hoopla Digital Movies
hoopla offers thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, audiobooks, and eBooks from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers. Instantly stream or temporarily download to computers and mobile devices via the free to download Hoopla app. The borrowing period for a movie or television episode is 3 days, a music album is 7 days, and an audiobook or eBook is 21 days. Up to 8 titles every month for free with your Frederick County Public Libraries’ Card! Have questions? Check out the hoopla help/FAQ.
DVDs to Check-Out
Playaway Views are kid-friendly, hand-held video players featuring:
- Up to 6 hours of pre-loaded content from top children’s studios like TumbleBooks, Weston Woods, and PBS KIDS
- Shatter-resistant color screen
- Built-in speakers and optional headphone jack.
- Rechargeable battery that uses an AC adapter
For more information, see the Playaway Help & Support Page
Recommended Free Websites:
Based on the Book
This page from Mid-Continent Public Library lists movies based on books and the titles of the corresponding books.
Catalogs documentaries available to watch for free online
Hulu offers commercial-supported viewing of many popular current television shows
Internet Movie Database
An extensive movie database with reviews, plot synopses, images, quotes, credits, and more
Moving Image Archive
This section on the Internet Archive offers a broad range of free video content, much available for download. See full-length films, cartoons, historical instruction videos, and more.
National Film Registry
FCPL collects many of the titles on this annually-updated list of “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant films” compiled by experts from The Library of Congress and elsewhere
See also (related content on FCPL.org):
BookEnds: FCG TV’s show about Frederick County Public Libraries:
Frederick Reads - 02/10/2012
EReader Checkout & Tech Bar - 10/14/2011
Music on the Terrace - 9/02/2011
Summer Reading - 06/02/2011
Frederick Reads - 3/2011
Volunteers - 12/2010
Helping New Businesses - 10/15/2010
more available at FCG TV's Media Archives - Search 'Bookends'