In support of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, ebrary is offering open access to a collection of relevant e-books through September. We hope that this collection provides a valuable resource to anyone seeking to learn or understand more about this tragic event, or reflect on its world impact.
No Library Card? No problem! If you live in the Half Hollow Hills area you can get a free temporary card immediately online. Just type in your address on this page: http://www.sclsmap.info/ and fill out the form that follows. You’ll have access to all our terrific online resources, such as eBooks, research databases, newspaper and magazine articles, business directories, language learning, and much more. Place a reserve on a book or DVD. Register for a program. Get live homework help. If you come into the library within 30 days with your new temporary number, we can make you a card that will give you some additional privileges. This is a great chance to try out everything the library has to offer online.
Mango languages, the library supported program to learn languages online, is now available as a free iPhone app. Learn on the go with Mango!
Summer reading is fun for adults and important for kids. Join one of our summer reading clubs and get prizes, free coupons, and an invitation to party. Our give-aways get better every year! Check our website for details: hhhlibrary.org.
Those long summer days are looming ahead, and we’d like to recommend you reserve a museum pass from the Library’s website, hhhlibrary.org. These passes provide free admission to some of the area’s most popular museums. Visit the American Museum of Natural History for the famous dinosaurs and dioramas, or the Children’s museums of Manhattan or Long Island. If it’s a beautiful summer day you can be on the Intrepid and learning in the Sea, Air, and Space museum. The Firefighter’s Museum, the Whaling Museum, and the Old Westbury Gardens are some other choices too.
The Library’s mission is to encourage life-long learning, and that means school vacation learning too! These passes provide free admission to some of the area’s most popular museums. All you need to reserve a pass is your valid Adult HHH library card.
There’s a new app in town! Go to the app store for iPod/iTouch or Android and download the free Suffolk Mobile Library Application. Once it’s installed, you can search the catalog, check your account, receive alerts, and get library information. For more information you can visit the developer’s website at http://www.libraryapp.org/ .
Great news for Kindle users!
Amazon is working with OverDrive, the leading provider of digital content solutions for over 11,000 public and educational libraries in the United States, to bring a seamless library borrowing experience to Kindle customers. “We are excited to be working with Amazon to offer Kindle Library Lending to the millions of customers who read on Kindle and Kindle apps,” said Steve Potash, CEO, OverDrive. “We hear librarians and patrons rave about Kindle, so we are thrilled that we can be part of bringing library books to the unparalleled experience of reading on Kindle.”
Kindle Library Lending will be available later this year for Kindle and free Kindle app users.