Archives for September 2016

Walgreens Flu Shots at the Library

Wednesday, September 28 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm

The Hillside Walgreens is having a shot clinic at the Hillside Public Library. Walgreens will bill your insurance company. If anyone needs to pay cash price, the cost will be $25.99. Walgreens will have a limited number of flu shot vouchers that can be used to help anyone that does not have insurance. Pneumonia vaccines will also be available for anyone that is eligible, as determined by CDC guidelines. Please bring any MEDICAL AND/OR PRESCRIPTION insurance cards that you may have, including Medicare B (“red, white, and blue”) cards.

The Hillside Walgreens is participating in the “Get a Shot, Give a Shot” campaign in which Walgreens contributes a portion of each shot to the United Nations Foundation!

Walk-ins are welcome but it is best to register for a time slot.

BiblioBoard Library

Introducing Biblioboard: a collection of fiction, nonfiction, historical source documents, photos, and more, free to any Illinois resident.

The BiblioBoard Core collection contains over 14,000 full-text eBooks that cover a range of topics from Abraham Lincoln and the Alamo to ballet, baking, chocolate, Mozart, Jack London and Victorian Fashion. BiblioBoard also features a collection from Recovering the Classics (a crowdsourced collection of original covers for classics of world literature), as well as collections from the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford.  Because there are no limits on simultaneous use, you’ll never be put on a hold list or have to wait for titles.

If you create a BiblioBoard account you can bookmark your place, add notes to items you read, generate citations, download content for offline reading, and access the collections outside of Illinois.

Apps are available for iOS and Android for reading on the go!


First Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting

Tuesday, September 20 from 5:00-6:00 pm

Come to the first official Teen Advisory Board meeting held after school on Tuesday, September 20th at 5pm. All teens (grades 7-12) are welcome. Have any suggestions on programming? Is there a club or activity you’d like to start at the library that is not already in place yet? Come be heard on what you would like to happen at your library.

Snacks will be served. Registration is required.

Scrapbook Journaling

Wednesday, September 14 at 7:00

Jumpstart your personal goals for success with this fun and unique technique. From earning more money to strengthening family ties, scrapbook journaling can be life-changing.

Presenter Lynne Kornecki is the Public Relations Director at Infinity Healthcare Management in Hillside. She has a degree in journalism and has been journaling since childhood. Scrapbook journaling is a favorite hobby and she enjoys teaching it to all ages.

Please bring an 8 1/2 by 11 spiral-bound notebook. Registration required.

Fall 2016 Newsletter

The Fall edition of the Hillside Public Library’s Off the Shelf newsletter is now online. Get the Fall newsletter here, or pick up a copy in the lobby, to find the latest information on all of our exciting fall programs and events including: Scrapbooking, game shows, greeting cards for hospitalized children, computer classes, flu shots, Abe Lincoln meet & greet, NEW young adult clubs, Spooky children’s programs, pirates, and much, much more.

Hillside Public Library Scholarship

The Hillside Public Library will award a $500.00 scholarship for college or university expenses. The Hillside Public Library Scholarship Fund was established March 31, 1976. All applicants must be a US citizen, a registered voter, and a resident of the Village of Hillside for a period of not less than one year. Applicants can be a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or a graduate student attending an accredited college or university. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.5 (or better) on a 4.0 scholastic scale. Applicants can major in any field of study. Awards shall be determined by proof of eligibility and worthiness by the presentation of copies of academic, leadership, service, activity records, together with any recommendations.

The completed application, including a required essay and pertinent documentation, should be mailed or delivered to the Hillside Public Library, at 405 North Hillside Avenue, Hillside, Illinois, 60162, marked to the “Scholarship Fund Committee.”, by the application due date of November 1, 2016. Scholarship award does not have to be based on monetary need.

The required essay of approximately 250 words on the following topic is required:
“How do you see the library of the future best serving the community?”

Hillside Public Library Scholarship application.

National Library Card Sign-Up Month

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month!

With a Hillside Public Library card you can: [Read more…]