Hoopla expands access to Brown Library patrons

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., has announced that Hoopla digital is now offering expanded access for Brown Library patrons.

Those who use the online service can take advantage of two great new collections: MasterClass and Great Courses. The MasterClass collection includes Neil Gaiman Teaches the Art of Storytelling, and Neil deGrasse Tyson Teaches Scientific Thinking and Communication, among many others. The Great Courses Library Collection features more than 300 in-depth educational courses in a broad range of topics, taught by world-class instructors, and curated specifically for libraries and their patrons.

“This is the only library app with MasterClass content, so we are excited help our patrons learn from the world’s best,” said Dana Brigandi, Development, Marketing and Programming Director at Brown Library. “This collection is incredible, as are the Great Courses classes taught by award-winning experts and professors.”

James V. Brown Library card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow 24/7, for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers. All you need is your library card number and four-digit PIN to get started.

The Brown Library supports the PA Forward statewide initiative, which believes that when Pennsylvania residents improve their command of five types of literacy – basic, information, civic and social, health and financial – they can achieve greater success as students, parents, employees, consumers, as citizens. Libraries are community centers of information, technology and learning that will fuel educational and economic opportunity for all of our citizens.

The James V. Brown Library is open for browsing and holds pick up from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. To place a hold, visit www.jvbrown.edu or call 570-326-0536 during the library’s operating hours. The library also is open for public computer usage and for services such as printing, faxing, copying and scanning. Walk-in passport services are now available.

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., Williamsport, Pa., is the place to go to learn, connect and grow. Founded in June 1907, the library champions the love of reading, opens new doors to lifelong learning, provides a haven to those who seek and ensures the preservation of public library services for future generations. The library has more than 225,000 visitors in a year and circulates a half-million items annually. A member of the Lycoming County Library System, the James V. Brown Library participates in PA Forward, a statewide initiative to promote literacies in our communities to power a better future for everyone.

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