Hoopla is a digital service is a popular streaming service containing audiobooks, eBooks, movies, music, comics, and more, offered through your library for FREE with a valid library card. Throughout the month of August, Hoopla is bringing back its popular “Bonus Borrows” program, providing unlimited access to a portion of their collection for all users.
Library cardholders using this service are limited to eight (8) checkouts per month. Unlike the OverDrive (Libby) service, titles in the streaming Hoopla collection are always available for checkout. Hoopla carries over 500,000 titles and has served as a great supplemental service to the library’s digital collection.
When you checkout a title from the Bonus Borrows collection this month, they do not count against your monthly Hoopla borrows and are free for your library to lend to you without any charges. CLICK HERE to view a list of the titles available to borrow for free through this promotion.
A popular movie from the past of interest is 1997’s “Digging to China” starring Kevin Bacon and Evan Rachel Wood. In this film, 10-year-old Harriet dreams of leaving her home where she doesn’t feel she’s needed by her mother and sister. When her mother dies in a car accident, she really starts to make plans for leaving and she finally does so together with her childlike friend Ricky, an adult who’s mentally handicapped. The film is rated PG for thematic elements and some emotional moments.
We invite you to take advantage of Bonus Borrows throughout August with Hoopla, available for free at your library. If you don’t have an Abilene Public Library card, visit your local library branch and register for one. They’re free for all who reside within Abilene’s city limits. What will you checkout?