Archives for May 2015

New Materials for June 2015

The new materials for June, 2015, have just been posted. Don’t forget to check out the catalog today for more details. Also, the library renovation is almost complete! We are currently in the process of moving the nonfiction section to its new home.


Media on Demand

Selling on Craigslist

Tuesday, February 16 at 7:15 pm

Using Craigslist to sell items is a quick, simple, and free way to get rid of your unwanted items and make some money.  Participants will learn the steps to creating a “for sale” ad, including how to choose a category and write a description for the item, add photos of the item to the listing, and respond to inquiries after the ad is posted.  In order to participate, class members MUST have an email address and basic computer skills.  Registration Required.  (Min. 4)


Freegal Music

Library Remodel Update and Library Closures (Updated)

Attention patrons. We have a few announcements regarding library closures and the recent library remodel. Next week, from Monday, May 18, through Thursday, May 21, the library will be open from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm instead of regular hours. This is due to new carpet installation. The library will also be closed all day Friday, May 22, and Saturday, May 23, again due to carpet installation. We apologize for any inconvenience.

In addition to these limited hours and closures, the Hillside Public Library will also be closed every Sunday starting Sunday, May 24. This will continue through Labor Day. The Library will also be closed Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day.

Zinio for Libraries

The Hillside Public Library is proud to present Zinio for Libraries to its patrons. Zinio, the world”s largest newsstand, offers full color, interactive digital magazines for your enjoyment. Browse from your library”s collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.

Zinio can be used online by first visiting Zinio, either by using the presented link or by clicking the online casino Zinio icon on the sidebar. You can then enter your library card and creating an account. You can also download Zinio to your iPad or an Android device once you are registered. However, after downloading the Zinio for Libraries app, a login is required.  Since this is a SHARED collection, patrons must select the following:  Country=United States, State=Maryland, Library Name= Popular 50eMagazine Collection and then enter email and password.  Your library name will not appear in the drop down box so this is very important.

For additional information regarding using Zinio for Libraries, check out this Zinio User Guide as well as the Android Mobile App Guide and the iPad Mobile App Guide.

Database Resources for Students

Attention Students! The school year is nearly at an end and final projects will be due all too soon. Luckily the Hillside Public Library is here to help. We have a number of different databases covering a whole range of student topics and needs available at the Hillside Public Library Website.

To access the library databases from the library or at home:

1. Visit
2. Click on the “Resources” page, located in the tool bar at the top of the screen.
3. Here you can search for the database you need by name or subject. All you need is your Hillside Public Library card.

Remember, if you need assistance using these resources the Library staff is there to help.

Facebook Class

The Hillside Public Library will be having a Facebook Instruction Class at 7:30 – 8:30 on Tuesday May 5 and Wednesday May 6. Here students will learn to create, use, and maintain their own Facebook accounts. The class is limited to 12 students. You must have an email account to sign up for this course. Please feel free to contact the Hillside Public Library staff with any questions.