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Aloha Library Friends! Our buildings are still closed, but our Library Book Drops are now open and we have added Library Take Out! You can now pick up holds by appointment. [Read More] Check out Virtual Library Programs!   Listen to a story or learn a new craft.

Welcome to Storytime at Home and HSPLS Creates!

While we cannot see your smiling faces at our libraries right now, we wanted to make sure we connect with you through fun virtual programs! Library staff are excited to share their favorite stories with you through Online ChallengesStorytime at Home, and how to make crafts, bake, art projects and more through HSPLS Creates. Enjoy and Be Well!

Online Challenges

Looking for something fun to do while being at home? Try one of these self-paced online challenges through Beanstack. Participating is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Log into your HSPLS Beanstack account or create a new account at librarieshawaii.beanstack.org 
  2. Sign up for the Bookworms Reading Challenge or the Social Distancing Activities Challenge. Or both! 
  3. Have fun!

Storytime at Home

You can find more storytime videos on the Storytime at Home YouTube Playlist.

Hill and Hole are Best Friends with Auntie Kat


I’m Worried with Ms. Sara

Bark George with Ms. Vicky

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? with Ms. Danielle

HSPLS Creates…

Crafts, baking, art projects and more can be found with HSPLS Creates. Our talented librarians show you how to make projects at home. What will be create? You can find more how-to videos on the HSPLS Creates YouTube Playlist.

HSPLS Creates Playdough with Ms. Jen

For this project you will need: 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 2 cups of lukewarm water, 3/4 cup of salt, 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, 4 teaspoons of cream of tartar, food coloring (optional)

HSPLS Bottle Cap Bugs with Sasha

For this project you will need: plastic bottle caps, felt-tip pen, Tape (preferably double-stick), scraps of paper or plastic, a pair of scissors, clear coat nail polish (optional)

HSPLS Create Custom Magnets with Sasha

For this project you will need: a felt-tip pen, pair of scissors, promotional magnet