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Public libraries offer free Wi-Fi

Public libraries offer free Wi-Fi

MEDIA RELEASE Free wireless Internet access is now available in public libraries statewide. “Our patrons will be very excited to know we have expanded our free wi-fi service from two Oahu libraries – Kaneohe and Salt Lake-Moanalua Public Libraries – to nearly all 50 libraries statewide,” State Librarian Richard Burns said. “While the interim Manoa […]

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Libraries closed for Good Friday, Easter

Libraries closed for Good Friday, Easter

MEDIA RELEASE In observance of the Good Friday 2012 Holiday on April 6 and Easter on Sunday, April 8, all public libraries will be closed on these two days. Nineteen libraries will be open Saturday, April 7: Oahu – Aina Haina Public Library, Hawaii State Library, Kailua Public Library, Kapolei Public Library, McCully-Moiliili Public Library, […]

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HSPLS unveils new information web portal

HSPLS unveils new information web portal

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii State Public Library System has unveiled a new, dynamic portal through its website: www.librarieshawaii.org The SirsiDynix Enterprise portal provides patrons with a powerful search engine that simultaneously explores HSPLS holdings, OverDrive ebook and digital audio books and music holdings, newspaper index entries, and subscription online databases. The new portal showcases several […]

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HTFG donates new books to Kona, Hilo libraries

HTFG donates new books to Kona, Hilo libraries

MEDIA RELEASE The statewide Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers (HTFG) is donating “The World of Bananas in Hawaii: Then and Now” to six libraries on the four major Hawaiian islands, including the Kealakekua Branch in Kona and the downtown Hilo Branch. HTFG is also contributing “Specialty Crops for Pacific Islands” by Holualoa resident and HTFG member […]

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Pahala Public and School Library closed for a month due to staffing shortage

Pahala Public and School Library (Big Island) will close temporarily from Monday, January 23 through February 23 due to a staffing shortage.

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Continuing on the path of investing in education, Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of more than $14.2 million for additional Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) at schools and libraries.

Governor Abercrombie releases $14.2M for education, library projects

Continuing on the path of investing in education, Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of more than $14.2 million for additional Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) at schools and libraries.

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Pahala Public and School Library (Big Island) will close temporarily on Thursday, October 20 and from October 27 to November 17 due to a staffing shortage. The book drop will remain open during this time. The Library is scheduled to reopen on Friday, November 18.

Pahala Public and School Library to temporarily close due to staffing shortage

Pahala Public and School Library (Big Island) will close temporarily on Thursday, October 20 and from October 27 to November 17 due to a staffing shortage. The book drop will remain open during this time. The Library is scheduled to reopen on Friday, November 18.

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Readers of all ages are invited to participate in the 2011 HSPLS Summer Reading Programs which will be conducted from May 31 through July 1. The free five-week programs at public libraries will feature outstanding, family-friendly storytelling performances by noted storytellers and artists.

Sign up for Summer Reading Programs at your Library

Readers of all ages are invited to participate in the 2011 HSPLS Summer Reading Programs which will be conducted from May 31 through July 1. The free five-week programs at public libraries will feature outstanding, family-friendly storytelling performances by noted storytellers and artists.

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State library offering more than 15,000 ebooks

State library offering more than 15,000 ebooks

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii State Public Library System now offers patrons access to more than 15,000 ebooks through Project Gutenberg and the Overdrive website. “This collection allows HSPLS to more than double our current ebook collection, while simultaneously expanding our role as a gateway for our patrons, as we provide ever-increasing access to digital materials, […]

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Libraries will be closed General Election day

Libraries will be closed General Election day

MEDIA RELEASE All of the public and school libraries throughout Hawaii will be closed Tuesday, Nov. 2, in observance of General Election day.

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Parents should be aware that overdue fines for children at Hawaii’s public libraries will increase from 15 cents per item per day to 25 cents per item per day. DVD and video borrowers will be happy to know that overdue fines for DVD/Video rentals will decrease from $1.00 per DVD/Video per day to 25 cents per DVD/Video per day. Replacement Library Card. Hawaii Resident/Military: the cost for adults will decrease from $10 to $5. This change will make the $5 cost consistent for both juveniles and adults.

Hawaii State Public Library fines and fees change (Aug 5)

Parents should be aware that overdue fines for children at Hawaii’s public libraries will increase from 15 cents per item per day to 25 cents per item per day. DVD and video borrowers will be happy to know that overdue fines for DVD/Video rentals will decrease from $1.00 per DVD/Video per day to 25 cents […]

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Faustwork Mask Theatre's "The Mask Messenger" will be a featured performer for the 2010 HSPLS Children's and Teen Summer Reading Programs at six selected public libraries on Oahu and the island of Hawaii in June 2010. Admission is free.

Robert Faust, founder and artistic director of Faustwork Mask Theatre, will present "The Mask Messenger" in celebration of this year's summer reading programs.

“The Mask Messenger” performance at Hilo Public Library, Tuesday (June 15)

Faustwork Mask Theatre’s “The Mask Messenger” will be a featured performer for the 2010 HSPLS Children’s and Teen Summer Reading Programs at six selected public libraries on Oahu and the island of Hawaii in June 2010. Admission is free. Robert Faust, founder and artistic director of Faustwork Mask Theatre, will present “The Mask Messenger” in […]

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Storyteller-Balladeer James McCarthy will be a featured performer for the 2010 HSPLS Children's Summer Reading Program at eight selected public libraries on Oahu, Maui and the island of Hawaii in June-July 2010. Admission is free.

McCarthy will present "All Together Now" in celebration of this year's program theme "Make a Splash @ your library!"  Performances at the Naalehu Public Library Wednesday (June 9) and Pahala Public & School Library Friday (July 2).

Storyteller-balladeer McCarthy at Naalehu, Pahala libraries (June 9, July 2)

Storyteller-Balladeer James McCarthy will be a featured performer for the 2010 HSPLS Children’s Summer Reading Program at eight selected public libraries on Oahu, Maui and the island of Hawaii in June-July 2010. Admission is free. McCarthy will present “All Together Now” in celebration of this year’s program theme “Make a Splash @ your library!” Performances […]

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Friends of the Library-Waikoloa Region organize to bring interim library to Waikoloa Village

A new community service organization, Friends of the Library-Waikoloa Region (FLWR “flower”), has been nurturing an exciting new initiative that could bring a much needed interim library facility to Waikoloa Village. FLWR is being organized as a non-profit association with a mission to support and improve Waikoloa-Region Library Facility services and resources.

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