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DIX HILLS BUILDING
55 Vanderbilt Parkway
Dix Hills, N.Y. 11746

(631) 421-4530

HOURS
Monday - Friday:
9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday:
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sundays (Sept. - June):
noon - 5:00 p.m.

 

MELVILLE BUILDING
510 Sweet Hollow Road
Melville, N.Y. 11747

(631) 421-4535

HOURS
Monday - Thursday:
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday:
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sundays:
Closed

 

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(631) 213-7927

 
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Outreach Services

All Outreach services are provided free of charge

Homebound Service: Half Hollow Hills Community Library cardholders may sign up for home delivery service. This service is designed for those with temporary or permanent conditions that prevent their coming to the library and is provided either by postpaid roundtrip mail or volunteer delivery and pickup. Borrow books, DVDs, CDs. Longer loan periods on most items, except those in high demand.

Questions? Contact: Catherine Given, Outreach Coordinator, Reference Department, Half Hollow Hills Community Library, 55 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills, NY 11746

Telephone (631) 498-1225, e-mail: given.catherine@gmail.com, or text: (631) 213-7927.

Outreach Application Form - Download and fill out this form to apply for Outreach services, then return it to the address listed.

Outreach Materials Preference Form - Use this form to let us know what you'd like us to deliver.

Memory Fitness Program: Have fun while sharpening your memory in a relaxed atmosphere.
Meets Tuesdays from 2-4 pm in Children’s Activity Room, Main Level, Dix Hills. Wheelchair accessible via library’s front ramp or rear door/elevator. Play word games, trivia games, learn about brain-boosting techniques, do jigsaw puzzles alone or with others, Sudoku, Scrabble and more. Light refreshments served. No registration required, open to all.

Music & Memory Program: musicandmemory.org is the international foundation devoted to bringing music’s benefits to those suffering from memory loss and other cognitive and physical disabilities. As participants in the program, we offer iPods to our patrons for lifetime loan. Once you or a friend or relative have completed this music questionnaire listing favorites, we load one of our iPods with a custom playlist. Open to all district residents.

Memory Care Collection: Large-type and regular-type books, puzzles, games, including Pete the Repeat Parrot, available for loan to all.

Memory Café: Alzheimer’s and dementia patients and their caregivers may join us for a monthly 2-hour afternoon get-together at a local Italian eatery. Spuntino Restaurant of Dix Hills will reserve its lovely private room for us at no charge. Bring a favorite song on iPod or CD to be enjoyed by all. Relax or dance and purchase a light snack or beverage if you wish. Registration required, open to all.


In-library-use-only Assistive Devices:

For the visually impaired:

    • Merlin Magnifier, Zoomtext-enabled computer.

For the hearing impaired:

    • Sound-amplifying headphone/transmitter system for use during library programs.

For the physically disabled:

    • Orbitouch Keyless Keyboard.
    • A Listening Station is available for patron use. Bring your own headphones and cassettes, or borrow our CDs.
    • A Kurzweil Scanner/Reader.

The following ongoing programs may be of particular interest to seniors:

Computer Tutoring (1 to 1) for all district residents, from beginner to advanced level; click here, or sign up at the Reference Desk.

Large Type Collection, including bestsellers, biographies, memoirs, fiction and non-fiction books.

Kindles and Google Nexus tablets for loan.

Tax Help: February - April, for low-to-moderate income individuals and families (generally $55,000 and below) by appointment only. Call the library or see The First R for more information.

AARP Smart Driver Program

National Safety Council’s Defensive Driving Course

National Point & Insurance Reduction Course

Talking Books Program: To assist low-vision and blind patrons in obtaining free Talking Books, the Half Hollow Hills Community Library works closely with the Andrew Heiskell Library of the New York Public Library. This longstanding program now provides easy-to-operate free digital players and tens of thousands of recordings, as well as Braille. Patrons place their orders via a toll-free number, and titles are delivered to their residences and returned to Heiskell via postage-free mail.

Also check our newsletter, The First R. You’ll find we offer something for everyone: Discover the library’s music, art, film, writing and dance programs; health, fitness and cooking programs; book, film and topical discussion groups; do-it-yourself and craft programs; educational lectures, career and financial workshops, game-playing gatherings, and many other events. Or suggest a program by clicking here.

 


Make the Library Your Connection to FREE ADULT COURSES

High School Diploma G.E.D.

Adults 21 and over can study for a G.E.D. (General Equivalency Diploma) at home through the GRASP program. All materials and instructions are provided to students free of charge.

For information, call Nadine Singer at (631) 261-3600.