Summer Reading Kickoff

Monday, June 12 from 5:30-8:00 pm

Kick off summer reading with food, fun, prizes, and Disney’s Moana!

Labor Day and New Sunday Hours

The Hillside Public Library will be closed on Monday, September 4 for Labor Day. Also, the library will be open Sundays from 1:00-5:00 pm beginning September 10.

Fine Amnesty Week

June 5-June 10

Kick off Summer Reading 2017 with Amnesty Week!

Are you a Hillside Library card holder? Do you owe outstanding fines from overdue items to the Hillside Public Library? Then the Hillside Public Library wants to welcome you back this summer during its Amnesty Week from June 5-June 10.

How it works:
If you have fines up to $75, bring in your Hillside Public Library card and ask the library staff to wipe your record clean. If you lost your card, the replacement fee is $3. Amnesty only applies to fines for returned items, not lost, damaged, or billed items.

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Popup Picks Helps You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions!

Fulfill your New Year’s resolutions with the help of the new Popup Picks collection at BiblioBoard:

Do you want to get fit or eat healthier? Looking to plan your next vacation or “staycation?” How about learning to manage stress at work? The latest Popup Picks e-book collections can help you achieve all of these goals and more!

This collection is available through March 2017 and includes: 

•         Don’t Sit. Be Fit!
•         Healthy Family, Happy Family
•         Living Your Best Life
•         Taking the Lead in 2017
•         Travel & Staycations

Popup Picks is produced every three months as a quarterly online mobile publication by librarians from around the state. It includes hand-curated, award-winning sci-fi, young adult, travel, humor, self-help, graphic novels and other ebooks and personal picks from leading expert librarian curators. This service for Illinois residents also gets up close and personal with author interviews, personal mementos and backstories on your favorite authors and books.

Read to Dogs

Saturday, February 25 from 1:00-2:00 pm

The Lyons Township Dog Training Club’s Ben’s Friends therapy dogs will be visiting the library for an afternoon of reading fun. [Read more…]

Adult Winter Reading

January 9-February 29

Blast away the winter blues by joining this fun and simple reading program. For every two hours you read, you win a small prize. Read for 12 hours and be entered to win an Android tablet! Stop by the library any day after January 8 to pick up a reading log and start reading.

English as a Second Language (ESL) registration

Tuesday, February 7 at 9:00 am

The Hillside Public Library will be hosting a free Triton College English as a Second Language (ESL) class. The class will be on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 to 11:30 am at the library. For more information, visit the library’s English as a Second Language page.

 

Holiday Hours

The library will be closed December 24-26 (Saturday-Monday) for Christmas and December 31-January 2 (Saturday-Monday) for New Year’s.

2017 Scholarship Winner Announced

Christian Gentry-Walker was selected to receive the Bicentennial Commission Scholarship.Christian is studying Fire Science at Malcolm X College. Christian has taught classes in karate and gymnastics at the Memorial Park District Eisenhower Community Center for six years. For the past two years he has been a camp counselor in the summer camp program.

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Christian Gentry-Walker receives the Bicentenary Scholarship Check from Trustee Gloria Whitaker.

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