Did you know that the Library offers free streaming video? You can have audiobooks, TV shows, and movies on-demand. Book access is only a part of what we do.
My eight-year-old daughter watched several episodes of The Addams Family TV show from its first season in 1964. She did this on my computer for free by using the Library’s Hoopla service. Following her experience, she agreed to be interviewed for this blog.
Q: Why did you use Hoopla today?
A: I wanted to watch The Addams Family and I was bored. And I couldn’t watch Goosebumps because we didn’t have any (DVDs).
A: I wanted to watch something scary. But it wasn’t really scary. It was just silly.
Q: Did you like it?
A: Yeah. Why wouldn’t I? There was a lot of kissing, though. That was gross.
Q: Would you recommend it to other people?
A: Yes. Yes I would.
Q: If so, who?
A: Everyone in the world
Q: Would you recommend using Hoopla to other people?
A: No. They may not have the right software.
I see her concern, software is a reason why others may not want to try Hoopla as well. However, it is made to be compatible across multiple platforms. Library employees are being trained on Hoopla and will gladly assist you in being able to use this service.