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.

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.

 

Tax Information

The Hillside Public Library will not be receiving and tax forms this year. Instead, you can call to have forms sent to your house or you can print them out from the IRS or State of Illinois websites. [Read more…]

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.

[Read more…]

Holiday Cookie Exchange Party!

Thursday, December 8 from 7:30-8:30 pm

Sample and share cookies of all kinds as you mingle with friends at this short but festive cookie exchange party. Bring four dozen of your favorite cookies homemade cookies and one small wrapped gift from the dollar store.
Adults only! You must register for this program by Tuesday, December 6. Minimum attendance: 6.

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Thanksgiving Hours

The library will be open from 10:00 am-5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 23 and closed all day Thursday and Friday, November 24 and 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular hours will resume on Saturday, November 26.

Cookie Exchange

Thursday, December 8 from 7:30-8:30

Sample and share cookies of all kinds as you mingle with friends at this short but festive cookie exchange party.
We will swap cookies, play a few games, enjoy a warm beverage, and sample cookies

GUIDELINES FOR THE COOKIE EXCHANGE

  1. All cookies should be homemade.
  2. No plain chocolate chip cookies please.
  3. Bring 4 dozen total cookies. 3 ½ for the swap and ½ dozen to share for the evening.
  4. Bring a container to carry away your cookies.
  5. Email (address below) or give a copy of your recipe to the library before the party so that we will have copies to hand out.
  6. In an effort to avoid duplicate recipes, when you register let the library know what type of cookie you plan on baking.
  7. Bring one wrapped gift from the dollar store for a game prize.

Adults only! You must register for this program by Tuesday, December 6th. Minimum 6.