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 http://hhhlibrary.org/Services/3d-printing.php

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


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 http://impactsurvey.org

You can support the library by accessing the web survey from the library computers or from the library website http://hhhlibrary.org 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 (hoopladigital.com).

Half Hollow Hills card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com  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.”

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: hhhlibrary.org.

Library eBook Downloads Easier than Ever!

December 6, 2013

Are you an ebook reader?  If you have a tablet or smartphone, you can borrow ebooks from your Library.


Coming very soon to our Dix Hills building is the amazing Overdrive Media Station, with all the content from your favorite ebook provider, Live-brary.com . The Media Station features a large touch screen, making it easier than ever to browse the collection of ebooks and audiobooks. With a simple swipe and tap, you can send any title to your favorite device for checkout using a QR code, email, or text.

Never tried borrowing ebooks from the Library? Take a look here: http://hhhlibrary.org/Readers/ebooks.php


Wow! Huge upgrade to Library’s music downloading service!

August 14, 2013

freegal4     Half Hollow Hills Community Library announces the launch the 4.0 update to its highly-successful Freegal Music Service. Patrons now enjoy significant new benefits with Freegal 4.0, including: access to over 4 million new songs from 12,000 labels from around the world; a brand-new interface with a new-generation search and browse function; the ability to download from a selection of 8,000 popular DRM-free music videos and several other crowd-pleasing features. By the end of this Summer, the library’s digital music collection will top 7 million songs, from over 28,000 labels including Sony Music Entertainment’s catalog of legendary artists. The labels originate from over 85 countries around the globe.

The Freegal Music Service has free mobile apps for registered cardholders of subscribing libraries. The Freegal Music apps are available in the Apple® App Store and Google Play®.

“We are very excited to offer a service like this that delivers great music, compatibility with lots of devices and simplicity of use. We think this upgrade will be incredibly popular with our patrons and will help the library in marketing all its services to the community.”

Available through the Library app or on the web at hhhlibrary.org