IMPORTANT UPDATE 1:    All online library services will be temporarily unavailable: Friday, February 24th from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

IMPORTANT UPDATE 2:    Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library schedule adjusted due to emergency repairs. Learn more

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Your Hawaii State Public Libraries are an important part of the educational ecosystem. We support learning and access to resources each day for students. Are you interested in the future of education? What qualities do you want to see in our next Hawaii Superintendent of Education? The Board of Education wants your feedback! Everyone is ...
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The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) is proud to announce the winners of its 2017 State Incentive & Service Awards Program. Winners were surprised and honored at their respective Maui and Oahu Library Institute Day Workshops: Manager of the Year – Susan Werner, Branch Manager, Wailuku Public Library Employee of the Year – Curt ...
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Two Oahu libraries will present “A Prescription for Healthy Reading,” a free workshop: February 24, noon at Kalihi-Palama Public Library, RSVP by February 21 March 11, 10 a.m. at Waipahu Public Library, RSVP by March 6 Adults and teens can learn about our library services and health resources. There will be a special program for ...
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Eugene and Sook Ki Moon were honored in a Special Proclamation Ceremony in the Governor’s Chambers at the State Capitol. The Korean Library Foundation (KLF) founders were praised for their generosity and dedication in establishing a premier HSPLS Korean language collection at McCully-Moiliili Public Library. Gov. David Y. Ige presented the Proclamation to the Moons in celebration ...
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Congratulations to State Rep. Della Au Belatti (D-24), selected as Legislator of the Year 2016 by the Friends of the Library of Hawaii (FLH)! Rep. Belatti was honored this morning at Washington Place by First Lady Dawn Amano Ige, fellow legislators, State Librarian Stacey Aldrich, FLH officials and invited guests. Rep. Belatti received the Friends’ ...
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  Kung Hee Fat Choy! (a prosperous new year) will soon be heard as Hawaii residents celebrates Chinese New Year on January 28. Festivities include: Chinese lion dances in Honolulu’s Chinatown, family reunions, feasting, and honoring of ancestors. 2017 is the Year of the Rooster, the 10th animal sign in the Chinese zodiac. If you ...
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Lucky you live Hawaii – the “Melting Pot of the Pacific” where people of many nationalities live together! Local residents wish each other Hau ’oli Makahiki Hou, Happy New Year in Hawaiian, to family and friends. Did you know you can learn Hawaiian and 70+ different languages anytime, anywhere, free via Mango Languages using your ...
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In Hawaii, a huge part of celebrating the holidays and New Year involves eating traditional cultural foods. Our public libraries offer Hawaiian-style cookbooks with recipes of Holiday favorites including: Celebrating Island Style by Wanda Adams Hawaii’s Holiday Cookbook by Muriel Miura & Betty Shimabukuro Here are a few favorites of Hawaii’s traditional Holiday and New ...
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    Got a new device from Santa? We can get you connected! You can download for free – eBooks, AudioBooks, and eMagazines – all with just your library card! You can select from our highly-popular OverDrive collection: eBooks, more than 54,000 titles including Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two by ...
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Catch the Holiday Spirit at the Hawaii State Library this December! Enjoy family programs and browse our collections of books, DVDs, CDs, and more to brighten up your holidays. Click here for a listing of December events http://www.librarieshawaii.org/branch/hawaii-state-library/.    Each night, except for Thursdays, listen to broadcasted passages from favorite books of selected guest readers ...
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