The Digital Bookmobile will roll in to River Forest on June 12, and bring a suite of electronics and know-how to advertise the River Forest Public Library’s digital offerings. 

Located in a 42-foot long “toterhome,” the bookmobile will hold various devices —including iPhones, iPads, Androids and more — the library patrons can try out and access the approximately 40,000 eBooks and audiobooks River Forest houses online. 

Library and bookmobile staff will be on hand to give tutorials on how library card holders can check out electronic resources. The event is open to those of all ages from all nearby communities. 

“The Overdrive Digital Bookmobile visit is a wonderful opportunity for us to educate the community about using the digital resources we have available,” Sue Quinn, River Forest Library Director said in a statement. “While many people still profess their allegiance to holding a physical book, eBooks don’t negate print.” 

Started in Central Park, New York in 2008, the Digital Bookmobile has since traveled more than 175,000 miles for 869 events. More than 218,000 library lovers have learned how to access local eBooks and audio books from the Digital Bookmobile. 

In River Forest, the Digital Bookmobile will park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 12 in the Roosevelt Middle School parking lot next to the library, 7560 Oak Ave. To check out digital books and more, visit

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