S.T.E.A.M. Look Book 2020 US

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The components of STEAM—science, technology, engineering, art, and math—are the backbone of an education that encourages learning by doing, critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and the creative process. By putting a large collection of STEAM titles at your patrons’ fingertips, hoopla can be a powerful tool for your library’s STEAM campaigns and programming. We know the vital role your library plays in your community. This year it’s more crucial than ever with educational plans still very much up in the air due to COVID-19. With parents, caregivers, and educators looking for new ways to reach students at all levels, hoopla is pleased to offer this year’s STEAM campaign as part of a number of homeschooling resources that can help bridge the gaps necessitated by social distancing. Speaking of COVID-19, we have been so inspired to see all the creative ways our library partners have found to reach out and continue providing service to their patrons. This year we’ve included a spotlight on how one library has incorporated materials from hoopla into their own STEAM programming to provide some ideas you might find useful.

Thank you for all you do. Jeff and the team at hoopla

TABLE OF CONTENTS STEAM Theme: Things That Go Early Learners Children Activity Feature STEAM Theme: Creature Feature Resource Center STEAM Theme: Women and Girls in STEAM Teen STEAM Library Feature Disney Streaming on hoopla Book Club STEAM Theme: All About Artists Adult STEAM Science Fiction Read, Listen, Watch


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Toddlers are often fascinated by cars, trucks, trains, planes, and more—and that fascination can be a great way to introduce some basic STEAM concepts. It’s never too early to cultivate an interest in STEAM! hoopla’s rich collections contain a wealth of titles perfect for building a foundation that will pay dividends as children get older. eBooks



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Kids Mode eBooks

Kids Mode empowers young patrons to access content that is just right for them! When Kids Mode is activated, hoopla will only show media that is appropriate for children, allowing them to explore the topics that interest them. Parents and caregivers will also find plenty of material useful when educating at home!

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hoopla offers a wide range of material that will stimulate young minds. From robotics and programming to ecology, astronomy, and beyond, STEAM content on hoopla allows kids to learn broadly or dive deep into the areas that interest them the most.



In the picture book Rosie Revere, Engineer, our protagonist overcomes a fear of failure to create. Rosie’s process mirrors the problem solving, planning, designing, testing, failing, and redesigning process of engineers. These books and activities can take your readers through the engineering process. ADER!

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Make Ada Twist, Rosie Revere, & Iggy Peck finger puppets! 1. Cut along the dotted lines. puppets into a tube just big enough 2. Roll the bottom half of the finger for your finger to fit inside. 3. Tape or glue the tube ends together of a great scientist, architect and engineer. 4. Zowie! You’ve got finger puppets

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Did you know that not just Rosie Revere but her beloved friends— like Ada Twist the Scientist and Iggy Peck the Architect—are on hoopla too? Check them out in eBook, audiobook, and movie formats!


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With over 20 projects per book, Lerner’s Happily Ever Crafter series provides so much value per patron borrow! Put the A in STEAM with arts and crafts projects galore. Many of these can be easily tied in with multiple STEAM concepts using other titles from the hoopla catalog and a little imagination!

To download these activity sheets and more, visit resources.hoopladigital.com.

Creature Feature Program Idea: Meeting Meerkats

Borrow Once Upon an Animal Craft and pair the Meerkat Finger Painting activity with Charlesbridge’s Meet the Meerkat to learn fun facts.

Teach young learners the value of teamwork with Rosen’s Meerkats Work Together, a book age appropriate for teaching elementary life-science concepts.

Visit the Resource Center for more ideas on integrating this series into your programming.

Trying any of these projects at your library? Share the fun using #STEAMpoweredbyhoopla on social!


Fluffy puppies. Menacing dinosaurs. Creepy-crawly insects. Whatever their favorite animal may be, kids can learn all about it on hoopla!






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For Librarians Have you explored the Resource Center?

You’ll find print and digital campaigns, as well as how-to guides, videos, and more at the hoopla Resource Center. Eam STSTEam math

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“Takes readers through the life cycle of bees, their important role in pollination, and presents reasons for their decline... An important resource for all libraries.” -Booklist, starred review eBook




“Individually moving, the collective accounts of the Mercury 13 women offer an eye-opening view of pervasive gender prejudice and its costs. [T]his riveting chronicle of the early years of manned space flight also presents captivating stories of women left behind.”

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The hoopla editorial calendar supports library programming throughout the year. Find support assets with featured seasonal and themed collections that align hoopla with all your library programming. Check out the Success Center page for free marketing materials to help support your STEAM campaign.

To learn more, please visit resources.hoopladigital.com.



Encouraging girls and young women to pursue education and careers in STEAM includes recognizing the amazing contributions women have made in these areas. Read, hear, and watch the stories of these incredible historical and contemporary figures! Comics

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The teen years are crucial as students decide upon their future educational and career paths. hoopla is here for them with engaging and educational titles that will aid in any area of STEAM study. Plus, titles like these are perfect for use in homeschooling! Movies & TV


“I’m very impressed with the materials that you provide to us to promote the services we have.” – Tom West, Brazoria County Library System Brazoria County Library System uses graphics from hoopla’s Resource Center for their in-library displays and on their social media channels, as well as to print and display in their STEAM areas. They also integrate hoopla into their in-library programming. During a STEAM robotics event last year, librarians demonstrated how to access related media on hoopla so participants could explore further, and made sure other materials were available to patrons who wanted to explore hoopla’s content offerings. How do you use hoopla to STEAM power your own library? Tell us at resources@hoopladigital.com so we can share your great ideas!


Streaming on A great selection of Disney movies is instantly available to library patrons through hoopla!

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With no holds or waiting, the hoopla Book Club Hub makes title selection easy for book clubs of any size!

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New Spotlight Selection The Bear by Andrew Krivak

A cautionary tale of human fragility from National Book Award finalist Andrew Krivak, The Bear is a stunning tribute to the beauty of nature’s dominion. “...endowed with such fullness of meaning that you have to assign this short, touching book its own category: the post-apocalypse utopia.” –Wall Street Journal

Learn more and find reader resources for your next book club at theclub.hoopladigital.com hoopla is the digital library service of Midwest Tape

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The arts put the A in STEAM! This aspect of STEAM education puts a focus on the whole mind, encouraging creative and critical thinking. See iconic visual artists put this into practice through this hoopla collection. Audiobooks


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Learning doesn’t have to stop once school is over. hoopla’s collections include materials adults can explore to learn new practical skills or explore just for the fun of it. Audiobooks

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Many real-life technological innovations, such as the submarine and the cell phone, were inspired by science fiction. hoopla offers a wide selection of sci-fi that will captivate patrons today‌and just maybe spawn the incredible inventions of tomorrow! Audiobooks

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