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February is Mahina ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i (Hawaiian Language Month). Learn, practice, and speak the native language of Hawai‘i. Our public libraries can help you learn about the Hawaiian language. […]

Learn the Hawaiian Language

Mahina Olelo Hawaii (Hawaiian Language Month)
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While a legal dispute between the Hawaii State Public Library System’s vendor SirsiDynix and that company’s third-party vendor, Solus continues, HSPLS has been able to […]

“Libraries Hawaii” App by ChiliFresh is Now Available to Download

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Beginning early next year, a new RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) system will make checking out library materials faster and more convenient for our patrons and […]

Faster Checkout at the Library

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New Staff Book Picks for Keiki, Teens & Adults

Want a good read? Your public library staff invites you to check out these recommended titles. Select an age category. Then click on a title […]

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Hawaii Dept. of Education accepting applications for Adult Education Services

Under the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA), Title II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, the Hawaii State Department of […]

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Children's Literature Hawaii's 2024 Writing and Art Contests

Contests for Preschoolers to Students in Grade 12

Children’s Literature Hawai‘i invites young minds to embark on a journey of imagination with its 2024 Youth Writing and Art Contests. Open for preschoolers to […]

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Hawaii State Legislature

Hawaii State Legislature

The Legislative Session runs annually from January to May. The Hawaii State Public Library System offers resources for the public. Learn more about the legislative process or watch hearings now.

All public libraries will be closed for the upcoming state holidays:
Tuesday, March 26, for Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day and Friday, March 29, for Good Friday.