Important Alert #1: The Hilo Public Library's restrooms, except for those in the Children's Section, are not in service as of Friday, January 11, 2019. No ADA restrooms are available at this time. The estimated time of repair is Wednesday, January 16, 2019. We apologize for this inconvenience to our Hilo library patrons.
Important Alert #2: The Kaneohe Public Library will be closed for approximately one month, starting January 2, 2019 for a parking lot improvement project. The book drop will be closed from 10 a.m. on Monday, December 31, 2018 and remain closed until the library reopens. During the closure, borrowed items may be returned to any public library. Updates on the reopening of the Kaneohe Public Library will be posted on our website. We apologize for this inconvenience to our Kaneohe library users.
Posted on: August 6, 2018 | Category: News
The Hawaii State Public Library System is thrilled to announce the grand prize winner of its 2018 Summer Reading Program Grand Prize Drawing: Kāʻeoapuleloa Acopan, a 7-year old reader from our Aiea Public Library! As the grand prize winner, Kāʻeo won four Alaska Airlines® roundtrip tickets to anywhere Alaska Airlines® flies.
Collectively, thousands of readers statewide read 15.3 million minutes between June 2 to July 14, making them eligible for the grand prize drawing. 51 Public libraries across the state hosted entertaining family-friendly activities to encourage readers of all ages to join the 2018 “Libraries Rock!” music-themed programs, funded by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i and their Summer Reading sponsors.
At the August 1st presentation, State Librarian Stacey A. Aldrich, along with Nainoa Mau, Executive Director of the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i, and Daniel Chun, Director of Sales, Community & Public Relations for Hawai‘i Alaska Airlines®presented Kāʻeo and his parents James and Michelle Acopan with a huge Alaska Airlines® boarding pass. The excited 2nd grade Pearl City Highlands Elementary School student shared that Disney World and visiting relatives in Alaska were among his top vacation dreams.
“Congratulations to Kāʻeo and his family! We are so grateful to the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i and Alaska Airlines® for their support, and providing such an awesome grand prize to celebrate our summer of reading!” said State Librarian Stacey A. Aldrich.
“We are delighted for the Acopan family and extend a sincere Mahalo to Alaska Airlines® for their generous support of reading among Hawaii’s keiki, teens, adults and kupuna through our public libraries,” said Nainoa Mau, Executive Director of the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i.