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.”

Career Cruising

April 2, 2010

Job hunters, take a look at our new online program just for you.

Career Cruising is a powerful resource for seeking employment, developing a resume, education and training, and so much more.

Check out the Employment section, designed to help you learn the skills you need to navigate the job search process successfully and make the transition from planning a career to searching for the next job.

The Job Search tool replaces the hours you might spend hunting through dozens of employment websites.  Search results are fed from, the leading job search aggregator. Each time Career Cruising users search for a job, will search thousands of leading job sites, job boards, and company recruitment sites. When seeking more details about specific job postings, users are directed to the original source of the posting, in a new window.

Take a look at Career Cruising now – just click on this link.  You’ll need your library card to log in.

Follow the code

March 3, 2010

You may notice some strange looking square graphics in the book stacks near Careers, Genealogy, Long Island History, and Travel in the Dix Hills building.  These are data matrix codes.  They allow anyone with a camera and the right application on their mobile phones to take a picture of the code, send it through the Internet, and land on the appropriate Suffolkweb Topic Guide for more information.  For example, if someone uses their phone application on the datamatrix posted by the books on Genealogy, they will be directed here:  There they can find useful links, book suggestions, getting started guides, and other electronic resources.

Return to summer

February 1, 2010

Nothing like February to make you long for warmth.  Find it at the friendly meeting of the adult summer reading group on Thursday, February 18, 7 pm at the Dix Hills building.  We’ll talk about favorite books and authors while we enjoy light refreshments and a short presentation.

Read like Larry

January 5, 2010
We encourage our patrons to display their favorite books, authors, movies, or music.  Would you like to share your passion?  Please contact Ellen or Rosemarie at the Reference Desk in Dix Hills.
Here’s what your neighbor Larry told us:
“There’s no better way to pass the time than reading…. having a book with me has allowed me to commute on the LIRR for more than 20 years by allowing me to share the lives of a host of characters whose adventures have taken me all over the world……….  During my earliest commutes on the subway (pre-LIRR) my companions were Rex Stout‘s Nero Wolfe, Lawrence Block‘s Matt Scudder and Ed McBain‘s Steve Carella (possibly the inspiration for Hill Street Blues), all read in paperbacks while standing back and forth to work in Manhattan.  Upon moving to Long Island, the more comfortable LIRR was off set with a much longer ride and the inevitable twice a month delays. So I expanded my authors by watching what others were reading, checking the library for the occasional bookmark that told me if I liked Vince Flynn, I’d like Brad Thor too  (and they were right) and checking out my friend’s home libraries while visiting.
I read for enjoyment.  At lunch it helps break up a day that has me away from home more than 60 hours a week.  I’ve followed Perri O’Shaugnessey‘s Nina Reilly’s career as an attorney in Lake Tahoe, Nevada and Michael Connelly‘s Harry Bosch’s career as a detective in Los Angeles.  I’ve laughed out loud at the exploits of Janet Evanovich‘s bounty hunter Stephanie Plum in New Jersey and toured Minnesota through the eyes of John Sanford‘s Lucas Davenport.  And I’ve experienced the future through Robert J Sawyer’s fascinating science fiction novels including the inspiration for ABC’s Flash Forward and the world of Star Trek through many authors including my favorite, Peter David.
While reading brings enjoyment, so does sharing authors whose writing and characters have become so much a part of my life over the years.  I hope you’ll check out my bookshelf in January that will feature books from my favorite authors.
Below are links to some of Larry’s favorites.
Writer Web Sites

Going mobile

December 28, 2009

You’re on the move; so are we.  As more and more of us become mobile users, the library wants to come along with you.  Please bookmark our mobile page on your device of choice – – and you’ll be able to search the catalog, place reserves, access research databases, even download media directly to your phone.  While you’re there, become our friend on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or check in at foursquare.

The Lovely Bones

December 1, 2009

I spent several spooked out nights listening to Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones on cd last year.  Yes, it’s a wonderful book, but listening to the protagonist’s voice tell her story to me in my car was truly chilling. 

Have you read the book or listened to the audio?  Are you looking forward to the movie in January?  Here’s another place to explore and anticipate the movie:

Website & Trailer: