Reading can take you on many adventures without leaving  the comfort of your chair. It can also help children learn many new skills and address the emotions they might be feeling at this sometimes stressful time. Hoopla is an online library resource that is a way to have your public library at home with you.  Hoopla allows you to borrow ebooks,music and movies through the library for free.  You can enjoy them through your computer, tablet or phone.  Below is a small peek at all the wonderful books Hoopla has to offer.  You can check out 8 items each month.  Hope to see you soon and until then enjoy all the pleasures reading has to offer.

Picture Books

A Bear Sat on My Porch Today by Jane Yolen, Rilla Alexander

Age Range: 3 – 5 years  

What to do if a rather insistent bear squats on your porch today? Followed in short order by a shaggy squirrel, a spraying skunk, a playful possum, and a bevy of forest critters large and small? This hilarious cumulative tale of reluctant hospitality and generous inclusivity will leave readers chanting, “OKAY. OKAY! YOU CAN STAY.” But watch out! That porch is starting to sway.

Pete the Cat Perfect Pizza Party by James Dean, Kimberly Dean

Age Range: 3 – 6 years 

It’s a party, a party, a perfect pizza party!

That’s what Pete thinks as he plies the pie high with his favorite topping-pepperoni. But then his friends come over and add their own toppings to the pizza. Will Pete’s perfect pizza be ruined? There’s only one way to find out!

Unicorn Day by Diana Murray, Luke Flowers

Age Range: 4 – 8 years

The most important rule of Unicorn Day is to have fun, fun, fun!

The unicorns are celebrating their favorite day of the year, complete with rainbows, cupcakes, butterflies, and all sorts of joyful things. But when it’s revealed there’s an impostor in their midst, the party comes to a screeching halt. Will the unicorns welcome all and continue their fun in all its glittery glory?

The Hare and the Tortoise by Aesop

 Age Range: 3 – 7 years

When an arrogant hare thinks he’s the best around, who could possibly bring him down? One determined tortoise is about to try! 

Non- Fiction

How Plants Grow by Dona Herweck Rice

Age Range: 5 – 8 years 

Beginning readers explore the steps to make plants grow! Readers will learn about various parts of the plant including seeds, roots, and leaves in this engaging nonfiction title. Featuring vivid, clear photos and simple, informational text, even the most reluctant reader will be captivated!

Cooking Class Global Feast! by Deanna F. Cook

Age Range: 6 – 12 years

Kids are invited to embark on an international food adventure without leaving their kitchens! Deanna F. Cook’s companion to her best-selling Cooking Class and Baking Class features 50 kid-tested recipes inspired by culinary traditions from around the world.

Ralph Masiello’s Ocean Drawing Book by Ralph Masiello

Age Range: 5 – 8 years

Ralph Masiello makes a splash with the latest addition to his popular drawing series. Easy-to-follow steps and clear diagrams show kids how to draw aquatic flora and fauna from clams to seaweed to sharks. Extra challenge steps are included for more experienced artists.

Animal Sprinting Stars by Susan E. Hamen

Age Range: 7 – 10 years 

which animal athletes would win the gold, silver, and bronze medal in a sprinting competition: the green basilisk lizard, cheetah, or peregrine falcon? Explore the animal kingdom’s best sprinters and compare how their skills rate against one another.


100 Hits: Toddler Favorites

The Countdown Kids: St. John’s Children’s Choir

Disney Karaoke Series: Frozen (Sing-Along Favorites)

Disney Karaoke

The Hit Crew Kids

Charles Bradlee, Marty Panzer


Elle Bella Bingo

Ella Bella and Henry are best friends, but she becomes jealous when Henry wants to play with the cool new kid. When Henry runs away, Ella Bella and a new kid go on a bicycle adventure to find Henry and learn the magic of friendship.

Harriet The Spy

Harriet M. Welsch is probably the world’s most accomplished 11-year-old spy. Harriet dreams of being a writer, and her nanny and best friend Golly told her to start by writing down everything she sees.


Based on a true story, 12 year old Tom (Art Parkinson) and his misfit friends fight to save Buster the baby elephant during the air raids on Belfast in 1941.


As Ash and his friends journey to Crown City to join the crowds watching the Pokémon Baccer World Cup, mysterious forces are in motion that could bring untold misfortune to them all!

Educational Movies

Alphabet Songs

Sing your ABCs with Elmo and all your favorite Sesame Street Muppets! Float with an astronaut in space, juggle with a robot, and swing by the “G Club” to hear the different sounds it makes! Packed with lively and engaging melodies, Alphabet Songs fosters a rich understanding of letters and vocabulary by emphasizing sounds and connecting them with visuals to reinforce the learning.

Highlights – Amazing Animals

What’s your favorite animal? Does it live deep in the ocean or high in the rainforest trees? Maybe it lives right in your house! There are so many kinds of animals to explore on our planet. Let’s watch and learn about amazing animals!

Baby’s First Impressions – Seasons

Baby’s First Impressions SEASONS introduces children to the four seasons and takes them on a trip through Winter snow, Spring flowers, Summer sunshine and Autumn colors in a format designed to nurture your child’s early learning skills. Children learn to recognize seasons as well as make connections between the holidays and the time of year

All About Volcanoes

Learn all about volcanoes around the globe. What are volcanoes and how are they formed? What causes volcanoes to erupt? How do scientists classify volcanoes? What are the different types of volcanoes? What are notable volcanoes and volcanic eruptions?