The idea of the digital library for city commuters is spreading across the world. The first awesome example was a virtual library set up at Victoria Square subway station in Bucharest. Then, students from Miami Ad School came up with an ad campaign for the New York Public Library, that was built around little digital libraries inside subway metro cars.
While the New York idea was just a great concept, the new campaign by the Free Library of Philadelphia, in cooperation with SEPTA, Titan, and Dunkin’ Donuts, runs for real since yesterday.
The Virtual Library was set up at Philadelphia’s Suburban Station. Till the end of April, which is the National Library Month, commuters will be able to download books, music and podcasts from over 70 advertising boards located inside the station.
More than 50 titles are available for immediate download: 15 classic books, 13 current bestselling titles, and 22 podcasts from a popular Author Events Series. Users can download the content to their mobile devices by scanning relevant QR codes.
The classics and podcasts are open access, but if you want to download a bestseller through Overdrive, you’ll need to provide a library card number.
in addition to the Virtual Library, Philly Free Library sponsors the ‘What are you reading?’ giveaway. Through April 16, you can submit the titles of the books you’re currently enjoying to SEPTA’s Facebook page and @SEPTA_Social Twitter profile using the hashtag #enrichyourride to win prizes, including a monthly transit pass, Dunkin’ Donuts gift pack, and front-row seats at select author events.
Via Library Journal.
Tips and tricks
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 and 12.9 – tech specs, comparisons, more
Everything you need to know about iPad Pro tablets released in 2017: an overview of the features, full tech specifications, comparisons with Samsung Galaxy models, pictures, and more.
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) – specs, reviews, comparisons, more
What to quickly decide whether Amazon’s Fire HD 8 tablet is right for you? Here you will find everything you need: full tech specs, comparisons with similar tablets, review highlights from top bloggers, and more.
25 unique cases and sleeves for the 2017 iPad Pro 10.5 and 12.9
A selection of the most functional covers and sleeves designed for Apple iPad Pro tablets released in 2017: Pro 10.5 and Pro 12.9. Leather sleeves, keyboard cases, stand covers, rotating stands, military-grade cases, and more. Amazon, Etsy, Otterbox.
11 Nook Tablet 7 (2016) cases for different needs and tastes
Best examples of case covers for Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet 7 (2016) – both original and third-party.
50 vintage bookmobiles from around the world
Rare photos of mobile libraries not only from the United States. Find examples from France, Sweden, Canada, India, Australia, Japan, Italy, Poland, and much more!
50 best Samsung Galaxy Tab cases and accessories in 2017
An updated selection of the best Samsung Galaxy Tab case covers, sleeves, and accessories. Tab A, Tab S3/S2, Tab 4, and more.