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Hillsboro City Library News

The Hillsboro Library has new operating hours, a new e-book lending app, a new way to borrow digital magazines and a whole bunch of family fun coming at you in October. 

New Hours: 
Monday          9 AM - 7 PM
Tuesday         9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday    9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday        9 AM - 7 PM
Friday           10 AM - 4 PM
Saturday       10 AM - 2 PM
Sunday               Closed

New eBook and Digital Magazine Apps:
By downloading the new cloudLibrary app, you will have access to more than 220,000 e-books and audiobooks from libraries across the state, including ours. This means, more titles to choose from and shorter wait times on the materials you are interested in reading. The new cloudLibrary NewStand app provides access to 7,000 magazines and newspapers from around the globe. 

cloudLibrary and NewsStand are free services, available to all library patrons – all you need is your library card number. The apps are available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. As a Hillsboro City Library Patron, you can simply download the app, log in using your library card number and pin to start interacting with the digital library while you are on the go.

The Hillsboro City Library is open to the pubic, but we are still offering curbside services to anyone who would rather use that option. To use our curbside service, reserve materials online at or by phone at (254) 582-7385. Staff will retrieve your selected items and you will receive a phone call when they are ready to be picked up.

Call the library when you are outside and a staff member will bring your materials to your vehicle. 

Mobile Printing:
If you are coming to the library to use one of our printing services, please consider sending your print job in advance using our mobile PrinterOn app.

What's Happening

Art in the Garden
Bring the whole family on Saturday, October 9th from 10 AM - 2 PM for Art in the Garden. 

We will supply the materials for this self guided activity, if you will supply the imagination!

Grab paint, brush and paper at the front desk and head outside to one of the paint easels and turn on your creativity! 

This is a self-guided, weather permitting activity. Social distancing practices are appreciated.
Visit the library for a #hillsborotxrocks rock painting session on the library's front sidewalk. 

Bring the whole family, paint a rock and hide it somewhere in the community for someone else to find!
Thursday, October 21 | 4 - 6:30 PM

This is a self-guided activity. Social distancing practices are appreciated.
Scavenger Hunt
Can you complete our annual fall scavenger hunt?

Bring the family to the library, during business hours, October 28 - 30 to complete the scavenger hunt and earn some SWEET TREATS!

Costumes are encouraged!

This is a self guided activity. Social distancing practices are appreciated. 
Stop by our StoryWalk in Hillsboro City Park to read "The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything" by Linda Williams. 

When you finish, swing by the library and grab an adorable take & make scarecrow craft! 

Story and craft available all month long!

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. It is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.
Fall Reading Challenge
Sign up for all Fall in Love with Reading Challenge in Beanstack

October 1 - November 30

Challenge is open for all ages!

See how many books you can read in October and November in this just for fun reading challenge! Can you earn all of the virtual badges?

Download the free Beanstack app for iOS or Android.
(Not) Your Mom’s Book Club is a book club for teens where we read and talk about classics and how their plots are relevant today. In the future, this book club will be hosted in-person, but for now it will be hosted virtually through Discord. Participants must sign up, and once they have filled out the short form, they will be emailed a link to join the Discord server. Meetings will begin on Monday, October 18.

The first book up for discussion is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Copies of the book can be checked out at the
library, or digitally through CloudLibrary, SimplyE, Project Gutenberg, or LibriVox.

New Books

Click the cover image to reserve your copy today.
Full List of New Book Titles

New eBooks & eAudiobooks

Click the cover image to reserve or start reading on CloudLibrary.
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Full List of New CloudLibrary Titles

New Digital Magazines

Click the cover image to start reading magazines on NewsStand.
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Full List of CloudLibrary NewsStand Digital Magazines

Digital Materials

For a full listing of available digital resources at the Hillsboro City Library, see the information below.

cloudLibrary makes it easy to discover the content you want to read. Whether on the web, a tablets, or your mobile device. Use cloudLibrary to browse digital shelves created by the Hillsboro Library or by filtering by genres that interest you. Gain access to thousands of e-books, and audiobooks from libraries around the state, including ours.​

For assistance check this FAQ, or these videos.

Download the app for for iOS or Android devices.

cloudLibrary NewsStand is a digital magazine and newspaper service. With an expanding catalog that currently contains over 7,000 titles in more than 60 languages, NewsStand is the perfect way to gain access to your favorite magazines. All magazines and newspapers are available immediately for unlimited simultaneous use.​

Download the app for for iOS or Android devices

The SimplyE app is available for mobile devices running iOS and Android

SimplyE is provided to patrons of the Hillsboro City Library through the Texas State Library & Archives Commission.

SimplyE Help

Includes thousands of full-text magazines and newspapers, WorldCat (35 million library records), Science and Literature databases, on-line encyclopedias, etc.
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