The RDM “Flybrary” is a place where books fly off the shelves and hopefully, others land in their place. Many airports across the country are partnering with local libraries to expand reading opportunities for passengers who often have plenty of time on their hands while waiting for a flight.
Passengers will find a collection of books for children and adults as well as information about Deschutes Public Library services and programs in the boarding area at RDM.
The Flybrary, a Take a Book – Leave a Book free lending library program, will allow RDM visitors to take books at no charge from the Flybrary bookshelves and encourages participants to leave books for others to enjoy. There is no obligation, fee or registration required.
The RDM “Flybrary” is a fresh spin on the charitable “pay-it-forward” approach being popularized around the world. With no librarian keeping a watchful eye, the only thing holding travelers to the Flybrary’s rules is their word.
The concept is simple. Travelers are encouraged to slide their books onto Flybrary shelves, taking another in its place and tagging it with the Flybrary Book sticker, (writing down where the book has traveled and choosing a new book to enjoy) RDM is hoping that the Flybrary will become a growing collection of literature for all.
The Airport will accept new and second-hand acquisitions from the general public and some will be provided by RDM partner airlines and terminal lost and founds.
The RDM complimentary airport Wi-Fi is available for digital library downloads perfect for travel with an e-reader, tablet, smartphone or another mobile device.
Passengers traveling to/from RDM can take advantage of Libby, the Digital Download app from OverDrive to access millions of ebooks and audiobooks from the Deschutes Public Library (and thousands of other libraries across the country.)
No Library card? Not to worry! You can download one from the Library website and other public download programs are also available-- and QR codes can be easily scanned to give travelers access to an e-library of more than 15,000 free titles. "Readers can choose from nonfiction, fiction, children's titles, classics and more.
For more information visit https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/