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York County Library Partners with Kanopy to Bring Free Film Streaming
Submitted by Gail Whittaker

Kanopy ImageThe popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available for free at your York County Public Library.  Library card holders can sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting http://yorklibraries.kanopy.com.  Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.

Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hardto- find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema. American classic films include "His Girl Friday” starring Cary Grant, "Breakfast at Tiffany’s” starring Audrey Hepburn, "Love with the Proper Stranger” featuring Natalie Wood and Steve McQueen, and "Stalag 17” starring William Holden. Silent films and other classics are also available.

Kanopy Kids highlights films and TV series for children in preschool and older. Categories include TV series, movies, classic tales, learning languages, and story time classics. Key titles include "Arthur,” "Wild Kratts,” "Charlotte’s Web,” "Maya the Bee,” and "Little Pim.” Kanopy has partnered with Common Sense Media™ to provide developmentally appropriate age ratings so parents know which videos are best for their kids.

To get started go to http://yorklibraries.kanopy.com.  Create an account and enter your library card number. You can view up to 4 movies per month. Once started, you’ll have 3 days to watch each film. Play credits reset the first of the month.

"Kanopy is an exciting addition to our library’s digital collection,” said Kevin Smith, York County Public Library Director. "The range of independent, foreign language, classic and documentary films available through Kanopy is a great complement to our physical collection.”

The streaming service was founded in 2008 by CEO Olivia Humphrey as an educational tool for colleges and universities. More than 5 million users stream the most acclaimed movies and documentaries from award-winning filmmakers and experience the best in independent, classic film, and world cinema.

For information on library programs, visit our website at www.yorkcounty.gov/library  or contact the Tabb Library at 890-5120 or the Yorktown Library at 890- 5207. Join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/yorkcountypubliclibrary. Visit the Tabb Library at 100 Long Green Blvd., Yorktown, VA 23693 or the Yorktown Library at 8500 George Washington Memorial Hwy., Yorktown, VA 23692. Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.

Through an agreement with the Williamsburg Regional Library (WRL), York County residents may utilize the services of both WRL libraries: 515 Scotland Street and 7770 Croaker Road. For directions and hours of operation, call (757) 259-4040 or (757) 259-7770.

 





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