Health & Fitness from Home

Looking for ways to incorporate a fitness routine into your lifestyle? Did you know that Hoopla offers a variety of health & fitness workout videos to keep you moving?  All titles are available immediately with no wait! Access is easy with your library card.

Check out the fitness collection





Full Body Workout


Jillian Michaels Workouts


Pilates & Toning


Qi Gong & Tai Chi


Virtual Walks


Prenatal Fitness


Fitness For Kids


And of course, if none of these other routines work for you, you can always keep it classic…

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What to Watch Right Now!

Hoopla has some great Bonus Borrow television shows and movies that you can watch right now!

If you are looking for some series that can help you get a good stretch in then there are currently two excellent yoga options being offered via Hoopla’s Bonus Borrows Core Power Yoga: Calorie Blast Yoga and Gaiam: Rodney Yee A.M. Yoga For Your Week.

For some sketch comedy laughs you can now enjoy the first full season of Robot Chicken created by Seth Green and Matt Senreich which has won six Emmy Awards.

Or maybe you want something entertaining to watch with your kids – then look no further than the movie adaptation of The Paper Bag Princess.

If you want something a little more educational for your children’s viewing pleasure Hoopla also currently has Martin Luther King, Jr. made by Wonderscape Education.

Don’t forget to browse through all of Hoopla’s current Bonus Borrows to see what other audiobooks, ebooks, and music you can enjoy right now!


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Just never got started with OverDrive?

Why not try it now?

While diving in and just plain using OverDrive yourself to request, borrow, read, and return items is probably the best way to learn it, there are free webcasts available that can help to introduce you to it and/or Libby:

There are several tabs for different subjects — some are upcoming live webcasts, but most are recorded and can be viewed at any time.  The webcasts generally range from 10 to 30 minutes.

If you’re new to OverDrive, you can safely skip anything about Marketplace — it’s basically the store where libraries (or consortia) purchase titles for patrons to borrow.

Christy @ McKeesport

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Your Reading History in Libby

Have you recently been stumped by something really simple?

Take Libby — so straightforward compared to the Overdrive app.

Heck if I could find my reading history, though.

Maybe because I haven’t had to click around 500 times to find the book I just borrowed; maybe because it is so simple to just start reading;  maybe because Libby keeps it simple and ALL activity (current loans, returns, and holds) is in one place.  I think I was looking for the word ‘history’ and missed the word ‘activity’ altogether.

For your READING HISTORY in Libby,

  • Shelf (lower right)
  • Activity (top menu bar)
  • Ta-da — hiding in plain sight.
    • Choose the circle with three dots inside to stop or start recording your history or to clear your entire history.


— Christy Barowich, Carnegie Library of McKeesport


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