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Creepy Series for Kids!

  • Posted on: 5 October 2021
  • By: Jon Schafle

As we slowly creep into fall and the weather gradually gets cooler and the leaves change, it's the perfect time to dig into some spooky series. Looking for an engaging book for your little ghoul? Look no further than some of these creepy cute series for younger readers! These are perfect series for reluctant or struggling readers as well as those just getting into chapter books. You'll notice that serval of these books feature covers with Scholastic's "Branches" dog-ear that signify it as a beginner chapter book.

Halloween Starts Early on Hoopla!

  • Posted on: 1 October 2021
  • By: Robert Freese

Halloween Starts Early on Hoopla!

Finally, October! Rocktober! Shocktober! Time for my first list of horror titles for the season. Here are thirteen horror flicks I found on Hoopla to help get you in the mood for ghosts, witches, vampires and ghouls. They are some of the kookiest, spookiest flicks I could find that span from the Fabulous '50s all the way to the Terrific '20s. This is just a little of what Halloween 2021 offers for horror and chills. 

 

Graphic Novels for Hispanic Heritage Month

  • Posted on: 29 September 2021
  • By: Jon Schafle

Hispanic Heritage Month takes place between September 15th and October 15th every year in the United States and it's a great time to showcase new books featuring Latinx creators and subjects, I've chosen some of my favorites from our graphics collection below, including some new releases!

 

America Vol. 1: The Life & Times of America Chavez by Gabby Rivera & Joe Quiñones

Hoopla Summer Drive-in Double Features: The Final Chapter

  • Posted on: 19 September 2021
  • By: Robert Freese

Hoopla Summer Drive-in Double Features: The Final Chapter

 

I know, it’s after Labor Day, school is back in session and football season is starting up, but it is still technically summer. We still have time to squeeze in one or two more drive-in double features before we officially kick summer to the curb. (Please remember, you are using two of your borrows for the month when you select two movies.)

 

Summer Adventures

Batman Day 2021

  • Posted on: 16 September 2021
  • By: Jon Schafle

Art by Marshall Rogers, Script by Steve Englehart from Batman: Dark Detective, DC Comics, 2005

Batman Day is typically celebrated on the third Saturday in September, which falls on the September 18 this year. The worldwide celebration dates back to 2014 for the 75th anniversary of the character where the first Batman Day was held on July 23rd to coincide with San Diego Comic Con. In honor of the occasion I have complied ten of my favorite stories of the Caped Crusader we currently have available- below you'll find some great stories available in print in our catalog as well as digitally on Hoopla:

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