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 Clubs, Storytime at Home, spark your imagination with Imagine Your Story with LEGO®, how to make crafts, bake, art projects and more through HSPLS Creates.
Looking for something fun to do while being at home? Try one of these self-paced online challenges through Beanstack.
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.
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.
This 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:
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.
Enjoy storytime with HSPLS librarians from home. New videos available each Friday! You can view all of the videos on our YouTube Playlist.
Sing and rhyme with HSPLS librarians from home. You can view all of the videos on our YouTube Playlist.
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.
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: