Rediscover Your Childhood with Hoopla

So often I hear from our community that one of the reasons they love using the library is because they get to share the love of reading with their own children and grandchildren. Many times I have had a parent comment that they found a book in the library that was one of their own childhood favorites or they come looking for a specific book that shaped their young lives. It’s wonderful when we can connect those users with the story they seek…and even better when they share it with a young child today.

But with Hoopla, those nostalgic adults can rediscover so much more than books from their childhood! With a pleothra of movies and television shows, adults and children can go down a library rabbit hole discovering old pop culture hits!

As a child of the 1980s and a teen of the 1990s, I can’t help but share some of my favorites with you!

inspector gadgetInspector Gadget, Seasons 1 and 2 (and holiday specials)

This zany and bumbling detective was a favorite of mine when I was younger. Many Saturday mornings were spent in front of the television watching the Inspector try to solve the week’s case…but it was wicked smart Penny, his niece, who always stole the show.


DuckTailsDuckTales:  The Movie and Music

The ever-popular DuckTales is getting a reboot in 2017 that will debut on the Disney HD channel. But before you get hooked on the new version, why not relive the DuckTale glory days? Hoopla offers the DuckTales movie and music from the (amazing) DuckTales video game.


Super MarioThe Super Mario Super Show!

Sometimes the shows we watched as children weren’t actually good. And that is definitely the case with The Super Mario Super Show! Featuring a forgettable rap intro, Lou Albano, AND animation this show isn’t an award-winner. But we watched it while eating snacks after school nonetheless. Hoopla has a variety of the Super Mario-inspired television shows…and they all make for great nostalgic (and hilarious) weekend viewing.

Using Hoopla to gain access to these forgotten gems is a must! So often the shows and movies we enjoyed from childhood are lost and are hard-to-find on payable and on demand streaming services. But they are never forgotten at the library…and it’s much better to find them here than to dig through the dusty collection of VHS tapes in your parents’ basement.