Halloween hoopla


In the next few days as patrons are scrambling for last minute scaresrlj_rut764700_270, remind them of the wide range of horror films ALWAYS available on hoopla!

Horror categories include (but not limited to) Satanic, Slashers, Vampires and even Comedic.

Classics such as Children of the Corn, You’re Next, Hellraiser, Scream, Scary Movie, and Plan 9 From Outer Space are waiting to terrify your patrons!


Hoopla also has seasonal music: Adults, Parties, and Movie Soundtracks.

Listen to the Theme from Halloween if you want scary ambience or Monster Mash for the little kids!

Whether you are looking for fright or fun, hoopla has something for everyone this Halloween!

Rob Kalchthaler / Bethel Park Public Library

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What Better Time to Find A Grave ??

‘Tis the season to introduce your patrons to FindAGrave.com! (Oooh, so spooky!) It’s like the wikipedia of cemeteries, and a truly awesome resource for genealogy research! FindAGrave.com is essentially a communal catalog of grave sites from across the world – where users document the names, dates, locations, photographs, etc. of burial plots, which they upload and share.  It’s amazing how many cemeteries and burial locations have been documented by avid genealogists/researches/cemetery enthusiasts in the area – 168 in Allegheny County alone!

Find A Grave - Allegheny County

It’s equally surprising how many small and unmarked cemeteries are documented. I discovered this small, family burial ground in my hometown of Coraopolis, PA (in Allegheny County), which has only 6 plots.  Driving past, you’d never know it was there!


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This is a great resource to share with your library patrons that are interested in genealogy!

Richelle Klug,
Sewickley Public Library

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Don’t forget about Hoopla with High Demand Holds!

Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis has been a popular title in all formats across Allegheny County libraries since it was released in February.  For more than 6 months, this has been a high-in-demand item.  91R+eiTnLpL

  • OverDrive eBook: 64 copies, with 7 people waiting per copy
  • OverDrive audio book: 55 copies, with 7 people waiting per copy
  • Print Book: 199 holds, 70 items
  • Spoken CDs: 51 holds, 17 items

BUT, this title is available NOW on Hoopla in both eBook and audio book format.  For patrons who cannot wait for a title, be sure to recommend Hoopla.  Hoopla is filled with best selling titles in both eBook and audio book format.  And remember, NO WAITING!

Hoopla is filled with best-selling titles, and highly anticipated books for the fall such as, The Tattooist Auschwitz by Heather Morris (in audio book).

For those who want popular titles without waiting, direct them to Hoopla!

  • Pam, Baldwin Borough Library


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The Great Courses on Hoopla


Hoopla100 Did you know that Hoopla has hundreds of The Great Courses audio programs?
The Great Courses are college-level courses that are distributed by The Teaching Company, an American company based in Virginia. Topics include history, religion, science, literature, business, psychology, philosophy, language, music, fine arts, and more.
The courses provide high quality classes for lifelong learners. The presenters are college professors who are chosen for their expertise and engaging style. The course topics are selected according to user demand. If you have patrons who love The Great Courses, be sure to tell them about Hoopla.

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