The Ohio County Public Library has made an exciting expansion of the digital resources available on the library’s website. The recent expansion will allow library card holders to access expanded popular titles on Hoopla Flex, the New York Times online, films on Kanopy, children’s books from iVox, music from Freegal, and more all for free. These additions have been made to the great digital resources that were already available through the library.
“As many are struggling financially, we are happy to expand free educational and entertainment opportunities to library card holders,” said Amy Kastigar, Ohio County Public Library Director. “These additional online resources will provide members of our community with new ways of learning and discovering through e-books, audiobooks, movies, music and more."
In addition to the ten Hoopla Instant borrows patrons already received each month with their Ohio County Public Library card, they now will have ten Hoopla Flex borrows to use on thousands of specially marked Hoopla Flex eBooks and Audiobooks. With Hoopla Flex, patrons will find thousands of new and popular books that they can borrow now or place on hold to read later.
The New York Times is an essential source on nearly every topic — from the vital issues shaping our world to the simple pleasures that make everyday life better. Ohio County Public Library card holders can now access the New York Times online, in addition to New York Times Cooking and NYTimes Games.
Kanopy is a video streaming service that provides instant access to thousands of critically acclaimed movies, documentaries and kid favorites. Kanopy partners with studios like A24, The Criterion Collection, PBS and more to bring Ohio County Public Library patrons access to thoughtful entertainment. Card holders can stream Kanopy on their favorite devices! Kanopy is accessible via mobile and tablet apps for iPhone and Android, as well as Roku, Apple TV, and Fire Stick.
iVox Books is a children’s book app which uses the latest in storytelling technology to delight and engage curious young minds. Children ages 3-8 can follow along with a story while interacting with its characters and scenes immersing them in the narrative like never before.
The Ohio County Public Library has seen a thirty-three percent increase in new card holders in recent months from 2021.The library hopes that the new features are enjoyed by new card holders, as well as encourage additional residents to renew or signup for library cards.
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