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Expand your horizons, get creative and try something new this summer by taking part in our teen summer reading challenge! Grades 7-12.

The Teen Summer Challenge has ended for 2022! Check back next summer for another fun challenge. 


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Kanopy is a streaming video service. It has 30,000+ video titles its collection, including the top fifty titles of the Criterion Collection of films, The Great Courses, and much more!

Whether you're just looking for a great movie to watch to relax, are learning about film studies, or are interested in learning more about the world through documentaries or college level courses, Kanopy has something for you.

With Kanopy you can:

  • Borrow up to 5 Kanopy items per month
  • Play borrowed items as often as you like within your 3-day loan period

Visit the How-To Guide tab above for instructions on how to create a Kanopy account and begin using the service.

Hoopla eMovies & TV

With hoopla you can:

  • borrow up to 5 hoopla items per month
  • Movies/TV are yours for 3 days after checkout
  • Play as often as you like within your 3-day loan period
  • hoopla app available for iPad and Android - play within the app
  • Stream over wifi or download to the app for offline watching (great for car rides and plane trips!)

One of the best ways to enjoy hoopla movies is streamed to a TV screen in your home!

What devices/setups can I use?

  • Use AirPlay mirroring to stream to an Apple TV device over Wi-Fi (see video below)
  • Cast to Chromecast (generation 1 & 2, with other versions in development) from iOS and Android 
  • Use an HDMI adapter to connect to an HDMI-ready TV and stream from your tablet's hoopla app via cable
  • Connect your computer to an HDMI-ready TV via cable and stream from your browser
  • Apps or channels are available on Apple TV (4th generation and higher), Android TV (all), Roku (version 7.6.3 an up), and Fire TV (generation 1 & 2, with other versions in development)

Hoopla Digital eMusic

Hoopla basics:

  • Thousands of music albums to choose from, including current chart-toppers & radio hits to classic rock/pop and beyond
  • You borrow the whole album, not just a few songs, and listen as much as you like for 7 days
  • No waiting lists or holds; simultaneous users means you borrow it when you want it
  • Check out up to 5 hoopla items in any month
  • Save for offline listening using the iPad/iPhone or Android app, or stream on your PC/Mac computer