"The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien

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This is the story of a reluctant adventurer who battles enormous forces. Bilbo Baggins, the protagonist, likes his creature comforts and is unsure as he sets out on an incredible journey to complete an important task. In order to succeed he needs to learn how to get along with others and stand up for what he believes in. It is an inspiring tale of adventure, fellowship, uncertainty, and strength.

Holiday Hoopla!

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As the song goes, “it's the most wonderful time of the year.”  Pour yourself a glass of egg nog, bust out the ugly sweaters, and get into the holiday spirit with Hoopla!  Whether you're looking for the perfect album for that party you're hosting or are just in the mood for a holiday movie, Hoopla has you covered.  Check out the Contemporary Christmas album collection, pick a movie from the Holiday Classics collection, or stream any of these wonderful holiday titles:

Christmas at Downton Abbey Album ArtBabes in Toyland Movie Cover ArtFrank Sinatra Christmas Album Art

Classic horror eBooks

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Welcome to day two of our Halloween eBook recommendations. Today, we are featuring three classic tales of horror from three legendary authors. These are “pages for the ages,” stories that have stood the test of time and that can still send a shiver up your spine.

The work of Edgar Allan Poe needs no introduction. Poe was a master of suspense, and this collection includes his most famous tales of madness and terror, including: The Tell-Tale Heart, The Murders in the Rue Morgue and The Raven.

In, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving created a character that haunts us to this day, the Headless Horseman.

Though some recent vampires novels might be reaching the “twilight” of their popularity, Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire has been a touchstone of the genre for nearly 40 years.

Captivating Storytelling You Can Check Out With Your Library Card

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Are you ready for your car trip?  Are you trying to get a vacation in before school (already!!) starts Aug 20th?  Family car trips are easier with a well told story for everyone to enjoy.  We are featuring audio books from master storyteller Jim Dale who has become well known for performing the Harry Potter saga.  He has also narrated many fine classics and other fantasy titles. 


Harry Potter!

More great Adventures!

  • The Emerald Atlas  Orphans on an adventure to save their family and the world.
  • Liesl and Po A magical mix-up brings together orphaned Liesl, Will an alchemist apprentice, and Po a ghost on an extraordinary journey.
  • Peter and the Starcatchers  A “pre-quel” to Peter Pan

Family Adventures for a Fun Family Road Trip

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With spring break right around the corner many of us will find ourselves on the road to our vacation destination.  A good audiobook is a great way to keep everyone happy, and make a long trip seem a lot shorter.  I've compiled a list of some of my favorite family stories for those looking for a distraction from the journey.  Some of these families are more typical, some are magical, and some are found in different ways, but they all have a little adventure and lots of love!

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