2022 Summer Reading Challenge | June 5 to July 30, 2022

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Dolphin iconOur Summer Reading Challenge is for everyone! Sign up online!
For signing up, you will receive a “Be Our Guest” coupon for a free snack,
courtesy of McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawai‘i.

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Dolphin iconLog your minutes and track your accomplishments using Beanstack.
Download the Beanstack app from the Apple Store or Google Play.
You could also use Beanstack on your desktop or laptop computer.

Learn how to use the Beanstack app by watching this video tutorial.

2021 Summer Reading Challenge Grand Prize WinnerGET REWARDS

Dolphin iconFor every 100 minutes logged online you will receive a virtual badge and an entry to the lucky grand prize drawing for Four Round Trip Tickets to anywhere Alaska Airlines® flies!

When you reach reading milestones of 300, 600, and 1,000 minutes, you will receive free rewards, while supplies last. Visit a local library to claim your reward.

For teens, read and get entered into the drawing to win a large specialty pizza or a regional tech prize.
Prizes are provided by Pizza Hut Hawaii.

For adult readers, lucky drawings will be held for regional prizes.
Prizes are provided by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i.


We’re excited to be partnering with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to offer weekly fun ocean themed activity packets for children. Stop here each week to download the latest fun!

The weekly themes are:

Dates Themes
June 5 to 11One Big Ocean
June 12 to 18Exploring Coral Reefs and Tide Pools: The Sunlight Zone
June 19 to 25Exploring the Deep Ocean: The Twilight and Midnight Zones
June 26 to July 2Underwater Volcanoes
July 3 to July 9What would it be like to live in the Ocean? (Oceanography)
July 10 to 16Our Changing Ocean (Threats & Challenges)
July 17 to 23How can you protect the ocean? (Ocean Stewardship)
July 24 to 31Become an Ocean Explorer

Seal with girl reading bookLibrary staff have created additional fun “Take & Make” downloadable sheets for children based on NOAA’s ocean themes. Find a “menu” of literacy tips, songs & rhymes, recommended reading lists, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, & mathematics) family craft/activity ideas to do at home.

Download and try them today!

DatesDownload "Menu" File(s)
June 5 to 11One Big Ocean
June 12 to 18Exploring Coral Reefs and Tide Pools
Tide Pool Journal
June 19 to 25Exploring the Deep Ocean
June 26 to July 2Underwater Volcanoes
July 3 to July 9Oceanography
July 10 to 16Our Changing Oceans
Polar Bear activity
July 17 to 23Ocean Stewardship
July 24 to 31Become an Ocean Explorer


Registration is required

Thursday | June 30 | 10:00 a.m.
Underwater Volcanoes

Learn Volcanoes 101 with Dave Carvalho, an Outreach Associated with the Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes, and Geologist Mike Zoeller. This virtual event will be filled with facts, maps, pictures and directions on how to make your own erupting backyard volcano! This program is suitable for ages 6+. Click here to register

Friday | July 1 | 11:00 a.m.
Kīpahulu ʻOhana ʻOpihi Rest Area: Making ʻOpihi Momona Again

For the community of Kīpahulu on Maui, one non-profit called the Kīpahulu ʻOhana seeks to use the wisdom of their kūpuna (elders) to re-establish a traditional sustainable lifestyle in their community. The Kīpahulu ʻOhana ʻOpihi Rest Area is a project which focuses on a voluntary community no-take zone or ʻopihi sanctuary for a section of shoreline adjacent to Haleakalā National Park. Learn about this project, the ʻOpihi population survey results and how you and your community can also Mālama I ke Kai from Scott Crawford, the Executive Director of the Kīpahulu ʻOhana. This program is suitable for Teens & Adults. Click here to register

Wednesday | July 13 | 12:00 p.m.
Pono Fishing

Learn about Pono (responsible) fishing in Hawai‘i! Jason Mehlinger and Kyla Herrmann from the State Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will discuss responsible fishing methods and how to foster good stewardship of our oceans and wildlife. This program is suitable for ages 8+. Click here to register

Stop by regularly to find virtual programs throughout the Summer!