Top 10 Hoopla Check Outs. 2020 Edition
Tuesday, December 01, 2020

One of the best parts of any ending is taking a look back at what we enjoyed. While 2020 has certainly had more than its fair share of unenjoyable events and times, we were all still able to read, watch and listen to some incredible books and movies. Today, we're going to take a look at the Top 10 items downloaded from Hoopla, one of our amazing BiblioTech Public Library apps

Hoopla offers music, movies, ebooks, audiobooks and comics, so this list is a mix of all those genres. Also, like most of our resources, Hoopla has a items for all ages, so our list will have entertainment options for children, young adults and adults. Let's take a look at what our wonderful library users (you all!) checked out the most during 2020.

  • Number Ten: The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog by very well-known children's writer, Mo Willems
    • This read-along version is more of a short movie, allowing children to see the iconic Pigeon (who is featured in three additional read-alongs on Hoopla) battle it out with a duck over a delicious hot dog.
  • Number Nine: The original cast recording of the Hamilton Soundtrack
    • While Hamilton originally debuted on Broadway in 2015, the catchy and inspiring soundtrack is still extremely popular. For good reason! "My name is Alexander Hamilton, and there's a million things I haven't done...just you wait!" Give it a listen!
  • Number Eight: Part one of the ebook series of Faith G. Harper's Five Minute Therapy series 
  • Number Seven: The audiobook version of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
    • The perennial favorite books that make up this young adult series are all available on Hoopla as audiobooks (and it will pop up on our list again!). Looking for the ebooks? Those are available from cloudLibrary.
  • Number Six: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
    • Speaking of perennial favorite YA series that have been turned into movies...have you read the Percy Jackson series? Interesting trivia, did you know Rick Riordan is from San Antonio? Hoopla also offers this entire series, as ebooks.
  • Number Five: What We Do in the Shadows, a movie directed by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi
    • This mockumentary comedy horror movie follows the everyday lives of three modern vampires. 
  • Number Four: The audiobook version of The Good Egg, by Jory John.
    • This popular children's book reminds us all that we don't have to be perfect to be good. Hoopla also has the ebook version of The Good Egg available, as well as other books by Jory John.
  • Number Three: The movie Hamilton: One Shot to Broadway 
    • Alexander Hamilton, again! This documentary, directed by Elio Espana, tells the story behind the hit broadway musical, Hamilton, and features interview with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as other cast members.
  • Number Two: Habits by James Clarke, a self help audiobook
    • This self help guides is ready to help you "improve productivity, focus and will power and remove procrastination and laziness." Sounds good to us.
  • Number One: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
    • Back to The Hunger Games series. This newest edition to the series follows a young President Snowe and was extremely popular with our library users this year. It is the number one book on Hoopla by many, many check outs. 

Did you read any of these books or watch any of these movies? Do you think there's another Hoopla item that deserves to be in the Top Ten? Let us know on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

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