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Featured Libraries Returns with Arlington Public Library, Lambton County and More!

After a brief hiatus, our Featured Libraries post has returned! Summer reading programs are in full swing at our libraries, and we have some great examples of hoopla partner libraries going above and beyond to reach their patrons. The summer is a great time to communicate the services available at your library, and our Featured Libraries have done just that.

Arlington Public Library

Photo courtesy of Shari Henry on Twitter @nahurry

Photo courtesy of Shari Henry on Twitter @nahurry

Our friends at APL recently launched with patrons in June, and Shari Henry went on local ABC affiliate ABC7 to discuss the launch. APL Director Diane Kresh also wrote up a beautiful story on her blog as well, filled with links to personal recommendations. They also had a launch blowout with cookies, balloons and more. I’m getting hungry just writing this blog!

APL has taken a hugely successful launch and turned that into over 900 registered hoopla users in just under a calendar month. 


McHenry Public Library District

Doubling down is usually reserved for the blackjack table, but MPLD has “doubled down” for the entire summer! During a special, summer promotion hoopla users at MPLD are able to borrow 10 titles instead of the usual 5. To celebrate this promotion, they have put up a special graphic on their website, along with sandwich board-esque signage and a hoopla flag in their library building. 

Bucks County Library System

BCLS delivers in a very big way, with their newly adorned delivery trucks. These trucks can be seen across Bucks County, Pennsylvania delivering materials to their 18 locations. “Try Something New” is the slogan for this library, and they have definitely done so with these trucks!

Lambton County Library

In Ontario, Lambton County Library has some very talented patrons in their community. At their launch event, “The hoopla at your library song!” was performed by Cory and Ben Sitek. This smooth, jazzy song is a great example of unique events held by libraries during their launch. Students from St. Patrick’s Catholic High School also put together real-life scenarios with the theme “hoopla Might Have the Answer.”  Students fully produced this video, which further showcases the talented members of the Lambton County community.