Hoopla hoop contest to be held at the Abingdon Library on July 15, 2014.


(Belcamp, Maryland – July 9, 2014) Show off your hula hoop skills at the Library’s hoopla hoop contest on Tuesday, July 15th at the Abingdon Library. Hoopla hoop will be presented by MidWest Tape, the Library’s provider of Hoopla digital. A representative will be on-hand to run the contest and award the winner with a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3!

“Summer fun at the Library will take on a whole new meaning as young and old hoopla hoop at the Abingdon Library!” said Library Marketing Manager, Janine Lis. “Thank you to MidWest Tape for this great opportunity to have some fun with our customers and show them what hoopla has to offer in digital movies, television shows, music and audiobooks, all available through the Library’s website.”

The hoopla hoop contest will take place in the magazine seating area in the Abingdon Library 2:00-4:00pm. Participants are asked to register starting at 1:30pm. Participants are encouraged to bring their own personal hula hoop to ensure the opportunity to compete in the event. A limited amount of hula hoops will be available for the contest. The winner of the final competition will receive a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. The complete rules can be found at HCPLonline.org.

Did you know that the modern hula hoop was invented in 1958 by Arthur K. Melin and Richard Knerr, however children and adults around the world have played with hoops, twirling, rolling and throwing them throughout history. Traditional materials for hoops included willow, rattan, grapevines and stiff grasses. Today they are usually made of plastic tubing.

Midwest Tape is the leading Media provider to public libraries in North America. In addition to providing the Harford County Public Library with quality movies, music albums and audiobooks, they now help meet the community’s digital media desire through hoopla digital!

Harford County Public Library operates eleven branches located throughout Harford County, Maryland. The library serves 182,000 registered borrowers of all ages and has an annual circulation of over 4.1 million. Harford County Public Library is committed to connecting people with information and promoting the love of reading within the community.

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