(Belcamp, Maryland – July 22, 2014) Over 60 children, teens and even one adult arrived with their hula hoops ready to hoop in the Harford County Public Library’s hoopla hoop event. Broken down into two groups, finalists from each group then went on to the finals and had to keep their hula hoop spinning for 45 minutes. In the end 20 finalists finished and a drawing was held to give away the prizes including the coveted Samsung Galaxy Tab 3!

“It was a very exciting day at the Abingdon Library. So many people of all ages had fun. And it was a great way to spend a rainy summer afternoon!” stated Mary Hastler, Library Director. “Thank you to MidWest Tape for putting on this event and helping to get the message out about the great service we are able to provide our customers through hoopla,” further commented Hastler.

The hoopla hoop contest was put on by Midwest Tape, the media provider of hoopla to public libraries in North America. Customers can browse, borrow and enjoy audiobooks, music, digital video and stream movies by using their library card and signing up at

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.

Photo caption #1: Harford County Public Library’s hoopla hoop event held at the Abingdon Library attracted over 60 contestants who competed for prizes.

Photo caption #2: The hoopla hoop event at the Abingdon Library brought fun for all ages in a friendly hula hooping competition.

Photo caption #3: The winners of Harford County Public Library’s hoopla hoop event were selected after many rounds of competition. Pictured left to right: Brandon Koop, winner of a gift card; Aubrey Hoover, winner of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 grand prize; Library mascot Tales; Stephanie Worek, Young Adult Librarian; Renee Thater with her children, winner of a gift card.

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