Column: Hoopla digital arriving at library


Beginning Monday, May 1, we are excited to announce the introduction of hoopla digital: a new digital media service provided to Delaware County District Library patrons through which you may access and enjoy nearly half a million titles in formats like movies, TV, music albums, eAudiobooks, eBooks, and comics/graphic novels.

Hoopla is easily accessed all in one location with one login, from your computer, tablet, smartphone or the digital app. With hoopla, there are no hold lists, no late fees and no special steps to use it.

On a mobile device, borrowed content may be temporarily downloaded and accessed offline or, in either the app or on a computer, all borrowed content may be enjoyed while connected to the internet or by streaming.

I personally love this service because it is easy to use and provides our library patrons instant access to any titles they have interest in. As a DCDL cardholder, you may borrow up to six titles per month at this time. One borrow is the equivalent of a movie, audiobook, ebook, comic book or graphic novel, television episode, or music album.

To register for and enjoy hoopla digital with your library card, you can either download the hoopla digital app from your Apple or Google Play store on your mobile device or visit on a computer. For more information, please visit or call your local Delaware County District Library location or see more details on our website, under the Ebooks tab.

I hope you enjoy hoopla digital and look forward to your feedback. Below are just a few of the available titles that I think you might enjoy.

• A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. (Audiobook) A curmudgeon hides a terrible personal loss beneath a cranky and short-tempered exterior while clashing with new neighbors, a boisterous family whose chattiness and habits lead to unexpected friendship.

• Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. (Audiobook) An account of the previously unheralded but pivotal contributions of NASA’s African-American women mathematicians to America’s space program describes how they were segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws in spite of their groundbreaking successes.

• The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman. (Audiobook) Documents the true story of Warsaw Zoo keepers and resistance activists Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who in the aftermath of Germany’s invasion of Poland saved the lives of hundreds of Jewish citizens by smuggling them into empty cages and their home villa.

• The Great Courses. The Art of Travel Photography. (Television Series) Travel enthusiasts take note: this is your ticket to capturing the beauty and awe of any scene, anywhere in the world. Filled with practical tips, techniques, and field demonstrations, this course, taught by National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore, helps you learn to see the world through the eyes of a professional photographer, so you can take compelling travel photographs worth framing and sharing.

• Moana Soundtrack. (Music) Soundtrack to accompany the Disney movie about a young woman who sets sail on a daring mission to save her people. Along the way, she meets the once mighty demigod Maui–together they cross the ocean on a fun-filled, action-packed voyage.

• Hamilton the Musical. (Music) Music from the Tony Award-winning musical that provides a view of the many dramatic episodes in Alexander Hamilton’s life.

• La La Land Soundtrack. (Music) An aspiring actress and a dedicated jazz musician, struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts, is the backdrop for this movie soundtrack.

Nicole Fowles

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If you have a question that you would like to see answered in this column, mail it to Nicole Fowles, Delaware County District Library, 84 E. Winter St., Delaware, OH 43015, or call us at 740-362-3861. You can also email your questions by visiting the library’s web site at or directly to Nicole at [email protected]. No matter how you contact us, we’re always glad you asked!

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