The Union County Library System is offering a new, refreshingly quick and free way to get music, television shows, movies, and audiobooks. Starting July 1st, library patrons can use Hoopla Digital to access an array of audio and video materials via Netflix-style streaming on their computers, tablets and smart phones. It’s the latest addition to the Library’s extensive menu of electronic resources.
All Hoopla content is available on demand. No holds necessary. No waiting. Users can watch or listen to their selections via online streaming or by temporarily downloading selections to a mobile device for viewing without an internet connection. Downloaded titles are automatically removed at the end of their checkout period, eliminating worries about late fees. The service works from all major browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Google Chrome.
Hoopla’s digital collection counts tens of thousands of titles – some 100,000 CDs; 10,000 audiobooks; 3,000 movies; and 500 TV series – and continues to expand. Because the Library is charged each time an item is checked out on one of its cards, we currently limit users to 4 items per card per month. Each TV episode counts as an item. Checkout time for videos is 72 hours. For music CDs, it’s seven days. And for audiobooks, it’s three weeks. All you need is a valid library card!
Excited? We are! To get started on July 1st, visit www.hoopladigital.com and click ‘Sign Up.’ Tablet and smart phone users can download the Hoopla app from their app store (just search for “Hoopla Digital”).
The Union County Library System, which includes The Public Library of Union County, Herr Memorial Library and West End Library, is hosting its annual Summer Reading Kick-off Event on Friday, June 6th at the Mifflinburg Community Park. This year’s Summer Reading theme is “Fizz, Boom, READ” which explores all things science.
To explore the theory that kindness is contagious, readers can participate in “The Kind Acts Experiment” to spark a positive reaction within the Union County community. This experiment is designed to motivate, encourage, inform and inspire those living and working within Union County to perform various acts of volunteerism, good deeds, charity, donation, fundraising and overall acts of kindness to fellow individuals, charities and organizations in need.
Help test this theory and turn this “experiment” into a “movement.”
- Stop by the circulation desk of any Union County Library and pick up a copy of a Spark Card (a version for kids and a version for teens/adults are available)
- Complete five (5) kind acts. (On the “Kind Acts Spark Card,” color one (1) spark symbol for every kind act that you do and briefly write what the kind acts were on the lines provided.)
- Connect five (5) boxes in a row either across, up, down or diagonally to complete the “SPARK”! Simply return your completed form to any Union County Library to receive a free gift while supplies last.
The Kind Acts Experiment will run June 2nd thru August 15th. So the question is….do you have the spark?
Saturday, May 3 – 10 am – 1 pm
Join us for the Libraries for Health Expo 2014! Fun for all ages!
Over 30 local health, fitness and nutrition agencies
Free Health Screenings
Watch nature come to life through the works of Russell Kiefer in Gallery 255 at The Public Library for Union County during the month of April. Russell Kiefer will be available to talk about his work during a reception at the library on Tuesday, April 1st from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for more information click here.
Confused about your health care options? Get help over the phone or schedule a one-on-one appointment with a Certified Health Care Insurance Advisor:
1-800-790-8501 to schedule a weekday appointment at the Public Library for Union County in Lewisburg.
570-939-5892 to schedule a Saturday appointment at the Public Library for Union County in Lewisburg.
1-855-849-1510 for the Geisinger Trusted Advisor phone help or to schedule an appointment at Geisinger in Danville.
In December, PLUC patrons downloaded over 1,000 eBooks and audiobooks. Download yours today. Click on the eBranch2Go icon to get started.
The library is holding its 25th annual auction: A Celebration Among the Stars. Join us for our silver anniversary. It is sure to be a special event. Tickets are $60 and go on sale January 15th.
Have a new device? The library offers popular audiobooks and eBooks to download on a computer, MP3 player, iPod, smartphone or tablet. Browse for bestsellers, classics, fiction, or nonfiction for all ages and borrow a title today.
The Chess Club at The Public Library for Union County, held at 7 p.m. Tuesdays has been cancelled until further notice.
Your Library Card — Don’t leave home without it!
And now you don’t have to with the Union County Library System’s new key chain library card!
Whether checking out materials at one of the three library locations or downloading eBooks and audiobooks through Overdrive, your library card will always be handy and easy to find.
Library users can upgrade to a new card free of charge by visiting the circulation desk and trading in their current library card. All account information will remain the same, including the information saved in the online ‘My Account’ feature.
Upgrading to a new library card will affect users of Overdrive. If you have items on hold or on a wish list, this information may be lost. However, titles currently downloaded should not be affected.
The new library cards, featuring a bright new design, will be available September 1. Each key chain library card comes with a standard size card as well.
Residents of Union County can obtain a free library card by visiting any UCLS location—the Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd., Lewisburg; Herr Memorial Library, 500 Market Street, Mifflinburg; or West End Library, 45 Ball Park Road Laurelton.
Library cardholders may check out books, DVDs, music CDs, books on CD and magazines, as well as use the library’s public computers with Internet access. Cardholders may also use the ‘My Account’ feature 24/7 to place holds and renew materials, as well as access online databases.