Learn the Hawaiian Language

Posted on: February 1, 2024 | Category: Uncategorized

Mahina Olelo Hawaii, Hawaiian Language Month banner

February is Mahina ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i (Hawaiian Language Month). Learn, practice, and speak the native language of Hawai‘i.

Our public libraries can help you learn about the Hawaiian language. Some library branches have bilingual signage: ‘Āina Haina, Kahuku, Kahului, Liliha, McCully-Mō‘ili‘ili, Nā‘ālehu, Nānākuli, Salt Lake-Moanalua, Wai‘anae, Waimānalo, Waimea (Kaua‘i), and more locations to come! Whether you are interested in language, history, mele, the arts, or more, you can find something at our libraries.

Here is a quick list of materials and resources available:

Four classic book titles translated into HawaiianSeveral classic books have been translated into ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i and are available in our catalog.

We even have a few virtual book talks with Hawaiian words and phrases on the HSPLS YouTube channel!

So, whatever your interest and comfort level, there’s something for keiki to kūpuna at your local library.

All public libraries will be closed for the upcoming state holidays:
Tuesday, March 26, for Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day and Friday, March 29, for Good Friday.