Aloha Library Friends! We miss you! Even though all of Hawaii State Public Library locations and bookmobile services are suspended March 18 - May 5, 2020, we are working hard to bring you more digital resources. Today we are launching a trial of the on-demand video streaming service, Kanopy. Enjoy! Read more.
Why read alone when you can read with others?
Throughout the year, HSPLS participates in reading programs for various ages, reading levels, and needs.
Students in grades 4-12
Students are asked to read a book, poem or speech and write to the author (living or dead) about how the book affected them personally. Letters are judged on state and national levels. Tens of thousands of students from across the country enter Letters About Literature each year.
The Library of Congress
Students in grades 4-6
R.E.A.D. (Read Enjoy Analyze Discuss) for NENE promotes reading and discussion of literature. Students in grades 4 to 6 are encouraged to read Nene Nominees, discuss them with other students and classes, then vote for their favorite.
People with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability
NLS is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page. Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS offers books the way you want them: in braille or audio formats, mailed to your door for free, or instantly downloadable.
Library of Congress
In addition to these system wide programs, you may find other unique reading programs at your local branch.