Take advantage of Dare County Library resources during National Book Month – OBX Today

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October is National Book Month, and the Dare County Library invites you to celebrate by taking advantage of the many programs, activities, services and upcoming events that its three branches located throughout Dare County have to offer adults and children of all ages. Here are a few highlights:

Hoopla Digital

The Dare County Library recently announced that patrons can now enjoy hoopla digital, a streaming service offering a vast collection of over 1 million titles, including audiobooks, eBooks, comics, music, movies and TV shows. By simply downloading the hoopla digital app on iOS and Android devices, patrons can seamlessly stream content from an extensive digital library from any computer or mobile device for free with their Dare County Library card.

Hoopla offers a unique borrowing experience with no holds or wait times and a three-week checkout period for items. BingePasses are also available, allowing patrons to check out groups of items—such as 24 Hallmark movies or 60 digital magazines, for example—for seven days. The platform also includes a unique book club feature, which provides resources for hosting both in-person and virtual book clubs, as well as discussion guides, author Q&As, further recommended reading, meeting planners and more.

In order to access the wide array of entertaining and educational content that is available via hoopla digital, patrons will need their Dare County Library card and PIN. Each Dare County Library cardholder can check out up to seven items per month. For more information, visit www.hoopladigital.com or contact your local Dare County Library branch.

Library Home Visit Program

Each month, the Dare County Library provides a free home delivery service, bringing library materials such as print books, magazines, DVDs and books on CD straight to the homes of patrons who are unable to visit one of the Dare County Library’s three branches in person.

This convenient service is provided to Dare County Library cardholders who are not able to visit their local library for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to physical disabilities, debilities of advanced age, reading or sight impairments, or other extenuating circumstances. The next home visit service will take place on Wednesday, October 11, 2023.

For more information about the program—or to schedule an upcoming home visit—please call the Manteo Library at 252-473-2372. To view a video highlighting the home visit program, please click here.