Scan and 3D print with Makerbot Duplicator

January 7, 2015

Broke a handle?  Need a new game piece?  Bring in an item between 2″ and 8″ tall and our Duplicator will copy it and prepare it for 3D printing.  Call 631-421-4530 for an appointment or just drop in and watch the latest technology at work at the Dix Hills Library!Digitizer_4_700x380

3D printing is here!

October 14, 2014

bunnyTry out the new technology of 3D printing at the library.  Call a reference librarian for an appointment at 631-421-4530, or you can book online at

Meet Pronunciator!

September 5, 2014

Our new #free #online #language learning service is available now. Welcome to Pronunciator!


Computers and You at the Library

April 17, 2014

How are computers used at the library?  We recently ran a survey on our website and asked you.

51% of respondents say that public access to computers and the Internet is important or very important to them, personally. 78% say it is important or very important to have these resources available for others in our community.

Our librarians make a difference!  Of survey respondents who use the library’s public access technology, 53% got help from a librarian, library staff, or volunteer to use the library’s computers and Internet.

The beneficiaries of library Internet access often extend beyond the individual users; 37% of users found information or performed tasks for other people using the library’s computers or Internet connection.

Here’s a graph showing the breakdown of how computers in the Library have been used:

Technology Impact at the Library


Technology at the Library

March 10, 2014

Did you know you can stream movies, tv shows, and music from the Library website?

What technology would you like to see more of at the Library?

Library Conducting Online Survey

March 6, 2014

From March 16 to March 29 the Half Hollow Hills Community Library will be conducting an online survey to find out how our patrons use the library’s computers and Internet connection and how this service has made a positive impact on their lives. This information will help the library improve its technology services and communicate the value of providing free access to computers and the Internet within the community. The Impact Survey is anonymous, available in English and Spanish, and takes 10-15 minutes to complete.

The Impact Survey is the result of a successful research initiative from the University of Washington with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Impact Survey is coordinated by the University of Washington Information School. For more information about the Impact Survey, visit

You can support the library by accessing the web survey from the library computers or from the library website between March 16 and March 29.

Library Partners with Hoopla Digital to Give Patrons Online and Mobile Access to Free Movies and TV Shows

February 6, 2014

 Library card-holders can now borrow dynamic content from their smartphones, tablets and PCs

Dix Hills, N.Y. (Feb. 06, 2014) – Half Hollow Hills Community Library today announced public availability of thousands of movies and television shows, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital (

Half Hollow Hills card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit  to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios – available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets, computers and Apple TV.

“We’re always exploring new services that foster reading for our patrons, while providing on-the-go access to the library’s information,” said a spokesperson for Half Hollow Hills Community Library. “With hoopla digital, content ranges from entertainment to educational, so there’s something for everyone. Patrons only need a library card to get started and all content is free of charge.  It’s also digital so there is no waiting period for popular titles and hoopla’s automatic return means no late fees.”