Hoopla – Directions

Overdrive Sample ImagePicture Book Video Read Alouds and Read Alongs for kids are available on Hoopla. All you need to know is your library card number and PIN.

Your library card number is located on the back of your library card. When entering your barcode number leave no spaces or dashes between the numbers.  If you have forgotten your PIN, you can reset it: What’s My Pin?
Devices: You can stream titles instantly through your desktop browser or the mobile app. If you use the mobile app, you can also download titles to your device for offline playback later, where Wi-Fi may be unavailable.
Formats: eMusic, eMovies (Many video picture books & read along picture books are available.)
Loan Limit: 10 per month. Your limit resets on the first of the month.
Loan Period: eMusic 7 days; eMovies 72 hours (Titles are automatically returned and removed from your device at the end of the lending period – no fines!)

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What You Need:

  • A valid indyPL Library Card & PIN (What’s My Pin?)
  • Register for a free account at hoopladigital.com. You will need your email address, Library Card number and PIN.

pc-icon-75How to register and login to Hoopla on a Computer:

 

 

hoopla-home-computer-4001. Go to https://www.hoopladigital.com/.

2. Click on the blue rectangle that says: “Get Started”.

3. Enter an email address and password. Remember your password – you will need it to login later.

4. Click on your home library, in our case, that’s Indianapolis Public Library.

5. Enter in your email address, the hoopla password of your choosing, your Library Card number and your Library Card PIN. What’s My Pin?

6. Click Sign Up Now at the bottom of the page.

7. When you return to https://www.hoopladigital.com/, login at the top of the Hoopla home page your email address and Hoopla password.


smartphone-icon-75How to register and login to Hoopla on a Smartphone or Tablet:

 

app-hoopla-home-2001. Download the Smartphone App for your device:

2. To register click on the link at the bottom of the first screen: “Don’t have an account? Sign up”
3. On the Choose Your Library page begin typing “Indianapolis Public Library”. When our name appears, click on it.
4. Fill in your account information. You will need your library card number and PIN. (What’s My Pin?).  You will also choose a password – remember it because you will use it each time you login.

NOTE: If you are streaming Hoopla content it will use cellular data – a lot of it! If you do not want to use up data make sure you are in Wi-Fi. Wireless internet access is available at all IndyPL locations.


TIPS:

  1. Hoopla KidsYou can change the Hoopla website & app to “Kids’ Mode” if you would like to only see materials for kids. On the website, you will see this option in “Settings.” In the App, click on the gear icon in the upper right corner of the “My Hoopla” page. You will see the option to slide the button to the right to turn on Kids’ Mode.
  2. Hoopla titles DO appear in the library’s online catalog. You can search for titles and check them out in the catalog, however, you will have to open the app and login to your account to watch them.
  3. As soon as you click “Borrow,” you are charged for one checkout, even if you don’t watch or listen to the item.
  4. Hoopla only has three categories: music, movies & television, but there ARE picture books in Hoopla. They are categorized under “movies”. They are picture book videos as well as videos based on favorite children’s books. Here are some shortcuts to those titles:

Freegal – Directions

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Free downloadable eMusic for kids is available on freegal at imcpl.org. All you need to know is your library card number and PIN. What’s My Pin?

This service will work on almost any computer, player, tablet or smartphone. The Freegal Music mobile app is free in the Apple® App Store and in Google® Play.

How Freegal Music Works:

  • Library users can listen to three hours of streaming music each day.   You will be able to keep track of your time remaining in the upper right hand corner
  • In addition, library users have a weekly download limit (5). You will be able to keep track of your downloads in the upper right corner of the site.
  • Music videos will cost you 2 of your allotted downloads. If you do not have 2 downloads available you will not be able to download a music video.
  • More eMusic to check out with your card can be found on indyPL Hoopla.

Useful Tips:

You can browse through all the music on Freegal or choose the genre “Children’s Music” to see a complete list of just Kids’ Music. Or, you can see some of our favorite albums for kids on Pinterest:

Flipster – Directions

Overdrive Sample ImageRead full digital copies of favorite magazines on your computer, tablet or mobile device on Flipster. All you need to know is your library card number and PIN.

Your library card number is located on the back of your library card. When entering your barcode number leave no spaces or dashes between the numbers.  If you have forgotten your PIN, you can reset it: What’s My Pin?

The Flipster magazine subscription service requires the creation of two accounts – a library Flipster account to view the Indy Library’s collection and a free flipster.com account to read magazines online or via the Flipster Reader app on a mobile device. Users can visit their device’s app store to download and install the Flipster Reader app to read magazines, or use a web browser to browse and check out new issues of Library magazines.

Set up an account and then choose a magazine to get started!

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Overdrive – Directions

Overdrive Sample ImageeBooks & eAudiobooks for kids are available in the Overdrive KIDS eReading Room. All you need to know is your library card number and PIN.

Your library card number is located on the back of your library card. When entering your barcode number leave no spaces or dashes between the numbers.  If you have forgotten your PIN, you can reset it: What’s My Pin?

  • Compatible for downloading on Overdrive Sample Imagemost eReaders, tablets and mobile devices running the free Kindle app, as well as smartphones, iOS and Android devices.
  • eBooks & eAudiobooks (all levels – picture books, early readers & chapter books)
  • Download up to 35 items at a time
  • Loan periods range from 7 to 21 days

Sesame Street eBooks – Directions


eBooks & Read Alongs for kids are available on Sesame Street eBooks. All you need to know is your library card number and PIN.

Your library card number is located on the back of your library card. When entering your barcode number leave no spaces or dashes between the numbers.  If you have forgotten your PIN, you can reset it: What’s My Pin?

Devices: PC & Mac loginApp Store iPad ONLY, most android devices Play Store
Formats: eBooks & Read Alongs; PreK-Grade 3
Loan Limit: Unlimited checkouts
Loan Period: Unlimited loan period
Preview eBook Sample: Sesame Street Celebrate!


How to do it:

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Tips:

  1. You will not be asked to reenter this information unless you reinstall the app.
  2. You will have access to all of the eBooks.
  3. Click the Download Now button to add any of the 200 eBooks to your bookshelf.  Once the title is downloaded, you can read it immediately by clicking Read.
  4. You will always be able to access the books you have chosen by tapping My Bookshelf at the bottom of the screen.  You can even read them offline!