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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Have You Heard About Hoopla?

September 22nd, 2014

hooplaHave you heard?

Cecil County Public Library has launched Hoopla – an exciting new digital resource for movies, music and audiobooks!

With Hoopla, Cecil County Public Library gives you free access to:

– 8 checkouts per month – movies, TV, music and eAudiobooks

– No holds lists and no fines

– Unlimited viewing or listening during your checkout period (once checkout time has expired, item will automatically disappear from your computer or device)

– Over 100,000 titles with new selections added weekly — new, popular, classic and educational titles

– Hoopla carries approximately 80% of albums listed on Billboard magazine’s top 100 lists, often on the day the album is released (try it before you buy it!)

– Easy to use – just have your library card number and PIN handy

Our staff has been trying it out – and they’ve fallen head-over-heels for Hoopla!  Here’s what one dedicated staff user has to say:

CCPL: What do you think about Hoopla?

LY: My family doesn’t just love books, movies and music – we consume them! My husband and I always have audiobooks in our cars, and we all have eBooks and eAudiobooks downloaded to our devices.  We watch tons of digital movies and television. Hoopla is great – on the go and it’s free!

CCPL: How do you use Hoopla?

LY: We use all of Hoopla’s products – music, movies/television, and eAudiobooks.

CCPL: Where do you use it?

LY: Everywhere! We access our Hoopla materials in our cars, the house, the doctor’s office, at football practice – and even on a family camping trip!

CCPL: Why do you love it?

LY: Hoopla is SO easy to use! Forget having to go through a bunch of steps to get to the media you want. Just register, browse, then checkout.  You can even do temporary downloads if you don’t want to use up your data by streaming! They’ve thought of everything.

For more information and to try Hoopla for yourself, click here or visit any Cecil County Public Library Branch location.

We would love to hear from you! How do you Hoopla?

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