It was a simpler time when Netflix was the only streaming service on the market.
You had Netflix or cable — maybe even both. But then Hulu, Amazon Prime, Peacock and Disney+ arrived and each streaming service offered different movies and shows (and price points). What started as one, maybe two bills has now morphed into a messy set of bills to pay every month.
And except for original content, nothing is guaranteed to stay on those streaming services forever. Shows and movies leave every month, sometimes with no warning. Streaming was supposed to be cheaper than cable, but when you add up all the different streaming services where you subscribe to get your favorite shows, it adds up to a lot.
If you’re looking to save some money and cut down on the number of streaming services or cut your expensive cable plan, let the Johnson County Public Library take its spot as your destination for your favorite shows and movies. JCPL has a massive selection of movies, documentaries and TV shows available for check out with your library card. In fact, the library has more than 20,000 DVDs between our four branches. You can get them on discs or stream them through our services such as hoopla and Kanopy. All DVDs can be checked out for 21 days so you have plenty of time to get through a long TV show, or you can still binge it all at once.
JCPL has all the Disney DVDs, including the movies that aren’t on Disney+, for your family to watch as well as obscure, old Nickelodeon shows, BBC mysteries, the hottest new TV shows such as Yellowstone, new releases such as Spiderman and James Bond, Hallmark movies and so much more. We even have binge boxes, DVD sets that contain five or six movies centered on a theme such as Best Westerns, Humbug Holiday, 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon, Hole in One, etc. If a DVD is not on the shelf, a librarian will work their magic and source it from another location so that nothing stands in the way of you watching what your heart desires.
It’s a wise way to save each month and get access to tens of thousands of movies and TV shows. To see the selection of movie and TV offerings Johnson County Public Library has, visit PageAfterPage.org.