Virtual programs

Welcome to HSPLS Virtual Programs!

Library staff are excited to share their favorite library program with your in a new way. New programs are being developed. Check the home page of HSPLS website to find out about the latest virtual events.

What type of virtual programs are there?

Join an Online Challenge with Beanstack. Find your next great read recommended titles from our Book Talk Videos. Learn a new skill or craft with HSPLS Creates. Listen to conversation with authors and other interesting people with recordings from our Talk Story With series.

Online Challenges

Looking for something fun to do while being at home? Try one of these self-paced online challenges through Beanstack.

Parent and child using the computer to use Beanstack

Beanstack – Track Your Reading Progress

Read books, ebooks, audiobooks, or magazines. It’s your choice.

Log your reading at 

Earn virtual badges for completing challenges. Some challenges, like the Summer Reading Challenge, will have additional incentives.


Virtual Book Clubs

Why read alone when you can read with others?

A number of our branches now offer regular online book clubs. See the events calendar for the latest offerings.

Book Talks

Not sure what to read next? Check out our book talks for all ages to hear what our librarians suggest.

  • Keiki Reads: Easy Picture books, Juvenile Fiction, & Juvenile Non-Fiction. Recommended for pre-school to 2nd grade
  • Middle Grade Book Talks: Middle grade book talks. Juvenile and Young Adult fiction and non-fiction. Appropriate for tweens.
    (Grades 6-8th)
  • Nēnē Award Nominees: Kids in grade 4-6 get to for their favorite book each spring.
  • Teen Book Talks: HSPLS staff review their favorite books for Young Adults in this series of book talks.
  • Adult Book Talks: Favorite books, old and new for adult readers.


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 created?

You can find more how-to videos on the HSPLS Creates YouTube Playlist.

Talk Story With…

This series of videos are recordings of live conversations with authors and other interesting people. Announcements for upcoming events will be posted on the home page of this website.

You can view all of the recorded conversation on the Talk Story With YouTube Playlist or view these recent events:

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