Hoopla is committed to creating the best digital library experience for patrons. That is why early next month we are releasing a new digital eBook experience to make it even easier for reading any of the thousands of eBook titles available with no holds and no waiting.
Based on recommendations from our library partners, eBooks now have an innovative vertical scrolling mode – that allows patrons to take a break from flipping pages. With a simple swipe, you can continue on in the story. We have also added a faster scrolling engine, which allows for a quick skim of any eBook title.
With more patrons turning to Hoopla for educational and homeschooling content than ever, we have added new Highlights & Notes features, which are perfect for students and book discussion groups. Capturing thoughts and highlighting important sections to go back to for quick studying makes it easier than ever to learn on Hoopla! To help patrons find what they are looking for, we have also added a more enhanced search with added context.
And by popular demand, we now have a quick-changing Landscape view, to read the book on a tablet or iPad in a wider view!
To learn more, check out this video and feel free to share it with your patrons to let them know about the changes coming to eBooks early next month!
To register for and enjoy hoopla digital for free with your library card, please download the hoopla digital app from your Apple or Google Play store on your mobile device. If you are using a computer, you may visit https://www.hoopladigital.com/home.
For more information or should you have questions, please visit or call Smyth Public Library.
Please note, that when logging-in to Hoopla, type in your email, and then the Password/PIN required is simply your phone number.
FAQ of Hoopla:
With Hoopla, you can check out 3 items per month with your library card! NO WAITING!
You will have immediate access to:
MOVIES, FULL MUSIC ALBUMS, eBOOKS, eAUDIOBOOKS, TV EPISODES, and COMICS and GRAPHIC NOVELS!
ALL of this content will be available in one all-inclusive mobile app or website. The platform is simple, intuitive and free. BEST OF ALL? There is NO WAITING for titles, the collection contains half a million titles and is growing every day!!
Hoopla has added over 6,500 new titles! Click here for more information.
We are proud to continue offering your library credit-free content. Check out this month’s highlights!
CODE GIRL – Join high-school-aged girls from around the world as they try to better their community through technology and collaboration in this thrilling, heartfelt documentary
FREEDOM FIGHTERS – Follow three brave women who are speaking out against inequality and pushing for equal rights in their country
PACMEN – An unprecedented look at the men behind the Super-PACs that persuaded Dr. Ben Carson to run for President and their efforts to catapult him to the top of the polls
Sydney Film Festival
THE RUSSIAN FIVE – This film follows the stories of the five Russian players that emigrated to America, took root in Detroit, Michigan, and struggled to fit in, all while training day and night to become Stanley Cup champions
Seattle International Film Festival
VANISHING OF THE BEES – This documentary, narrated by Ellen Page, takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee
Family Movie Nights made easy with hoopla!
With many families staying in more than ever, hoopla can help make decisions for family movie night easy with our wide selection of family titles. We have curated a special collection of some of our favorites available now with no holds or waiting – including Ella Enchanted, Daddy Day Care, The 3 Tails, and more!
Discovering titles your patrons will love has never been easier with the new and expanded Movies of the Month on hoopla!
hoopla Summertime Read-Alongs
With the summer months winding down and school about to start up again there has never been a better time for parents to spend quality time together with their young children! hoopla makes it easy with a wide selection of children’s eBooks perfect for those learning how to read and expanding their vocabulary! We also offer video titles with read-along subtitles!
STEAM on hoopla offers hundreds of titles to help inspire the imaginations of younger patrons. We have created assets to help you promote collections around ‘Things That Go’ and all things transportation! Download them at the hoopla Resource Center!
These eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video titles are sure to help younger patrons learn something new!
The hoopla Resource Center now has reading guides for IDW Publishing graphic novels available on hoopla, including March Book One and March Book Two. John Lewis’s game-changing graphic memoir March has brought attention to a powerful issue and its three books have won numerous awards and have been a #1 New York Times Bestseller.
Check out the Reading Guides
Taylor Swift’s #1 album available on hoopla!
Taylor Swift had the highest sales week of any album in 2020 with her surprise album release, Folklore
Curate your own film festival with the power of your library card and hoopla!
The programs new Art House collection full of documentaries and films is the perfect place to start; click here for more information