Travel season

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Whether you are looking for inspiration for your next trip or are an armchair traveler, be sure to check out hoopla’s great selection of travel information.

For ebooks, there are thousands of titles available from many of the biggest publishers such as Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, Fodor’s, and National Geographic.

There are also many videos to choose from as well.

Happy traveling!

Tracy – Monroeville Public Library

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Stay on Top of Summer Learning this Summer!

Did you know that Allegheny County offers a variety of online resources to help fight the summer slide? has learning games, practice worksheets, and flashcards. You can connect with a live tutor for more help or just drop off a question.  

Check out Mango Languages to brush up on your skills this summer! This eResource offers interactive lessons with both audio and visual elements. 

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BookFlix is a great resource for encouraging young readers. It pairs a non-fiction and fiction children’s book together that have a similar theme. Each book pair comes with a set of educational activities such as sequencing, fact or fiction, and word matching.  

Lastly, don’t forget to sign up for your local library’s summer reading program! It’s another fantastic way to beat the summer slide. 

-Erin Weaver, Bridgeville Public Library

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Summer Travel’s Best Friend – Hoopla Bonus Borrows

This summer is sure to be a busy one whether you are planning a big vacation with the whole family or a staycation all to yourself. Don’t worry though because Hoopla’s Bonus Borrows will be there to save the day. When you know you are going to hit your 15 Hoopla borrows too quick during that long car or plane rid Hoopla’s Bonus Borrows are there in a pinch, so pick from the Bonus Borrows list and settle in with a new read, listen, or watch (they have movies and tv shows on these lists too).

Maybe you are looking for something a little more specific – don’t worry there are Bonus Borrow collections curated to lots of tastes! A list for all the romantics out there called The Happily Ever After Bonus Borrow collection is just one option out there. Hoopla also has Bonus Borrows for teens (Teen Scene), a list for thrill seekers (Uncover the Thrills), and even a collection for all of us still thirsting few new knowledge (Bonus Borrows NonFiction).

Summer is sure to be full of fun with Hoopla’s Bonus Borrows!

-Adrianne, Northland Public Library

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Get Ready, Get Set, GROW!

It’s that time of year again where avid gardeners are planning out their summer designs. Did you know that Libby and Hoopla has a large collection of Gardening materials?

Next time a patron asks for gardening books, don’t forget to check out the e-resources and all they have available!

Gabi – Robinson Library

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