Educators, Students and Parents Are Tapping Into Libraries and hoopla digital's Remote Learning Resources as Families Head Back-to-School

prnewswire | September 03, 2020

Hoopla digital, the category-creating digital service for public libraries, served as a central resource for educators, students and parents last spring during nationwide quarantine and school closures and is offering a full range of home-schooling and educational titles as families head back-to-school. hoopla digital is nationally recognized as the leading digital resource for STEAM education (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) along with a wide range of eBooks on creativity, language, spelling and special interests.

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