Teens, share your personal story & win a prize!

Teen Health & Wellness has been updated to include  coronavirus information; these updates will continue as the situation unfolds. 
To stay connected during COVID-19,  Teen Health & Wellness is inviting teens to share their voices through their Personal Story Project . This tool allows teens to share and publish their experiences, and to find strength and hope in one another’s stories. Sharing challenges that have been confronted and overcome is more than empowering; it’s a way to say, ” You are not alone



Forgot your library card number?

Did you forget your library card number? Learn how you can have it sent to your email and get other questions answered by visiting: https://swanlibraries.net/

UPDATE: Watch movies on Kanopy

As a Hillside Library patron, you are given 10 credits per month to use toward movie streaming. Kanopy has made a list available of movies that are credit-free. This means that if you watch movies on this list, your credits will not be charged. Click on the link for a complete list of credit-free movies.
https://www.kanopy.com/category/48060

UPDATED as of March 26, 2020: The Kanopy Kids collection is currently credit-free until April 15th. Credits will not be charged when accessing this collection.

We are closed, but you can still…

  • Download e-books & magazines with Overdrive & RBdigital.
  • Stream free movies with Kanopy.
  • Stream and download free music with Freegal
  • Learn a new language with Mango Languages
  • Access video storybooks for kids on Scholastic BookFlix

and more for FREE! All you need is your Hillside Library card! Visit the Research and/or the Digital Media tabs on our website.

COVID-19 & your library

The Hillside Public Library is committed to the health and safety of our patrons and staff. In order to help limit the spread of the virus, the Hillside Public Library is taking extra precautions to clean areas including counters, tables, computer keyboards, mice, door knobs and the drinking fountain throughout the day.

If you are sick or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, please stay home to protect others. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Stopping transmission through everyday practices is the best way to stay healthy:

  • Cover your mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, or cough into the inside of your elbow. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often, especially before eating and after contact with public surfaces. Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home if you are sick and avoid contact with other people.
  • Call you healthcare provider immediately if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever or symptoms of respiratory illness, such as a cough or difficulty breathing.

More information about COVID-19 is available at cdc.gov or call Illinois’ COVID-19 Hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

UPDATE as of April 2, 2020 – All due dates have been extended until May 1, 2020.

U.S. Census 2020

Want to learn more about the upcoming census? Check out this video.

Count Us In!

The Village of Hillside will be having an information and resource session about the upcoming U.S. Census on February 22, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  For more information, click on the link below.

Village of Hillside Count Us In

Get Free Tax Prep Help

Triton College will be offering free tax preparation help every Wednesday until April 8, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Proviso Township – Town Hall. To make an appointment, please call Triton College at (708) 456-0300 ext. 3895, Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please do NOT leave a message if there is no answer.

Drop-In Coloring/Craft for Adults

The U.S. Census is hiring!

You can help your community! Apply for one of thousands of temporary #2020CensusJobs. Census results determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives as well as how funds are spent on roads, schools and hospitals. Apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs.