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New reading and math tests to be field tested with about 25,000 students

Approximately 25,000 Hawaii public school students will practice taking improved and more engaging annual state tests meant to better gauge their progress toward college and career readiness. Students in grades 3-8 and 11 at 91 schools statewide will participate in the field test of the new Smarter Balanced assessments in English language arts and mathematics […]

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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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With over 90,000 out of the nearly 290,000 votes cast, the winner of this year’s What Book Got You Hooked? campaign is Hawaii! Congratulations to the Aloha State!

Hawaii keiki win 50,000 new books from First Book contest

With over 90,000 out of the nearly 290,000 votes cast, the winner of this year’s What Book Got You Hooked? campaign is Hawaii! Congratulations to the Aloha State!

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Currently Hawaii is in first place but needs people to keep voting as the voting is open until September 30. First Book asks visitors to share the memory of the books that made them readers and then vote for the state to receive 50,000 new books from First Book, helping to get more kids hooked on reading.

Past winners include Oklahoma in 2007 and Kentucky in 2008, with each state receiving 50,000 new books for children in need.

Hawaii needs votes to win 50,000 books for keiki

Currently Hawaii is in first place but needs people to keep voting as the voting is open until September 30. First Book asks visitors to share the memory of the books that made them readers and then vote for the state to receive 50,000 new books from First Book, helping to get more kids hooked […]

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Winners of Public Library - Hawaii Pizza Hut Teen Summer Reading Finale

Winners of Public Library – Hawaii Pizza Hut Teen Summer Reading Finale

MEDIA RELEASE Three Oahu teen girls are the “Top 3” Grand Prize winners of the 2009 Hawaii State Public Library System and Hawaii Pizza Hut Teen Summer Reading Finale conducted this morning (8/22) at Kahala Mall Center Court Stage. They are: Alyssa Fujimoto, Pearl City Public Library finalist (Kamehameha, grade 12); won Apple iPod Touch […]

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Public libraries to offer three summer reading programs

Public libraries to offer three summer reading programs

MEDIA RELEASE Studies show that reading can help to bring out the creative side in both young and old alike. Learn how to develop your creativity by participating in one of the 2009 Hawaii State Public Library System Summer Reading Programs!  Libraries statewide will offer Children’s, Teen, and Adult reading programs from June 14 to […]

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Hawaii's children choose "Inkheart" as '09 Nene Award winner

Hawaii’s children choose “Inkheart” as ’09 Nene Award winner

MEDIA RELEASE “Inkheart” by Cornelia Funke has been chosen by the children of Hawaii as the winner of the 2009 Nene Award. An announcement was made this morning before a large crowd of invited dignitaries, students, teachers, and other guests at the 44th Annual Nene Award Presentation Ceremony, conducted at the Windward Community College Paliku Theatre. […]

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