBooks & more on their personal devices.

The new Digital Bookmobile made its first school stop to Auburn High School in Alabama! On Friday, September 22, 2017, students from four English classes learned how to borrow titles from OverDrive on the Digital Bookmobile itself! The Digital Bookmobile can come to your school too. We are currently taking requests to visit school libraries who want to promote their OverDrive collection, for FREE. We will work with your school to arrange times for classes to visit the Digital Bookmobile and will teach students about borrowing eBooks & more in a fun and interactive way. To request the Digital Bookmobile at your school, visit our website and fill out the “Contact Us” form.

Take a peek at the top three OverDrive features students learn on the Digital Bookmobile:

1. Formats

OverDrive offers eBooks, audiobooks, streaming video, and read-alongs for classroom and personal use. Each are distinguished with an icon in the upper right hand corner of the cover.

Read-alongs are a must for young or struggling readers! Read-alongs are OverDrive Read eBooks with professionally recorded narration that plays along while you read. Pages automatically turn when the narrator reaches the end of the page. If you’d like the narrator to repeat any word, sentence, or paragraph, simply click on the word you’d like to hear again.

2. Dyslexic Font

OpenDyslexic is a font created to increase readability for readers with dyslexia. A heavier bottom is used to show which way is supposed to be down. Visit help.overdrive.com to learn how to enable dyslexic font on your library’s OverDrive website, in the OverDrive app, or in OverDrive Read

3. Definition, Notes and Highlights

In OverDrive Read, you can look up word definitions, highlight words or sections of an eBook, and add notes. To look up a definition or add a highlight, click (or tap) and hold a word, then select from the pop-up menu. When you add a highlight, you’ll have the option to add a note.


Notes and highlights can even be saved and exported from your school website. This offers a great opportunity for students to quickly send notes to their teacher, print as a study guide, keep personal notes, and more.

We end school events with an exciting game of Kahoot! Kahoot is a review style game where players answer multiple choice questions on their own devices. The top three winners on the Digital Bookmobile win prizes! 😃

For more information on all the features of OverDrive, please visit our help site.

Note – Some features will vary between the digital collections of a school library and public library. In addition, by submitting a request for the Digital Bookmobile, you are not guaranteed a spot on the tour.

2 comments to “Top 3 Features Students Learn on the Digital Bookmobile”

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  1. Tammie Burk - October 9, 2017 at 6:29 pm Reply

    We would love to have the digital bookmobile visit us at Wooton High School, in Rockville Md. We are new to Overdrive and this would be a great interactive opportunity for students to learn about Overdrive and the media centers collection.
    Fingers crossed!!!!
    T

    • Lauren Bajda - October 11, 2017 at 6:25 pm Reply

      Hi Tammie!

      I’m so excited to hear your school is new to OverDrive and you would like a visit from the Digital Bookmobile. If you haven’t already, submit a request on our website, digitalbookmobile.com under “Contact Us.” While 2017’s tour is booked, we will try our best to accommodate your request along with the others we receive.

      Happy reading!
      Lauren B.

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