Our Commitment

For the past 30 years, Midwest Tape has grown steadily by always listening to our library customers. Making sure we deliver the service libraries need with the physical and digital media that their patrons want. Our exclusive focus on serving public libraries, along with a commitment to continual innovation, is what led to the creation of Dreamscape, the publishing arm of Midwest Tape, as well as hoopla, the company’s digital media service.

Our Start

The year was 1989. John Eldred, owner of a successful video rental store, was encouraged by a customer to approach public libraries to sell his VHS tapes. The first librarian John visited became a valued customer and mentor, teaching him about the unique needs of the library market. That family-owned rental store soon evolved into a family-owned company called Midwest Tape.

Together, these three library brands are helping to empower a library media evolution.

Processing Services Designed to Save Time

As a full-service library distributor, we offer a wide variety of workflow solutions to deliver products shelf-ready, digitally processed, and exactingly customized to each individual library’s specifications. Our dedicated specialists are ready to assist you with:

  • Digital Processing
  • Security Packaging
  • 9xx Data Integration
  • Branch-Specific Delivery
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Selection Services Designed for Flexibility

Our media experts work with virtually all of the major studios, record labels, and publishers, so we can provide custom selection support to libraries across the U.S. and Canada that includes:

  • Customized Standing Orders
  • Opening Day Collections
  • Complete Collections Development
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Continuing to evolve with libraries in new and exciting ways, Midwest Tape is integrating into the future of the library with a digital services brand and platform, hoopla. Allowing people to read, listen to, and watch what they want, when they want, and where they want, hoopla levels the playing field for library patrons in the trending consumer world of digital content.

Libraries across North America partner with hoopla digital to allow patrons to instantly borrow eBooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, music, and more, 24/7 with a valid library card. Using hoopla, patrons can instantly stream or download dynamic content. All content is accessible via the hoopla mobile app and online at www.hoopladigital.com.

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As the publishing arm of Midwest Tape, Dreamscape is a library-first, award-winning, multi-format media publisher of fiction and non-fiction audiobooks, book-based children’s read-along video programs, and unique documentaries and film. Dreamscape offers customized distribution programs for publishers and filmmakers alike, and its titles can be found in library and retail channels — both physical and digital.

Some of the services to publishers and filmmakers include:

  • Audio licensing and production
  • Video licensing and distribution
  • Picture books to video
  • Physical CD and DVD distribution
  • Digital distribution
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Learn more about Midwest Tape, hoopla, and Dreamscape.

Find out how working with these three brands, housed in a single, privately owned company and dedicated to the mission of serving libraries, can create the best media experience for you.

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