Cooperatively Purchased e-Resources

Calendar & Room Management


LocalHop is a subscription-based platform for community calendars and room reservation management. Available to interested libraries–contact our director to get started details. Need help? Contact the Communications and Marketing Coordinator.

Community Calendar

Add Events: Our libraries without LocalHop paid accounts are invited to participate in the PLLS Community Calendar. View instructions for joining our community calendar.

Embed Community Calendar on Your Website: To customize community calendar code snippets to embed on your website, please reach out to our Communications & Marketing Coordinator, Tovah at 608-868-2872 or

Training Video & Timestamps

0:00 Events Overview

9:59 Ticketing (any type of event registration)

17:19 Room Management

34:06 Reservation with a fee owed, collecting payments

37:07 Q & A (questions and answers)

38:27 Staff Roles
40:24 Form Builder
43:55 Pushing events to web / Calendar views
45:13 Payment & registration overlay
49:18 Where to find help
50:05 RSS feeds

Helpful Links & New Features

  • Employee/Admin Login
  • User Roles – View, Staff, Admin, Super Admin
  • Look through LocalHop’s FAQ and Help articles
  • Demo: Event ticketing, Custom ticket types, and custom registration forms for teams (YouTube)
  • New! Fee Note Feature (March ’24)
    Field administrators can use this field to clarify unique fee structures to patrons when they reserve a room or space
  • New! Spotlight Events Snippet (Jan. ’24)
  • New! Self-Unregistration (Jan. ’24)
    A link will now be available for registrants to un-register themselves or any other individual in their party. When a registrant un-registers themselves or others in their party from an event, the organization will receive an un-registration notification.
  • New!Pre-filtering Widgets(Jan. ’24)
    Calendar, mini-calendar, and mini-list widgets now have the ability to display events based on multiple pre-selected event categories and age groups.
  • New! Cancelling Events (Jan. ’24)
    You can now cancel events in LocalHop’s event calendar software as well as view and filter calendar events by “published”, “draft”, “scheduled”, and “cancelled”.
    Important things to note:
    1. If there are registrants associated with an event that is being canceled, staff will send a status reason prior to canceling the event.
    2. If staff is cancelling or modifying an event instance, staff will send a status reason to update registrants on the schedule changes.

    Once a status reason is listed, registrants for the cancelled event will receive two emails:

    1. Cancellation reason email
    2. Un-registration confirmation email.

Digital Collections: Ebooks, Digital Audiobooks, & More

Hoopla Digital

Users will find Ebooks, audiobooks, movies, comic books, TV shows, and music albums.

This services allows any number of patrons to access the same title at the same time eliminating wait lists and holds for its digital collection. 

Android | iOS | Amazon/Kindle | Web

Wisconsin’s Digital Library – Libby powered by OverDrive

Users will find Ebooks, digital audiobooks and magazines.

Wisconsin’s Digital Library was established in 2001 and is a shared, statewide collection of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and streaming video available for free to all Wisconsin public library card holders. Currently, Wisconsin’s Digital Library is the collection of digital materials powered by OverDrive.

Android | iOS | Kindle (Pre-2020) | Kindle (2020-Onward)Web


Got Resume Builder

Free and easy-to-use resume builder that assists your resume writing with smart resume samples, step-by-step resume tips, and professional resume templates.

Research & Education Related

Ancestry® Library Edition

Available in the library only. Distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.
Web accessed at the library only.


From personal interest to educational research, BadgerLink is Wisconsin’s Online Library, providing Wisconsin residents with licensed trustworthy resources from these current content providers. The resources are designed to provide a foundational collection serving all Wisconsin residents, augmenting those available through K-12 schools, public libraries, public and private universities and technical colleges, medical and healthcare facilities and practitioners, and state agencies.


LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an on-demand library of instructional videos covering the latest business, technology and creative skills. It provides personalized course recommendations and is designed to help you achieve your full potential.

Android | iOS | Web

Transparent Language & KIDSPEAK

Each library has an individual login portal. Transparent Language Online provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language.

Also includes KIDSPEAK, a fun, age-appropriate online language course designed for children ages 6 and up! Accessible through Transparent Language Online, KidSpeak introduces children to English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Mandarin Chinese with more than 40 activities, puzzles, and songs guide young learners through the basics, along with a cartoon “friend” who speaks the language.

Android | iOS | Web