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Free music streaming from Briggs Library will make your holiday gatherings merry

December 20, 2018

Are you looking for holiday music to play at family gatherings and parties? Try Briggs Lawrence County Public Library’s free digital streaming service, Hoopla Digital, to select from thousands of holiday favorites.

Whether your favorite digital streaming device is your phone, computer or the Fire Stick on your TV, you’re sure to find something to please everyone.

And what a selection! Over 2,000 Christmas music collections are available.

You’ll find the traditional favorite artists many of us grew up with such as Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Andy Williams along with modern crooners such as Michael Bubl and Rod Stewart. Country artists, gospel artists and even classic rock bands such as Cheap Trick have Christmas albums. With so many to choose from, you may want to select a compilation of different artists and songs such as the popular “Now, that’s what I call Christmas” collections.

To get started with Hoopla Digital, set up a Hoopla account from the Briggs Library web site at www.briggslibrary.com. Click on the Hoopla icon on the right hand side of your screen. You will set up a username and password and log in the first time using your Briggs Library card number and PIN (usually the last four digits of your card number).

You can listen, watch or read from the device you set up your account with and you can also add the Hoopla app to other devices.

Download the Hoopla app from the Google Play, Apple Store or other app services. Use your username and password to access your account.Enjoy up to six items a month with your account. Everyone in the family with a library card can set up a digital account.

Briggs Library’s holiday hours:

- All locations are closed Monday, Dec. 24, Tuesday, Dec. 25 (Christmas day), Monday, Dec. 31, and Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 (New Year’s Day).

- The Symmes Valley location in the Symmes Valley Multilevel School, will be closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 1 and reopen with regular hours on Jan. 2.

- The Ironton library will close at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 26 and 27 and the Proctorville library will close at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 27. These branches are usually open later on those days of the week.

All locations resume regular hours on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019.

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