REDMOND, OR -- The Redmond Airport officially unveils its new Flybrary on Wednesday. Airport Director Zach Bass says the joint partnership with the Deschutes Public Library provides travelers with reading material for their flight, "We’re going to keep it stocked as well as we can, and people can grab a book if they like it and hopefully leave a book if they’re done with theirs." And, it also features information on how to download books and magazines on to a mobile device. "I think it supports about 50,000 books that are available so, even if you don’t want to have a hardcopy of a book in your hand when you’re flying, if you have a Kindle or something along those lines, you can download a free book, too."
Two mini libraries are situated on either side of security. "We did a soft opening right before Thanksgiving; we wanted to have that option out there for our holiday travelers." Bass tells KBND News the idea is already catching on with flyers, "Hundreds of books, probably, already, truthfully. It’s very successful as it is, and I think as more people realize it’s there it’ll become more successful and it’s going to be that challenge of making sure there’s good books out on the shelf for them."
Wednesday's ribbon cutting at Roberts Field is at 11 a.m. and is open to the public.