Important Alert 1: Pahala Public & School Library will be closed on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. The library will resume normal hours on Wednesday, September 19th. 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.
“It’s incredible that a middle school girl on Lana‘i could have access to all of the books in the Hawaii State Public Library System statewide, for free!”
I grew up on Lanaʻi and loved the library. Lanaʻi is a small place and has only one library – the Public Library. I was an avid reader and would always participate in the summer reading programs, getting small prizes for keeping and completing a reading log. At an early age, I learned how to request books from other libraries across the state. I found it incredible that a middle school girl on Lanaʻi could have access to all of the books in the Public Library System statewide, for free! I still find this quite amazing! My fondness for libraries continues to this day, and I am grateful to all of the staff and volunteers who make these libraries into welcoming and accessible places.