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The ultimate honor of a State Government employee has been bestowed upon our HSPLS 2017 Manager, Employee, and Team of the Year winners on May 18! Gov. David Ige honored Susan Werner, Branch Manager of Wailuku Public Library; Curt Fukumoto, Children’s Librarian of Kaneohe Public Library; and the Kahuku Public & School Library Staff, respectively, ...
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Letters About Literature (LAL) is a reading-writing promotion program supported by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, and is for students in grades 4-12. Contestants read a book, poem or speech and write a letter to the author (living or dead) explaining how it affected them personally. As the Center for ...
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Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson has been chosen by the children of Hawai‘i as the Nēnē Award 2017 winner! Guest speaker Audra Furuichi, creator of Nemu Nemu and Blue Hawaii, announced today the winning title to more than 250 invited guests and the general public at the 53rd Annual Nēnē Award Ceremony. This marked the ...
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Free Comic Book Day is Coming May 6!

Posted on May 2, 2017 in News

Would you like a free comic book? Get your favorite at the 16th annual Free Comic Book Day event on Saturday, May 6. Just show your valid Hawaii State Public Library System card at 24 designated libraries statewide and receive a special free comic book, while supplies last. Choose from titles such as Guardians of ...
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Please join us at the Hawaii Book and Music Festival on May 6th and 7th at the Frank Fasi Civic Grounds near Honolulu Hale. Be sure to visit Kristi Yamaguchi’s Reading Corner and hear some great stories from local celebrities, authors and guest readers. For more information, visit the Hawaii Book and Music Festival website.

  For the first time in recent years, the annual Nēnē Award Ceremony will be open to the public! Join us for the 53rd annual Nēnē Award Ceremony on Saturday, May 6 at 1:30 p.m. at Mission Memorial Auditorium (Frank F. Fasi Civic Grounds)! This free event is being held in conjunction with the 2017 Hawai’i Book ...
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Attention inventors and entrepreneurs! Want to learn how to protect your idea, invention, or process? Come to a free Intellectual Property Seminar at the Hawaii State Library on Thursday, April 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the First Floor Reading Room. Attorneys Tracey Ohta and Seth Reiss will present an introduction to the basic types of ...
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Do you often forget when your library books are due? If you receive library information through email notifications, you should now receive a Pre-Overdue Email Notice that is sent 5 days before the due date of your checked out materials. This will enable you to renew your items online or return them before they are ...
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Join the Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) in celebrating National Library Week 2017 during the entire month of April! This annual observance (April 9-15), highlights the important role of libraries, librarians and library workers. The American Library Association sponsors this celebration, and this year’s theme is Libraries Transform and reflects how our libraries enrich ...
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What are the qualities of a Library leader? According to Felton Thomas, Jr., 2016-2017 Public Library Association President, a leader is: someone who takes charge, a positive motivator, has a plan of action, and gets staff to buy-in to the plan. Thomas, keynote speaker at the recent statewide Library Institute Day staff workshops, conveyed this message ...
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