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


Talking about music is like dancing about architecture

October 18, 2013

Never the less…

Come and listen to the music and join the discussion, Thursday November  14, 7pm, at the Dix Hills building.

Rich Sobocinski and Lanny Sichel will be playing some songs for us and discussing pre-Beatles, Beatles, and post-Beatles music and how they all relate. As members of several bands (The Berrys, Playback, King Penguin to name a few) they have been performing on and off Long Island longer than any of us care to remember. They’ve played in some of the best (and worst) bars and clubs including CBGBs. Their bands have played for charities and they even played on a Lighthouse! They made multiple appearances on The Uncle Floyd show. And as a member King Penguin, Lanny can be heard on several albums on Fruits de Mer Records.

October 3, 2013

Our app is updated!  Now redesigned for iPad and iOS7.

Connect with us

September 6, 2013

downloadappqrcodesignAs you can see by the signs around the buildings, we’re excited about our new hhhl mobile iOS app, available now in iTunes (Android coming soon, promise!)  Installing the app will give you instant access to the library catalog, allowing you to place reserves on books, music and dvds as soon as you hear about them.  You’ll be able to log-in to your account, receive instant notifications on reserves and overdues, register for programs, and download ebooks.  Got a child who loves to play with your iphone or ipad?  We’ve got a special section of games for kids.  Commuting for business?  There are investment and consumer resources available at the touch of your finger.  Spotted a book/cd/dvd in a store?  Scan the ISBN to see if the Library owns it before you buy.  We’ll even include a way for you to request we purchase and hold for the item for you!  Browse and reserve the NYT Bestsellers.

We’ve tried to pack in everything you need in your busy life. The Library is working for you – connect with us!

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

Library adds streaming movie service

July 2, 2013

Now available from our home page, hhhlibrary.org, is IndieFlix.  Just log-in with your library card and PIN, create your own RB Digital Account, and enjoy!

This streaming movie service provides unlimited access to award-winning shorts, feature films, and documentaries. With thousands of films to choose from across more than 50 countries, IndieFlix offers a viewing experience you can’t get anywhere else.

  • Film-festival hits — View films from major festivals all over the world, including Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, and more!
  • Find the right film for you — Sort by language, genre, or film length with easy-to-use filters
  • Support filmmakers — Viewing films on IndieFlix directly supports the filmmakers who made them
  • Available everywhere — Watch movies on any Internet-enabled computer, smartphone, or tablet with a Web browser! Also available on Roku, xBox, and Apple TV via Apple devices