Important Alert 1: Pahala Public and School Library will be closed on Thursday, September 27, 2018. The library will resume normal hours on Friday, September 28th. We apologize for this inconvenience to the Pahala area library users.

Important Alert 2: Kailua-Kona Public Library will have an alternative public service schedule for October due to the International Kona Ironman Triathlon. The library will be open on Monday, October 8, 2018 from 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. and will be closed on Saturday, October 13th. We apologize for this inconvenience to the Kailua-Kona area library users.

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Are you a poet? Students in grades 10-11 can now enter the prestigious 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. You could win a $5,000 scholarship ...
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Storyteller Yasu Ishida

Magical Storyteller Makes Reading Fun

Posted on Nov 5, 2016 in News

Magical Storyteller, Yasu Ishida will be a featured artist in November at selected public libraries on Hawaii Island, Kauai and Oahu. Ishida will present two ...
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OverDrive, our eBook lending library, will become faster and easier-to-use on November 2 with some changes to the way you find and check out eBooks. ...
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Hawaii Five-O has featured our flagship Hawaii State Library (478 S. King St.) twice in the past 2 Seasons! The library, known for its beautiful ...
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The Hawaii State Public Library System’s (HSPLS) highly-popular eBook collection is in warp drive! Latest HSPLS statistics through September 2016 revealed the cumulative total of ...
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As the presidential election draws near, learn more about the candidates or the U.S. electoral process at your local public library. Read the candidates’ books ...
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Hear “Ramana Vieira : The Essence of Fado “ at three Maui public libraries on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29! Vieira, raved as ...
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Chocolate Cake Photo

Celebrate Chocolate Day in October

Posted on Oct 20, 2016 in News

Chocolate lovers rejoice! In October, find chocolate recipes and more at your local public library to celebrate this sweet and onolicious day: National Chocolate Day ...
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There’s a new sculpture at Aiea Public Library! Sweet is a stainless steel artwork designed by Kauai artist Wayne Zebzda that features mirrored metal orbs symbolizing individual atoms. The ...
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Easier and more interactive

Welcome to our new website!

Posted on Oct 5, 2016 in News

The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) is excited to roll out a brand new website to our community strategically created to excite, inspire and ...
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