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: December 27, 2018 | Category: Spotlight
The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) has been selected to be one of over 100 libraries around the world to participate in the 2019 Winter Reading Challenge, which is designed to encourage communities to read this winter. The program is supported by Beanstack and Philanthropist and Shark Tank personality Mark Cuban, who will donate $35,000 to top participating libraries if all communities in the program reach a collective goal of 5 million minutes and 75,000 books.
Sign up, read, log your minutes online at librarieshawaii.beanstack.org between January 1 – 31, 2019 and help Hawaii reach our collective reading goal of 1 million minutes.
Take the Winter Reading Challenge and…
Follow the international reading challenge at #WinterRead2019 on social media.
1. Sign up online at librarieshawaii.beanstack.org or visit your local library.
2. Read and log your minutes between January 1 to 31, 2019. Reading books, ebooks, graphic novels, magazines, newspapers, and listening to audiobooks all count!
3. Earn online badges for registering and for every 100 minutes of reading up to 1,000 minutes. You will also receive an automatic entry into the Lucky Prize Drawing for every badge earned. The more you read, the more chances to win!
Hawaii’s Lucky Prize Drawings are sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawaiʻi.
Three lucky statewide winners will receive a $100 Gift Card (one for each of the following age categories):
I PARTICIPATED IN THE HSPLS SUMMER READING PROGRAM OR 2018 WINTER READING PROGRAM AND ALREADY HAVE A LOGIN
NOTE: Not sure if you have an account or don’t remember your password, please check with library staff.
I DON’T HAVE A LOGIN AND NEED TO CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT
Feel free to keep reading and recording after 1000 minutes to help us reach the 1 million minutes read statewide goal.
NOTE: Please don’t worry about exact dates for logging minutes, we just want to be sure you enter them within January 1 to 31, 2019 for the minutes to count toward your total minutes read.
Download the free Beanstack Tracker mobile app available on Android and iOS to register and easily track reading minutes.
Read something interesting and want to share? You can post a review online. While you are logged onto your account, simply select “WRITE A REVIEW.”
DOWNLOAD THE FOLLOWING:
PRIZE DRAWING CONTEST RULES:
Prizes provided by the Friends of the Library of Hawaiʻi. Winners will be notified by email or telephone by Friday, February 22, 2019.
For more information or additional assistance, visit your local library!