NEW: hoopla BingePass

hoopla BingePass is a brand new experience that gives library patrons unlimited streaming of great online content for 7 days with just a single hoopla Instant borrow. 

BingePass is a new format on hoopla — patrons can browse it just like they would browse audiobooks, eBooks, movies, etc. They’ll find it with the “More” button in hoopla’s bottom navigation on a mobile device. (See app screenshot below.)

BingePass is launching with:

  • hoopla Magazines BingePass – patrons can access current issues of 50 popular and in-demand magazine titles with just one hoopla Instant borrow!
  • The Great Courses BingePass – patrons can complete a whole course from The Great Courses, or browse a variety of topics of interest, all with a single hoopla Instant borrow.
  • Curiosity Stream BingePass – patrons get access to thousands of documentaries and nonfiction series featuring many different topics, like science, history, technology, lifestyle, and more. Plus, there’s great children’s content!

Get the word out to your patrons today about the new hoopla BingePass format by using the marketing materials from hoopla.

And stay tuned because hoopla says there is more great BingePass content to be added in 2022!

-Richelle @ Sewickley Public Library

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Hoopla Holiday Collection Promotion

The thing about holiday collections in libraries is that for the one month of the year that they are featured, they are in such high-demand that our shelves clear out. (An excellent problem to have!) So how do we supplement our physical collections with available holiday content? Answer: hoopla!

Unlike other digital collections, hoopla materials are always available. When staff direct patrons to the resource, we can rest assured that the suggested title we recommend will be there. And fortunately, hoopla makes it even easier to recommend titles with curated holiday collections!

From Halloween to Christmas, hoopla supplies curated content to fit the needs and whims of library patrons of all ages. Not only does hoopla provide quality content in convenient collections, but they also offer marketing tools & social media assets to make it easy to promote to your patrons!

The holiday promo tools include flyers, social media images, and links to Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas & holiday Bonus Borrows collections. There is even a link to examples of library social media posts to make your library’s promotions that much easier!

Find the links for posters, Facebook, Instagram & Twitter graphics next to each collection.
Go ahead and stick printed flyers out with your physical holiday collections to promote these always available collections!

I personally enjoy the digital catalog of holiday collections on hoopla. Brings me back to flipping through holiday store catalogs as a child and circling all of the toys I wanted, but now it’s all the books and movies I want to check out. It even links directly to the content in hoopla, making it a one-stop-shop! You can share the link to the catalog directly with your patrons in your social posts or on your website.


Need more promo ideas? Head to the hoopla resources page for additional marketing tools & assets. They provide a vast array of promo materials for any time of year. And don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of the page because there is a ton of info there, too! I find the Quarter Assets to be especially helpful because they highlight timely themes (e.g. Cookbook Month in October, National Native American Heritage Month in November, etc.)

So when your holiday shelves are looking bare, know that the hoopla holiday collection is there for you & your patrons!

Richelle – Sewickley Public Library

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eTips for Library Patrons

Do you often have patrons ask you what the best library app is or what they should use to access library materials from home?

Well the Digital Resource Committee (the librarians you see post here) are here to help and we even have an updated eTips handout for you to use! You can access this handy tip sheet via this website. Just click on Marketing Materials at the top of this page and then scroll down to the eTips handout where you can print off these handy sheets to give to patrons whenever the are struggling to pick the app that best suits their needs.

You can also click the link above to be taken directly to the eTips Handout!

-Adrianne, Northland Public Library

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Happy Pride Month with Hoopla

It is finally summer and it is also Pride Month – to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community Hoopla has a variety of great stories for everyone to enjoy, learn from, and discuss. Check out the Pride Month Collections that Hoopla has curated to up your knowledge and entertainment!

Hoopla has quite a myriad of eBooks to browse and consume in their LGBTQ+ Pride Month Collection…

And wide range of different audiobooks to dig into which are located in their Celebrate Pride Month Collection…

And remember you never have to wait in a long Hold line with Hoopla if you find a comic you want to read right now in the LGBTQ+ Pride Month Collection also located in the comics section of Hoopla!

Begin your summer with a new reading experience or enjoy a new find with Hoopla’s Pride Month Collections!

Happy Rainbow Reading!

-Adrianne, Northland Public Library

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