After beginning earlier this month, e-Book Libraries have begun popping up all over Buckeye. These libraries instantly deliver e-books to residents beyond the walls of the Coyote Branch or downtown libraries, and even the Roadrunner Bookmobile.
A “Pop-Up Library” is a small, mobile hotspot that can quickly download e-books to a phone or tablet. Once an e-book is downloaded to a device from the Pop-Up Library, readers will be able to access it any time, without using data.
Buckeye is the first city in Arizona to implement Pop-Up Libraries. A grant from the Arizona State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services made this new technology possible.
To take advantage of this service, residents are not required to have a Buckeye Public Library card. One of the goals of the program is to reach noncard holders to expose them to library services.
Users are invited to get a free Buckeye Public Library card that will provide access to an additional 10,000-plus eBook titles and other services, opening up a world of possibilities by providing access and resources to keep readers inspired, engaged and connected.
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, so any Buckeye resident who signs up for a new card or updates their existing card will be automatically entered to win one of four Kindle Fires, courtesy of Friends of the Buckeye Public Library.
Pre-register for a Buckeye Public Library card at buckeyeaz.gov/residents/library/get-a-library-card, and then stop by either library or the Roadrunner Bookmobile with a photo ID to activate and receive a card.
To find locations for the Buckeye Public Library and Pop-Up Library, visit buckeyeaz.gov/residents/library/locations.