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.

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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 ...
Read More See Aiea Library’s “Sweet” New Sculpture

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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 ...
Read More Welcome to our new website!

Fore!  The Friends of the Library of Hawaii’s 2016 Links to Literacy Golf Tournament is set to tee-up on Friday, October 7 at Kapolei Golf ...
Read More Links to literacy benefits Hawaii’s libraries on Oct. 7

The Hawaii State Library is one of “The 50 best Libraries in the United States” proclaimed decorating and design magazine elledecor.com in their latest issue! Congratulations ...
Read More Hawaii State Library: One of 50 best Libraries in the United States!

Want a quick review of Hawaii’s native plants from A to Z? Join Chuck Chimera of the Hawaii Invasive Species Committee for this presentation on ...
Read More A whirlwind review of Hawaii’s native plant taxa from aizoaceae to zygophyllaceae

If you love tomatoes, you won’t want to miss “Growing Tomatoes in Hawaii,” a free presentation on Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. at Kailua-Kona Public ...
Read More Growing tomatoes in Hawaii: Historical Hawaiian tomatoes from 1941 to the late 60S, wild tomatoes, heirlooms, and hybrids

Certified Master Gardener Ed Fenzl will present an introductory course on Wild Table Plants for home gardeners and small farmers at Kealakekua Public Library on ...
Read More Learn how to grow and prepare wild table plants

“Jean Erdman: A Career Retrospective,” an exhibition honoring the Hawaii-born centenarian choreographer, dancer and thespian, is currently on display through Nov. 8 in the Hawaii ...
Read More See Jean Erdman exhibit at Hawaii State Library

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Learn to speak Hawaiian for free

Posted on Sep 28, 2016 in News

Hawaii is the only state in the USA with two official languages: Hawaiian and English. Most people in Hawaii speak English but can you speak ...
Read More Learn to speak Hawaiian for free

Eric Paul Shaffer invites you to join him in celebrating the season of Hallowe’en with poems about the ideas and events that really scare us.  ...
Read More Scary Verse: Poems on Living With What Frightens Us