Find Movies, Music, And Books On Hoopla

By Winnie Logan,

Are you working from home or out of school and looking for some new music or maybe an audiobook? New Castle-Henry County Public Library card holders can access hundreds of thousands of titles by visiting

Hoopla is the digital service of Midwest Tape, a leading provider of entertainment media products and services. It provides ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, TV shows, and comic books with content added daily. Titles can be streamed immediately or even downloaded onto phones or tablets. 

Hoopla is app based. There are Android and IOS apps available, or you can get it on your computer. It’s also available on Chromecast, Roku, Firetv, Androidtv, and Apple T.V. Winnie Logan, New Castle-Henry County Public Library Director enjoys Hoopla on her Kindle Fire. She shared, “I find it easy to use. It’s a really great audiobook and music resource. It has lots of neat, new stuff, and it is great on my Kindle Fire.”

One unique aspect of Hoopla is that it is simultaneous use. Unlike other programs, everyone can have the same copy of an ebook or audiobook. There is no wait for a title to become available. If it is in Hoopla, then it is always available. 

There is a limit to how much content can be accessed. Each library card can have up to 5 free titles from Hoopla on it at a time. Once a new month starts, 5 more checkouts become available.

Hoopla is a very exciting and user-friendly entertainment option during this time. According to the website, “Hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.”

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New Castle-Henry County Public Library Building Closed Due To Pandemic

By Winnie Logan,

After consulting with our Board of Directors, we have made the difficult decision to close the New Castle-Henry County Public Library building for the time being. Many of our services are available online, and we encourage all of you to check out what’s available at

Additionally, please take note of the following:

1. Extended deadlines- All materials will not be due until April 27. 

2. Expiring library cards- All cards that are expiring will be renewed through the end of June. 

We are encouraging our library patrons to especially make use of our Overdrive/Libby online materials as well. Once you are finished using an item, please return it so that other people can make use of the materials.

Do you have any questions about library services? Please reach out to A member of our team will be managing messages to this account on a regular basis. 

We will miss serving our patrons face-to-face, and we look forward to serving you as soon as we’re able. Please continue to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest updates. We will also work to keep our website updated as well. 

National Friends of the Library Week, October 20-26

By Winnie Logan,

The New Castle-Henry County Public Library gets by with a little help from our Friends . . .  actually, we get by with a lot of help from our Friends! Established in 1998, our Friends of the Library group has given over $200,000 over the years to fund programming for all ages including our annual Summer Reading program and Henry County Reads, provide new furniture, contribute funding for new and emerging services, and help support staff training.

October 20-26, 2019 is the 13th annual National Friends of Libraries Week, and it’s the perfect opportunity for the administration and trustees of the New Castle-Henry County Public Library to give our Friends a big shout out for all they do to make a difference for us every single day.

We know the Friends are always looking for new members and volunteers.  They have so much fun while working to make our community better.  It’s easy to join, just log on to and click the link to download the membership form or pick one up at any of the library service desks.

Joining the Friends of the Library is a terrific way to make new friends of your own, and give back to our community and make its library even better.

New Castle-Henry County Public Library Adds Film Streaming Service  

By Winnie Logan,

New Castle-Henry County Public Library card holders now have access to more than 30,000 films at no cost. Library card holders can access Kanopy, an on-demand film streaming service, by visiting Films can be streamed from any computer, “smart” television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.

Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.

With the motto of “thoughtful entertainment,” Kanopy provides New Castle-Henry County Public Library patrons with access to films of unique social and cultural value; films that are often difficult or impossible to access elsewhere, and programming that features diversity, with a wide array of foreign language films and films on race, and current affairs. In addition to the general Kanopy collection, there is a Kanopy Kids section that has access to an extensive supply of kids’ movies and television series.

“We’re really excited to offer this to our community as part of our library services. As the world moves to streaming services, we want to be sure to offer our patrons access to valuable content through Kanopy,” noted Winnie Logan, Director of New Castle-Henry County Public Library. “If people have any questions about how to access Kanopy, please stop by the library with a mobile device, and our staff will be glad to help.”

Kanopy was founded in 2008 by CEO Olivia Humphrey as an educational tool for colleges and universities. More than 5 million Kanopy users stream acclaimed movies and documentaries from and experience the best in independent, classic film, and world cinema.

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Library Christmas Open House

By Winnie Logan,

Join us for our annual Christmas Open House on Saturday, December 9.

10:00 a.m. – The Nutcracker
Our dance camp students join several students from Muncie Ballet Studios for a preview of their Nutcracker Ballet program. The full program will be at Cornerstone Center for the Arts in Muncie at 2:30 p.m.

11:00 a.m. – Children’s Choir Performance
The Raintree Children’s Choir will perform holiday favorites.

12:00 p.m. – Silly Safaris Show
Meet some of the animals found near the Arctic Circle, including a real live reindeer.