Hoopla makes finding children’s materials one-tap easy.

If you have the Hoopla app, you may have noticed a recent update that put the word “KIDS” in the upper left corner of the screen. What’s that all about? Well, Hoopla has now made it even easier to put the app in Kids’ mode, making browsing safe & easy for younger users. You used to have to go to “Settings” and toggle “Kids Mode.” Now, with one tap, the entire collection is narrowed down to children’s materials (about G or PG-level) in video, music, & books. It even hides any current checkouts or items in your history that are adult level, so that any child using the device won’t see them. A banner at the top of each page keeps you notified that you’re still in Kids Mode, just in case you’re wondering where all your romance novels went (if you’re into that kind of thing!). To turn Kids Mode off, just go back to your My Hoopla screen and tap “KIDS” again. Kudos to Hoopla for the update – it really couldn’t be simpler!

Heather Auman
Western Allegheny Community Library