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New Streaming Video Online Resources: Kanopy and Kanopy Kids

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Get instant, streaming access to thousands of critically acclaimed movies, documentaries, and kid favorites. Kanopy partners with studios like A24, The Criterion Collection, PBS, and more to bring access to thoughtful entertainment.

You can stream Kanopy on any of your favorite devices via mobile and tablet apps for iPhone and Android. You can also access Kanopy on your Desktop, and SmartTV apps like Roku, AppleTV, and Fire Stick.

To get started visit  https://hplibrary.kanopy.com and select the "Add Library Card" button on the lower left. Enter your library card number and PIN. Create an account using your preferred email. Begin streaming! 

Visit the Kanopy website, for information on setting parental controls with Kanopy Kids. This service has been generously provided by the Highland Park Quality of Life Foundation.


Creativebug: Crafters and Makers, Find Projects for Every Occasion

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Creativebug is an all-access pass to expertly led tutorials with a wide range of subjects including: Arts & Crafts, Sewing, Knitting, and Printmaking.

All you need is your Highland Park Library card number and PIN to access the resource and set up your profile. Then you’re free to explore the over 1,000 classes Creativebug offers ranging in skill level from beginner to advanced.


hoopla: Streaming Service for Books, Audiobooks, Music, Video, and Comics

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Borrow movies, music, audiobooks, books, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV!

With no wait lists, titles can be streamed immediately on a laptop or desktop computer at https://www.hoopladigital.com/ or with mobile devices through the hoopla app, which is available for Android, IOS, and Amazon. Apps for TV services include AppleTV, AndroidTV, AmazonFireTV, and Roku. There are hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. 

At the website or in the app, after setting up a hoopla account, patrons can use their Highland Park Library card number and PIN to check out. Temporarily, the four (4) titles a month limit has been eliminated to allow for more check outs.

View the User Guide for hoopla on mobile devices. View the User Guide for streaming to televisions.

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Stream or download dramas, thrilling mysteries, and warm-hearted comedies from Britain and beyond from AcornTV on hoopla. 


OverDrive: Downloadable Books, Audiobooks, Magazines, and Streaming Video

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You can download books, audiobooks, and magazines for free from OverDrive. Simply set up your OverDrive account with your Highland Park Library card number and PIN. To read or listen to books on your tablet or smart phone download OverDrive’s Libby app for Apple or Android.

View the User Guide for the Libby app from OverDrive.
Stingray_Classica_Logo_10.2019Watch classical music performances, operas, and ballets from around the world, anywhere, anytime. This resource offers more than 1,000 commercial free concerts with new content added weekly. Available in the Extras section of the Libby app.
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PressReader: Downloadable Newspapers and Magazines

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You can download select digital newspapers, including The Dallas Morning News, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, and the New York Postas well as magazines. Access over 6,000 publications from over 100 countries in 60+ languages.

This service has been generously provided by the Highland Park Quality of Life Foundation.

To access PressReader away from the Library - Visit PressReader on your computer or tablet through a web browser or the Pressreader app.

  • Web Browser - Click the Sign-In link in the top right-hand corner of the website. Next, click the Library or Group button. Type Highland Park Library in the search box and click on the Library name when returned as a search result. Log in with your Library card number and PIN. 
  • Pressreader App - Select the Sign-In link. On the Sign-In page, select the library card sign-in icon (tan tile with the graphic of a white library card). Use the Select Library or Group menu to search for Highland Park Library. Type Highland Park Library in the search box and click on the Library name when returned as a search result. Log in with your Library card number and PIN.  

    View set-up instructions document for PressReader.