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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The Great American Read

October 18, 2018

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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until October 23, 2018

Photo of book display of Great American Read books at Kapolei Public Library

Let Kapolei Public Library help you with your reading needs for The Great American Read being held system-wide across all HSPLS locations.  Browse our display on the 2nd-floor mezzanine or ask our helpful reference staff for assistance.  The list of titles for The Great American Read is available on site at the book display and the 2nd-floor reference desks.

Designed to spark a national conversation about reading, literacy and the books that have inspired, moved and shaped us, The Great American Read is an eight part PBS series and nationwide competition that explores the joy of books and the power of reading through the lens of America’s 100 best-loved books, as voted on by the public. 

Join The Great American Read online at, track the books you are reading, then vote for your favorite book at  Follow PBS at #GreatReadPBS

For more information or to register, go to

Going on now through October 23, 2018.


October 18, 2018
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Oahu – Kapolei
1020 Manawai St
Kapolei, HI 96707 United States
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