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Join the 2018 Winter Reading Challenge!

Take the Winter Reading Challenge from January 1-31, 2018!  All ages may read and log online for a chance to win an amazing prize. HOW TO REGISTER I PARTICIPATED IN THE 2017 HSPLS SUMMER READING PROGRAM AND ALREADY HAVE A LOGIN Go to librarieshawaii.be …

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BookFlix Makes Reading Fun!

The Hawaii State Public Library System now has a great ebook resource for Keiki! It’s called Bookflix! Bookflix’s offers an interactive reading and learning experience for pre-Kindergarten to 3rd grade readers. All you need is your HSPLS library card! …

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The Hawaii State Public Library System and Hawaii State Capitol have formed a partnership to provide webcasting of legislative hearings, meetings, and sessions at public libraries statewide.

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