Happy National Library Week!

Posted on: April 20, 2020 | Category: News

Aloha Library Friends

As we go into another long week of having to live with social distancing, I want to invite you to take some time to celebrate National Library Week (April 19 – April 25) with the Hawaii State Public Library System! This week gives us all time to connect with one of our most important community places, our libraries. This year’s theme was supposed to be Find Your Place at the Library but was changed to Find the Library at Your Place! to more accurately reflect our current world.

Have you Found the Library at Your Place? Have you tapped into some good recipes from the New York Times or read fashion magazines from around the world in Press Reader? Or have you read or listened to a good book through OverDrive? What about learning foreign languages? Have you and your friends and family started to learn Pirate to get ready for International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19? There’s still time, matey! Check out Mango Languages. Seen any good movies on Kanopy? And for our wonderful keiki, have you tried interactive books on Bookflix or learned more about dinosaurs on National Geographic for Kids? And there is so much more you can do! Check out Auntie Betty’s tips on our website https://librarieshawaii.org

Our libraries may not be open right now, but the Hawaii State Public Library System is here for you in virtual space! We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to continue to improve your virtual library place. Do you know someone that doesn’t have a library card? They can apply online and access all of our great online resources within 24 hours.

During National Library Week, the Hawaii State Public Library System is not just focused on the public libraries, but our communities as a whole. Many thanks to our wonderful staff who have continued to care for our libraries and identified ways how they can help their communities at this time. Special thanks to our amazing staff that volunteered to help with the processing of unemployment claims, and those who are sharing their technology resources with other State departments to help meet the unprecedented demand. Our libraries are not just buildings, but people who love their communities.

We miss seeing you at our libraries – we can’t wait to see you again and hear all about the great books, articles and movies that you watched while we were apart!

Until then, please celebrate with us this week and make sure you have a yummy treat like a great book, article, movie or cupcake from a recipe you found through the virtual library!

Be Well!

In state observance of Thanksgiving, all public libraries will be closed on Thursday, November 24th.