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Alert! Lanai Public and School Library will be closed on Friday, October 23 and Monday, October 26, 2020. We apologize for this inconvenience to our Lanai patrons.

Our public libraries are currently open for Library Take Out and Computer Time

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Welcome to HSPLS Virtual Programs!

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 Challenges, Virtual Book ClubsStorytime at Home, spark your imagination with Imagine Your Story with LEGO®, how to make crafts, bake, art projects and more through HSPLS Creates.

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 librarieshawaii.beanstack.org 

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

 


Imagine Your Story with LEGO®!

We have partnered with LEGO® Enthusiasts Association of Hawaii (LEAHI) to inspire Summer Reading Challenge participants to build their own LEGO® models. Each week, LEAHI members will showcase one of their masterpieces. Please share your creations on Facebook and Instagram! Tag @hsplshigov and #srphawaii2020.

LEGO model Rocko the TakoThis week’s LEGO® model is called Rocko the Tako — Just like an octopus uses its ink to create an illusion, the same technique can be applied while building with LEGO®.  Click to enlarge image

View previous LEGO® models:

  • Princess Petal Patrol – In this kingdom, the Princess only walks on paths of flower petals, strewn about and quickly recycled by members of her petal patrol.
  • Jungle Bungle – Dr. Hornsworth and his faithful team have spent years in the jungles of Pezz in search of the Lost City of Gold. The famed explorer feels very excited that he will soon complete his quest, but the local warrior tribe has a different celebration in mind… namely, “Dr. Hornsworth soup.”
  • Quarantined at Home – Being at home gives you time to build whatever you want to!
  • Honu Hideout – A place where underwater creatures come to frolic and play!
  • Smart Cat – While relaxing with a good book, Ann suddenly learns why her cat is so smart!
  • The Lost Treasure – Rumors of a long lost treasure of gold leads this band of pirates to a remote Caribbean island. A statue there may hold the key to where the treasure lies, but they will have to get past a tentacled guardian!

 


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 current list on the virtual branch book clubs page.


Storytime at Home

Enjoy storytime with HSPLS librarians from home. New videos available each Friday! You can view all of the videos on our YouTube Playlist.


Rhyme Time at Home

Sing and rhyme with HSPLS librarians from home. You can view all of the videos on our YouTube Playlist.


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?

New videos available each Wednesday! You can find more how-to videos on the HSPLS Creates YouTube Playlist.


Talk Story With…

This series of videos are recordings of Facebook Live conversations with author and other interesting people. You can join us at the live events at facebook.com/HSPLShigov.

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