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Our Mission, Vision, & Values

Mission
To emphasize hands-on learning and academic success where every student is known, valued, and loved using community partnerships and resources while instilling traditional cultural values.

Vision
Families, staff and community working together to graduate successful learners who are job, school, and life-ready.

Values
‘O Hawai‘i ke kahua o ka ho‘ona‘auao.
Hawai‘i is the foundation of our learning.

Learn more about our mission, vision and values here.

An Update from the Laupahoehoe Public Library:

Aloha, dear patrons!

We look forward to seeing you soon to participate in the Summer Reading Program; pick up materials; ask for reference; and use our computers!

Please don't hesitate to call us at 962-2229.

Please don't forget about all of our fantastic free webinars, online courses, movies, ebooks, and more through our library website.

Below I have attached information on how you can do all of the above and more!

1. Using Computers:

Beginning Wednesday, June 17th, the Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) will offer access to public computers by reservation at all library branches.  Computer access is not available at the Hawaii State Library, Liliha, McCully-Moiilili locations at this time. 

Re-opening access to our public computers is part of HSPLS’ phased reopening of library services as Hawaii carefully begins to get back to business amid the ongoing threat of COVID-19.  Our library buildings will only be open for library patrons with computer reservations as we begin to implement new protocols for ensuring that our spaces are safe and healthy for everyone.

In an effort to meet the computer needs of as many library patrons as possible, meet social distancing guidelines and ensure proper cleaning protocols are performed, HSPLS will be using a public computer reservation system:

·         Library patrons may reserve one 60-minute computer session per day using the library’s computer reservation system on the HSPLS website (librarieshawaii.org) or by calling the library branch they would like to visit

·         Unreserved appointment times will be offered for walk-ups on a first come, first served basis

·         Library patrons are limited to a total of no more than two sessions per day

All library patrons entering the building will be required to follow basic health protocols including wearing a face covering, which covers their nose and mouth while visiting the library.  The equipment and high touch areas will be cleaned after each computer session is completed.

No book donations will be accepted at this time.

2. Materials Checkout:

Beginning Monday, June 8, 2020, the Library Take Out Menu is expanding to include assistance with library card accounts, payment of fines and fees, and walk up information assistance. 

With the expansion of library services, our newest online card holders can now visit their library to activate permanent library cards for access to the full range of services.
While our buildings remain closed to the public, we appreciate the public’s patience as we continue to safely phase in our library services for the community.

3. Summer Reading Program:

Get your creative juices flowing and Imagine Your Story this summer! The Hawaii State Public Library System is pleased to announce the launch of our 2020 Virtual Summer Reading Program, running from June 15 to August 31, 2020.

Our expanded online Summer Reading Program allows all readers, from keiki to kupuna, the flexibility to explore creativity and imagination using an easy mobile phone app.  Enjoy engaging virtual activities, programs and crafts, and take the challenge to read and log 1,000 minutes. For every 100 minutes of reading logged, library patrons are rewarded with a virtual badge, a downloadable activity, and an automatic entry in the lucky prize drawing. The more you read, the better your chances to win our lucky grand prize drawing: four roundtrip tickets to anywhere Alaska Airlines flies, courtesy of Alaska Airlines!

“Ignite your imagination through fairy tales, fantasy, crafts, artwork, sewing, writing, poetry, music, photography and more! This summer is the perfect time to download ebooks, audiobooks and emagazines.  If you don’t already have a library card, no problem! Everyone can now apply for a library card online and participate in our Summer Reading Program. Read and log your minutes online, and help us reach our statewide reading goal of 10 million minutes,” urged State Librarian Stacey Aldrich.

To register, visit librarieshawaii.org/SummerReading. Hawaii’s Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawaii and our 2020 Summer Reading Sponsors.

4. Free Online Programs:

Introducing New Virtual Programming!

While our community has been doing a great job of staying at home, our public librarians have been hard at work to develop new virtual resources for our community.  We’re pleased to introduce everyone to our new Virtual Library Services!

The Hawaii State Public Library System offers thousands of programs each year at our 51 branches across six islands. 

Join some of your favorite Children’s Librarians as they read their favorite stories or learn something new with HSPLS Creates. Simply go to librarieshawaii.org/virtual-programs/.  

Online Resources 
We are always open at librarieshawaii.org with many amazing online resources available to access from home 24/7. Our online collection includes:

·         eBooks and eAudiobooks

·         Digital subscriptions to newspapers and magazines, New York Times

·         Online classes

·         Online language learning

·         Many online resources for homework, recreation and research

Enjoy our free resources by using your library card!

Thank you and come visit soon!
- Susan


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