REDMOND, OR -- Travelers using the Redmond Airport will soon have another option to entertain themselves. The Airport is partnering with the Deschutes Public Library to provide reading material at the airport "Flybrary."
The Library's Todd Dunkelberg believes the program will add flexibility to people's lives, especially during what can be a chaotic time. "Flybrary is creating a space for travelers to basically have a collection of books they can grab at the last minute and take with them on a flight, or if they have a book they've finished, and they want to donate that to the next traveler, they can leave that on the shelf of the Flybrary."
The shelves are still being built at the airport, but Dunkelberg hopes to have the Flybrary up and running in time for the holiday travel season. He tells KBND News it will offer several options, "Get a physical book that's sitting there, and we'll have information at the Flybrary about how to download free books from the library, because we have close to 50,000 electronic books and we have over 140 magazines that people could download to a tablet for their flight. Or use your smartphone and download an audio book."