Google +

November 10, 2011

If you’re a fan of the latest from Google or social networking like Facebook and Twitter, then you’ve heard of Google+. Google+ was launched to compete with Facebook, but the verdict is still out on whether the public will take to it as quickly.  It’s great for sharing pictures and video, and you can hangout with friends on a group chat.

It’s easy to join Google+ if you’ve got a gmail account, or you can click this link to get going.  Give it try!

You can now find the library there!  Please add us to your circles.

Please pet the gadgets

September 14, 2011

If you’ve heard all the buzz about ebooks but still aren’t sure if they’re for you, come to the Library’s Dix Hills building. We’ll let you play around with an iPad, color Nook, and the Kobo Reader. You can try reading an ebook on each one and see which you like best. If you need some instruction on a device you are considering, or already own, call 498-1224 and set up an appointment with Ellen.

Free eCollection of 9/11 Books

September 8, 2011

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.

Get a Library Card Online

July 25, 2011

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: 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.


A new slice of mango languages

July 24, 2011

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 here!

June 23, 2011

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:

A day at the museum – free!

May 26, 2011

Those long summer days are looming ahead, and we’d like to recommend you reserve a museum pass from the Library’s website, 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.