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.
Stacey A. Aldrich, State Librarian
Hawaii State Public Library System
Office of the State Librarian
“Aloha! My name is Stacey A. Aldrich, and I am honored to have been selected by the Board of Education to join the Hawaii State Public Library System as the new State Librarian. How lucky am I to join one of the most amazing public library systems in the country!
I believe our libraries are powerful spaces that enhance the life of the mind in each of our communities. We support self-sufficiency and the success of each person who walks through the physical or virtual doors. The health of our communities is enhanced when we have strong libraries that provide opportunities for learning 21st Century skills and literacies, connecting people to the world of information and ideas, and creating spaces for community engagement.
I look forward to dreaming big and continuing to build the future of the Hawaii State Public Library System with you!”
Ms. Aldrich holds a Master of Library Science and served as the State Librarian of California and the Deputy Secretary for the Office of Commonwealth Libraries of Pennsylvania.
Ms. Aldrich was selected by the Library Journal as one of the top fifty-five professionals “who are shaping the future of libraries” and was awarded the LINK AMERICAS Foundation Knowledge Award for vision and leadership in the area of digital literacy.
“Stacey brings a wealth of experience in library leadership and community engagement. She is committed to working with our dedicated staff to reposition our libraries to meet the 21st century needs of our individual communities.”
– Former Hawaii Board of Education Chairperson Don Horner