Teen TV Marathon: GET SMART

Teen TV Marathon: GET SMART

Friday – July 28, 2017

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Join us for our first TV Marathon!  We will be watching episodes of GET SMART.  There will be snacks throughout the day and we will order pizza for lunch!
Come for part of the day or stay for the whole thing.  Bring a pillow and blanket to get comfortable.

Teen Summer Reading Program Prizes are Here!!!!

Stop by the library to check out the Teen Summer Reading Raffle Prizes!  The prizes are located in the display cases on the first floor of the library.

Already have some raffle tickets? Stop in at the main desk and we would be happy to open the cases for you so you can enter your tickets for the prizes you’d like to win!

Haven’t signed up for the Teen Summer Reading Program: Summer Blockbusters 2017 yet?  No problem!  You can still stop by the main desk and sign up for the program!

For more information about the Teen Summer Reading Program click here!

The last day to enter raffle tickets for prizes is August 24, 2017 at our End of Summer Reading Party, but you can enter your tickets at any point before that!

Question? Email kathryn.ennist@hillsdale.bccls.org

Explore new authors – Have you tried Novelist?


Novelist is one of our tools we use to answer the following questions:

  • Can you tell me which book comes first in a series?
  • Can you tell me what other authors are similar to my favorite authors?
  • I like historical fiction with a strong sense of place. Can you suggest some titles?
  • I’m looking for book discussion guides for my book club.

Novelist is a service of EBSCO and is provided by the New Jersey State Library. Login with your library card and explore! Start with a known author or title or search using these unique features:

  • Search by “appeal” settings. Examples include character = “twisted”  / pace = “fast paced”  / tone = “darkly humorous”
  • Search by genre. Examples include first person narrative, thrillers and suspense, historical fiction
  • Browse over 150 “grab and go” booklists
By |July 3, 2017|Categories: Featured, Services|0 Comments

A Gift For Newborns…

Read for a lifetime – ready for anything!

The Hillsdale Library supports parents as they help their children develop language and literacy skills.
We have thousands of board books and picture books to choose from.

The Friends of the Hillsdale Library off a gift of a FREE canvas book bag to our youngest Hillsdale residents born in 2016 or 2017.
Your child’s name can be embroidered on the bag for FREE. A wide variety of thread colors are available.
It is our desire that you borrow and read books to your children as often as time allows.


Research consistently reveals that early language and literacy skill development results in long term benefits to your child.

Children begin learning language by hearing sounds and spoken words.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends talking, reading, and singing to babies and toddlers from day one.


The National Reading Panel advised that the more children are exposed to language, the sound of letters, and recognition of letters, the more quickly they will develop good reading skills necessary for independent reading later in life.


“Reading together 20 minutes every day teaches most school readiness skills.”



To further encourage you to read to your child, consider the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge! It sounds daunting, but one short picture book per night quickly becomes 365 stories a year. By the time your child is five years old, over 1,000 stories are told. Yes, you can definitely repeat titles!

Record every book that you read with your child. Use a simple notebook or download the app and scan the ISBN barcode of the book to automatically add a book to your list.

By |July 1, 2017|Categories: Children, Featured|0 Comments

Summer Film Festival

The Friends of the Library present the Hillsdale Film Festival – Our 10th anniversary season!

Classic movies and newer releases on the big screen with surround sound and an audience… the way movies were meant to be seen!

Introduction, Q&A provided by Literature Professor Edward Shannon from Ramapo College of New Jersey.

Admission Free – Refreshments Available – Please arrive early for best seating.

Please CLICK HERE for the 2017 Flyer.


By |June 20, 2017|Categories: Featured, Friends, Programs|Comments Off on Summer Film Festival
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