Information and Technology Services Librarian

Hillside Public Library has hired a new Information and Technology Services Librarian to work in our library. He will assist patrons on computer problems and also use his familiarity with database searching, electronic resources, software, operating systems, and social networks. David is a a recent Illinois with a Master of Library and Information Science Degree. He has worked as a Library Intern at Harper College Library. He can also assist patrons with technological based questions regarding emerging technologies and how best these technologies can benefit the library and its patrons.

Non Resident Card



Individuals who reside beyond the official boundaries of the Village of Hillside in the area know as West Dale Gardens and own no property within the Village of Hillside, may purchase a non-resident library card through payment of an annual fee which allows all family members at that address to have a library card for one year. Residents from any other unincorporated area must visit the closest public library to the applicant’s residence, as determined by Illinois State Law (75ILCS 16/30-55.60), in order to purchase a non-resident card.

The non-resident card shall be equitable and proportionate to the fee paid by Hillside Public Library residents, and shall be determined by the general mathematical formula method (75ILCS 16/30-55.60).

Non-resident library cards shall be valid for one year, and shall afford all services offered by the Hillside Public Library, including reciprocal borrowing privileges.

The annual fee for a non-resident card is set annually by the Board.




THIS 19TH DAY OF June, 2013.


The Board of Trustees of the Hillside Public Library

BY: Maureen Sypkens, President

Library Meeting Rooms Unavailable

Our downstairs meeting room and storage area received water damage from a sump pump overflow on Sunday, June 2nd. There was substantial damage to the carpet and walls. The carpeting and the damaged wall sections have been removed and decontaminated.  With the meeting rooms unavailable, we will hold events for summer reading and our regular programs on the ground floor. If an event must be cancelled, we will post that information on this website.

Fortunately we are covered by insurance for this damage and we will make the necessary repairs. The meeting rooms are not available to individuals or groups until the work is completed. We apologize for the inconvenience. Order toradol without prescription online here.

Water in the downstairs large room.

Water in the downstairs large room.

Clean up of damage from Water

Clean up of damage from Water

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Top 10 SF/Fantasy: 2013

The creative imagination displayed by science-fiction and fantasy writers continues to impress us, and the 10 titles listed below, reviewed in Booklist between May 15, 2012, and May 1, 2013, only confirm the ingenuity found in these two genres.

Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance. By Lois Master Bujold. Baen, $25 (9781451638455).

Set a few years before the most recent Miles Vorkosigan story (Cryoburn, 2011), this was one of the most anticipated and long-awaited entries in Bujold’s acclaimed Vorkosigan saga.

The Cassandra Project. By Jack McDevitt and Mike Resnick. Ace, $25.95 (9781937008710).

Two sf powerhouses team up for this near-future thriller that touches on one of the great conspiracy theories of our time: that NASA is keeping secrets about the Apollo program.

Cold Days. By Jim Butcher. Roc, $27.95 (9780451464408).

The latest episode in the Dresden Files novels proves once again that Butcher remains the gold standard for urban fantasy.

Domino Falls. By Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due. Atria, paper, $15 (9781451617023).

A standout in the superhot zombie subgenre, the second entry in Barnes and Due’s series keeps readers turning the pages fast and furiously.

Earth Unaware. By Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston. Tor, $24.99 (9780765329042).

In the 35 years since the original novella “Ender’s Game” appeared, the universe of Ender Wiggin has continuously expanded in size without ceasing to display its creator’s virtues—notably, literate prose and superlative characterization.

Farside. By Ben Bova. Tor, $24.99 (9780765323873).

Bova’s latest novel, one of his best, is a classic example of the old sf theme of humanity reaching out for immortality among the stars.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane. By Neil Gaiman. Morrow, $25.99 (9780062255655).

In Gaiman’s first novel for adults since Anansi Boys (2005), the never-named fiftyish narrator is back in his childhood homeland, rural Sussex, England; he remembers how he became the vector for a malign force attempting to invade and waste our world.

The Rapture of the Nerds. By Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross. Tor, $24.99 (9780765329103).

Doctorow and Stross, two of sf’s more exciting voices, team up to produce a story that is mind-bendingly entertaining and wildly imaginative.

Shadow of Freedom. By David Weber. Baen, $25 (9781451638691).

Weber’s Mission of Honor (2012) ended with several significant revelations in the Honor Harrington series; eager fans will see that this installment doesn’t immediately pick up on those developments but, instead, backs up several months to retell events.

Silver. By Rhiannon Held. Tor, paper, $14.99 (9780765330376).

Held’s impressive debut, a combination of mystery and urban fantasy, delves deeply into werewolf society (there is one human character), exploring a culture parallel to and yet hidden from ours.


First published May 15, 2013 (Booklist).

Open Meetings Act

The Open Meetings Act is amended, effective January 2012, to include a new requirement to post information “pertaining to benefits offered through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund”. The timing of the actual initial posting requirements is not required by January 1, 2012, but rather is set forth below.

Covered Employees (Posting Requirements Apply)
Employees in the IMRF system, with total compensation packages over the threshold of $75,000, or equal to or over $150, 000/year.

Timing of Requirements

  • Total compensation package of over $75,000 — must be posted  within six (6) business days of approving a budget.
  • Total compensation package equal to or in excess of $150,000 per year — must be posted at least six (6) days before approving the employee’s total compensation package. Total Compensation Package The term “total compensation package” is defined as the “payment by the employer to the employee for salary, health insurance, a housing allowance, a vehicle allowance, a clothing allowance, bonuses, loans, vacation days granted, and sick days granted.”

To access the compensation package of the Hillside Public Library, come to the library and ask at the front circulation desk to see the compensation package.






May 16, 2012

1.            CALL TO ORDER – 7:00 PM

2.            PUBLIC GUESTS

3.            APPROVAL OF MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING – April 25, 2012


A.     PRESIDENT – Kassar

B.     SECRETARY – Sypkens

C.     TREASURER – Spain

1.      Resolution for Review of Bills, April 2012

2.      Treasurer’s Report for May 2012

3.      Approval of Financial Statements, April 2012 (Motion & Vote)


1.      LACONI  (Library Administrators Conference of Northern Illinois)

2.      SWAN Zone A Board Member election

3.      EEOC rules on hiring

4.      Circulation Statistics




a. Transfer excess funds from Library Fund to Building Reserve Fund


A. Request for Qualifications- Architect schedule

6.            NEW BUSINESS

A.  Non-resident card

7.            ANNOUNCEMENTS

A.  Next meeting is June 20, 2012

8.            ADJOURNMENT






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