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By Christina B.

There are so many ways to stream movies and TV series at the moment: Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, etc. Each offer a great selection…for a price. But did you know that EVPL offers a similar streaming service that’s freely available if you have a library card? Hoopla is a fantastic service that offers a ton of movies and TV shows from which to choose! It can be accessed online or via a streaming device like a Roku and allows 10 items to be checked out per person each month. Here’s a few of the best reasons to give Hoopla streaming a shot:

 

New Movies, No Waiting

While many of the biggest blockbusters aren’t available right away on Hoopla, there are always some brand new movies that have a hold list a mile long. Why wait when you might not have to?

How to Catch a Unicorn (2019)

The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then Bigfoot (2018)

Shoplifters (2018) 

The Professor and the Madman (2019) 

Stuck (2019) 

Hotel Artemis (2018) 

A Dark Place (2018) 

 

Unavailable Favorites

Sometimes the one movie you were looking for is checked out. It’s always worth checking Hoopla to see if it’s available to stream!

Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)

Good Will Hunting (1997)

The Great Escape (1963)

No Country for Old Men (2008)

Annie (1999)

Fiddler on the Roof (1971) 

Room (2016)

Loving Vincent (2017)

Finding Neverland (2004)

 

Only Available to Stream

No library can afford to buy physical copies of every movie that comes out, so some are only available to stream. Browsing Hoopla, I found quite a few!

The Ticket (2016)

Into the White (2012) 

Pilgrimage (2017) 

The Elephant and the Butterfly (2017)

Mine (2017) 

The Alienist (2018)

The Rewrite (2014) 

Lo and Behold (2016)

 

Disney Classics

Since I was raised on Disney movies, I was ecstatic to find many classics that aren’t always available on DVD. While these may or may not migrate to Disney’s own streaming service later this year, for the time being, there are tons of classics available.

Swiss Family Robinson (1960) 

The Ugly Dachshund (1966) 

Castaway Cowboy (1974)

The Journey of Natty Gann (1985) 

The Moonspinners (1964)

The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975)

No Deposit, No Return (1976)

 

Special Categories 

Lastly, one of my favorite features of Hoopla is the fun categories they offer, which go beyond the staples like “drama” or “action.” Click on “directed by women,” “80’s throwback,” “based on a true story,” “cult classics,” “summer romance,” and many more!

Across the Universe (2007)

Heathers (1988) 

The Lost City of Z (2016) 

What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

Dare to be Wild (2015)

 

If you’re not looking to stream any movies at the moment, Hoopla is still worth exploring! Like Libby, it has a variety of eAudiobooks, which are perfect for summer road trips or making daily commutes more enjoyable. It also has comics, music albums, and of course, eBooks–basically an entire virtual library at your fingertips!

 

Christina B.
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Christina B.


Christina's definition of a good day involves drinking tea, cuddling her cat, and reading whatever tickles her fancy. She also enjoys traveling, playing strategy board games, and is forever mourning the cancellation of Firefly.

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