Kanopy describes itself as a video-streaming platform dedicated to thoughtful and thought-provoking films. Founded in 2008, Kanopy was established to provide academic institutions with essential films that foster learning and conversation. In 2016, Kanopy expanded its services to public libraries and now delivers a diverse collection of 30,000+ enriching films, available to stream anytime and anywhere — from desktop to TV to tablet. With an ideal platform for showcasing independent films that fuels lifelong learning, Kanopy explains that the company is on a mission to ensure everyone has access to enriching films that bridge cultural boundaries, spark discussion, and expand worldviews. Access Kanopy with your North Canton Public Library card.

Kanopy offers fantastic programming for adults, but one of our favorite things about Kanopy is that it allows serious parental controls that even the savviest kid can’t get around. Shelia wrote a great blog post specifically about the parental controls. Check out her post for step-by-step instructions to make Kanopy child friendly/safe.

Go watch something awesome on Kanopy and check off that square on our community engagement “bingo” board.

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