HOLLAND, Ohio, March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- 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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