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.”

Take the Library with you

May 6, 2011

There’s a new app in town!  Go to the app store for iPod/iTouch or Android and download the free Suffolk Mobile Library Application.   Once it’s installed, you can search the catalog, check your account, receive alerts, and get library information.  For more information you can visit the developer’s website at .


August 18, 2010

Have you tried the new online county catalog?  Encore combines all the resources you need on a single screen.  Put in any search term, and the results will bring you to relevant library programs, books, web resources, DVDs, and other items.  You’ll also find fast links to magazine articles and reference books, with hints for related searches and suggestions for additional choices.  Let Encore search all the libraries for you!

2010 Pulitzer Prizes

April 20, 2010

Fill your mind with the best from the best:

    Tinkers by Paul Harding (Bellevue Literary Press)
    Next to Normal, music by Tom Kitt, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey
    Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat Ahamed (The Penguin Press)
Biography or Autobiography
    The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T.J. Stiles (Alfred A. Knopf)
    Versed by Rae Armantrout (Wesleyan University Press)
General Nonfiction
    The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy by David E. Hoffman (Doubleday)

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.

Do we matter?

February 12, 2010

What does the library mean to you?  Is it an oasis of civilization?  A place to reflect or study?  Do you come here to get movies or best-sellers? Are your children attending a storytime or craft program, or are they getting homework help online from one of our virtual tutors?  Are you downloading an audiobook for your iPod? Or researching a purchase?

In honor of this year’s National Library Week, we’d like to share your thoughts about how you use our materials and space.  Please leave us a comment, or fill in our form.