Holidays with hoopla!

November 30th, 2018

Whether you’re wrapping gifts, decorating the house, or baking what feels to be the hundredth pie of the season, Hoopla has you covered on all things audio.

With 8 checkouts per month, you can check out an audiobook or two, and a few music CDs. You can download them instantaneously to your smart phone or device. Hoopla now syncs with your Amazon Alexa, so you can start listening hands-free.

Popular book titles like “Girl, Wash Your Face” by Rachel Hollis, “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah, and “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman are available right now! If you’ll be listening with your family, there are many family-friendly titles, like the “I Survived,” “39 Clues,” or “Wings of Fire” series.

Or if you’d rather get in the holiday spirit, try a Christmas compilation like “NOW That’s What I Call Merry Christmas,” Michael Bublé’s “Christmas,” or “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

If you haven’t used Hoopla yet, and you’d like help downloading the app, stop in your local library branch, or give us a call at 410-996-5600 x 481. To get started on making an account with your library card and PIN, visit

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Romance Readers Going Digital

November 9th, 2018

Romance readers everywhere are coming across a new trend that can make finding new books a little harder: more and more romance authors are publishing titles only as eBooks that you have to download and read on a computer, smartphone, or tablet.

Why is this happening? The romance industry is finding that more and more people are reading their books exclusively on devices, and therefore authors are continuing to publish their books in print, but are supplementing with digital-only titles as well.

If you are an avid reader like me and have been trying to find a way to read all the eBooks – I have your solution! Hoopla, one of the apps Cecil County Public Library provides to all library users, has an incredible selection of romance eBooks! They have everything from historical romance, to contemporary romance, to westerns, and any genres in between.

A few of my recommendations are “Blackmoore” by Julianne Donaldson, “When a Scot Ties the Knot” by Tessa Dare, or “The Accidental Guardian” by Mary Connealy.

Unsure about downloading and reading e-books? Come in to any of our libraries and we can show you how to download the app, or access the website, and then you can start reading immediately!

One of the best features of an eBook—in addition to its always being with you on your phone or e-reader—is the ability to change text size or the brightness of the screen, so you really can read in any situation.

To check out the selection on Hoopla, sign up with you library card and pin on our website.

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