Discover Hoopla Music

June 19th, 2017

Have you ever seen a movie and really loved the music soundtrack?  How about being able to sample the newest music without paying for it?  Having a birthday party for your kids and need party music?  Are you into meditation or need to relax?  Yes?

The library has the product to meet your needs!

Discover Hoopla music.  A streaming or downloadable media service available to you anytime and anywhere.   Hoopla is like having your public library’s music collection at your fingertips.  Our selection of downloadable music, available for adults, youth and children, can be borrowed for 7 days and you can enjoy up to 8 titles per month.   If you are worried about the content, enable “kids mode” within the settings to filter out any adult content.  At the end of the loan period, the item disappears from your device.  No late fees and no need to return the item to the library.  You can either download the Hoopla app, available in Google Play or Apple App Store or stream music directly to your computer.

There are many categories of music available including music featured on NPR, summer road trip music, comedy, and new age.  There is even a category for New Music Friday where you can download brand new albums.  There is something for everyone.  I personally love to download music to enjoy while running.  There is a category for fitness & workout.  Hoopla offers a great way to explore new music genres with your library card.  So, if you have not tried Hoopla music, maybe you should!


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Armed Forces Day

May 16th, 2016

Armed Forces DayWhat are you doing next Saturday, May 21? Did you know it’s Armed Forces Day?

President Harry S. Truman led the initiative to create a holiday for citizens to honor our military and their service to our country.The first official Armed Forces Day was held in New York City in 1950 and in 1961 President John F. Kennedy declared the third Saturday in May a national holiday.

When you visit the library, look for our Military Family Resource Collection. This special collection of adult, children and teen books, DVDs, and children’s learning resource kits are available to connect military members and military families with the materials they need to handle the unique challenges of military life. Resources include materials about deployment, families, women’s issues, relationships, re-entering civilian live, employment, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, job training, starting a business and more.

Do you know a veteran who would like to learn more about using computers and technology? We offer one-on-one basic technology appointments in all our branches – these appointments are open to the general public as well. We also have a list of resources for veterans and military families available on our website.

Cecil County Public Library is available to veterans who need assistance connecting with their VA Benefits. A great place to start getting connected with VA benefits is by visiting the Maryland Department of Veteran Affairs website or by contacting the Maryland Department of Veteran Affairs Service Officer, Russ Biondo, at the State Office Building, 2 South Bond Street, 4th Floor, Bel Air, MD 21014 (410) 836-4900. The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs was created by the State Legislature in 1999 as an executive agency with the mission of assisting veterans, active duty service members, their families and dependents, in securing benefits earned through military service.

Join us in honoring the sacrifices and contributions made by our veterans and the brave family members and loved ones of our service men and women.

Have you thanked a vet today?

 

“Our nation owes each day of security and freedom that we enjoy to the members of our Armed Forces and their families. Behind our brave service men and women, there are family members and loved ones who share in their sacrifice and provide unending support.” – President Obama


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