Posted April 13, 2020
Hoopla: E-Books, E-Audio, Movies and Music
Hoopla allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later.
Poestenkill Library provides you 5 instant borrows each month. These digital borrows will reset every month and you can borrow more than one title at a time. Books are available for 21 days, videos are available for 72 hours, and music titles are available for 7 days after you borrow. Hoopla is available on your desktop, phone, tablet, Alexa devices, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, and Android TV. Make sure to download the app to take your borrows anywhere.
To sign up for Hoopla, visit Hoopla Digital, and select Get Started Today. Follow the prompts to create an account, select Poestenkill Library, enter your library barcode and account PIN number. If you have a library account from a different UHLS library, please select that library to continue signing up.
For help with Hoopla, please visit the Hoopla Help Page. If you need help with your library card or PIN, please email email@example.com.
Posted March 29, 2020
There are so many wonderful companies and organizations now offering free access to their sites and resources. I can’t possibly list them all, but here are a couple that may be of interest.
National Emergency Library
The Internet Archive is a nonprofit group which has made over 4 million books available online for free.
Go on a virtual field trip!
Virtual Field Trips for everyone
Don’t forget Overdrive for ebooks and audiobooks, and both Overdrive & Flipster for a great online magazine selection. I love to read magazines on my iPad – none of those annoying cards fall out! See links to the right.
Please fill out your 2020 Census. There are only a few questions and they are not hard! This information is critical as it is used to determine:
– representation at the State & Federal levels
– funding for towns & cities
– school funding
– library funding
– health & safety funding.
The information is confidential. It can be completed online, by phone, or by mail. If you do not complete your census, a census worker will definitely be knocking on the door. Everyone counts and everyone is important!
The wi-fi at the library is on 24/7 and can be easily accessed in the parking lot (also a quiet place if you need a temporary break from being at home) with no password required.
I hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy. I am fairly sure the library will be closed through the end of April. The Friends are already working on a new date for Spring Market Day and planning the Garage Sale Day. That will be a great place to sell all the things you have been cleaning out of every nook and cranny in the house! I will add dates as soon as they are finalized.
Take care. I miss seeing all my library friends!