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.

Why Spotify? Stream music for free from the library

January 7, 2014

freegal4The library’s subscription to the Freegal Music Service has been upgraded to allow streaming music, in addition to free downloads. Freegal allows cardholders to download and keep three songs per week, or to stream up to three hours of advertising-free music every day. Users can create playlists and add specific songs or entire albums, or use some of the twenty pre-loaded playlists such as classic rock, Broadway, sound tracks, R & B, alternative, kids, and country.  An updated mobile app for Android and Apple with Freegal streaming enabled is available in the app stores.  Login to Freegal at our library website:

Volunteer Fair, Thursday May 16

May 10, 2013

If you’re looking for a way to “give back” to the community, or you need community service credits for school, come to our Volunteer Fair.  Find an organization that meets your interests or touches your heart.  Groups across Long Island are looking for helpers and you could be one.

Here’s a list of the over 20 organizations that will be there to answer your questions:

Volunteer Fair 2013

Library Budget/Trustee Vote on Tuesday, April 9, 2013

March 20, 2013

Voting Information

Budget/Trustee Vote:
Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 9:30 am – 9:00 pm, at the Dix Hills building.

Absentee Ballots:
Applications for absentee ballots may be obtained from the Dix Hills and Melville buildings
or by clicking here. For additional information, please telephone (631) 421-4530 ext 350.

Trustee Petitions:
Nominating petitions for Library Trustee are available from the Office of the Library Director,
Dix Hills Library building, Monday-Friday, 9:30 am-5:00 pm, beginning Monday, February 11. The last day for filing a completed petition is Monday, March 11, 5:00 pm.

Linking Long Island with Books

September 10, 2012

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and now there is another reason to celebrate your access to books, movies, music, and more.

We’re so pleased to announce the newly formed cooperative link between the public libraries of Suffolk and Nassau counties, named LI LINK. If you are searching for an item in our catalog and it’s not available locally, you can now extend your search beyond your county catalog and click on the “LI LINK” button for more options. Remember this next time you’re on the hunt for that obscure item!

SEE FOR YOURSELF 2012: An Assistive Technology and Resource Fair for People who are Blind or

April 26, 2012

On Friday, May 11th, the Suffolk Cooperative Library System Outreach Services Department is holding SEE FOR YOURSELF 2012: An Assistive Technology and Resource Fair for People who are Blind or Visually Impaired, from 10 am to 4 pm in the Auditorium. The fair, which has attracted over 300 visitors in the past, is open to the public.   For more information, please email .

Directions to the Suffolk Cooperative Library System can be found here:

At our Dix Hills building, visually and learning disabled patrons may use our:

  • ZoomText-equipped Internet and word processing computer that magnifies and speaks
  • Upgraded Merlin magnifier/reader
  • Kurzweil Reader for magnification of reading materials
  • Listening Station for CD’s and audiocassettes that plays music or audiobooks (Please bring your own headphones)

More information about our Outreach Services can be found here:

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.