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Welcome to the Hillside Avenue School Library

The purpose of the Hillside Library is to produce life long lovers of literature and skilled users of information. Our model is the Information Literacy standards set forth by the American Library Association.

The library is openly daily from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. It will be posted on the daily bulletin and on the daily announcements if the library will be closed.

Materials in the library circulate for a 2 week period. At the end of the 2 weeks the materials may be renewed. Elementary students are encouraged to return their books weekly. Each week they are allow to check out the number of books they return.

Library Resources

Link to these great resources right in your own classroom!

Grolier Online – You will have access to:
The New Book of Knowledge Encyclopedia, Lands and Peoples (countries)
America the Beautiful (United States) and other general resources.

EBSCO HOST – You will have access to a host of resources including: newspapers, magazine and journal articles, Sear chas urus (Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Picture Gallery, Magazines and other resources for students.)  This service is provided by the New Jersey State Library. It is a password protected service. You can gain access by getting the User ID and password from the Cranford Public Library and Hillside Ave School Library.

Other useful web sites:

Educational Sites/Homework and Research Help

* First Gov for Kids –

* Kids Konnect –

* Factmonster –

* National Geographic Kids –

Search Engines and Directories

* Google –

* Ask for Kids –


* Funbrain –

Happy Reading!