hoopla digital Announces Sesame Street Content, Adds Celebrated Titles for Library Patrons
Digital Service for Public Libraries Adds Sesame Street eBooks, e-comic Books and Program Episodes for Participating Libraries
HOLLAND, OH. (March 8, 2017) – hoopla digital announced today a new licensing
agreement with Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, to
bring a wealth of celebrated titles to participating public libraries across the U.S. and
Canada. The deal adds Sesame Street eBooks, e-comic books and TV episodes to
hoopla digital’s current offering of more than 600,000 eBooks, audiobooks, comics,
movies, music, television shows and more.
Sesame Street content, including beloved episodes of the iconic TV show, curated
around themes of reading, literacy, libraries and communities, is now available for
families to stream instantly to smartphones, tablets and computers through hoopla’s
multi-format experience. hoopla digital also offers a “hoopla Kids Mode” feature, which
families can use to search and access kid-friendly titles any time.
“Three generations have grown up with Sesame Street and benefitted from this iconic
work. hoopla digital is honored to add these titles to our expansive digital collection,”
said Jeff Jankowski, founder and owner of hoopla digital. “Our partner libraries and their
patrons often express how hoopla digital has become part of the experience they have
with their families. Whether it is sharing our eBooks or audiobooks together or watching
TV shows and movies, hoopla offers a range of family content and an experience that
can be enjoyed across screens – all with a library card.”
“We are excited to partner with hoopla digital to bring our beloved characters and
educational content to library patrons across North America,” said Jennifer A. Perry,
Vice President & Publisher of Worldwide Media Distribution, Sesame Workshop. “With
hoopla’s reach and our engaging materials, we can extend Sesame Street’s laughter
and learning to more children, helping us fulfill our mission to help kids everywhere grow
smarter, stronger and kinder.
To begin accessing Sesame Street titles, library-card holders can download the free
hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com.
hoopla digital has partnerships with more than 1,400 public library systems across North
America including San Francisco Public Library, Chicago Public Library, Toronto Public
Library, Boston Public Library and Edmonton Public Library.
About hoopla digital
hoopla digital is a category-creating service that partners with libraries across North
America to instantly borrow eBooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, music, and more,
24/7 with your library card. Using hoopla digital, patrons can instantly stream or
download dynamic content with a valid library card. All content is accessible via hoopla
digital’s mobile app and online at www.hoopladigital.com. hoopla digital is a service of
Midwest Tape – a trusted partner to public libraries for over 25 years.
About Sesame Workshop
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit media and educational organization behind Sesame
Street, the pioneering television show that has been reaching and teaching children
since 1969. Today, Sesame Workshop is an innovative force for change, with a mission
to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. We’re active in more than
150 countries, serving vulnerable children through a wide range of media, formal
education, and philanthropically-funded social impact programs, each grounded in
rigorous research and tailored to the needs and cultures of the communities we serve.
For more information, please visit sesameworkshop.org.
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