Although there are still technically three weeks left in the season, the Labor Day holiday in the U.S. means the unofficial end of summer is upon us. The pools may be closed and school may be back in session, but there’s still plenty to look forward to as the days grow shorter and the leaves start to change color.
Your patrons can count on hoopla for a wide range of back-to-school needs. Educational STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics) titles in audiobook, eBook, television, and even music give kids numerous great ways to find help or simply explore a variety of subjects. Students can also borrow quite a bit of classic literature they may find on their required reading lists, on both eBook and audiobook. And those classics aren’t just for students, of course—they’re great reads for anyone! Along those same lines, adults interested in continuing education or looking to dive into a specific topic can find a collection of STEAM titles geared toward them on hoopla as well.
There’s plenty of other stuff going on that can be enjoyed, enhanced, or celebrated with the great content on hoopla as well. There's still time to check out our hoopla Book Club spotlight selection, Tangerine by Christine Mangan, before our fall title is selected. PBS is conducting the Great American Read in an effort to determine the best-loved novels across the country, and a number of included books are available on hoopla for those who would like to participate (and don’t forget about our selection of great PBS television titles). September is also designated as both Classical Music Month and National Yoga Month, with plenty of related content for patrons to explore. And finally, the annual Banned Books Week event will be observed September 23-29, and you can expect a curated collection of banned and challenged works available on hoopla later in the month.
We hope you and your patrons have a wonderful Labor Day weekend. And remember—although your library may be closed on Monday, patrons can borrow materials and stay connected through hoopla on all their mobile devices. There they’ll find all the content they need for their end-of-summer celebrations, as well as everything that comes next.