Holiday Observance

In observance of Independence Day, most public libraries will be closed from Friday through Sunday, July 3 – 5. 


The following 14 public libraries will be open on July 3 and closed from July 4 through 6 due to their public service schedules: 

  • Oahu – Aina Haina Public Library, McCully-Moiliili Public Library,  Waialua Public Library, Wahiawa Public Library, Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library, Waipahu Public Library;


  • Big Island – Hilo Public Library, Kailua-Kona Public Library, Thelma Parker Memorial Public & School Library;


  • Kauai – Hanapepe Public Library, Princeville Public Library;


  • Maui – Kahului Public Library, Kihei Public Library, Lahaina Public Library 


Kealakekua Public Library (Hawaii Island) will be open on July 2 (Thursday) and closed from July 3 – 5 due to its public service schedule. 


For more information, call your local library or view the statewide holiday schedule.











 Be a Reading Hero!

Join the Summer Reading Program


Readers of all ages are invited to participate in the 2015 Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) Summer Reading Programs from May 31 through July 18. Some libraries may extend their programs beyond the July 18 date; contact your local library for dates and other guidelines. The 2015 theme for children is "Every Hero Has a Story" and for teens is "Unmask!" Adults will also be encouraged to read and "Escape the Ordinary."


Participants who visit their local library and read at least one book per week are eligible to receive a free reading incentive, while supplies last. In addition to reading, the programs will feature performances by artists from the University of Hawaii’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program. Performance programs will be highlighted in the June issue of the Holo I Mua newsletter as well as on the HSPLS website.


More information






 Special Message for Our Patrons


It has come to our attention that there is a possible phone call scam, where the person claims to be from the library system and tells people that they have a past due balance on their library account that they need to pay.  The Hawaii State Public Library System does not call our patrons directly regarding fines and fees.


If you receive a suspicious call from someone claiming to represent the library, please don’t respond to their request.


In addition, the Hawaii State Public Library System would like to share the following tips to help you avoid becoming a victim to a scam:


• Never provide personal, confidential, or financial information – including billing information – to unidentified individuals


• Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Request the caller’s name, phone number, and company name, and offer to call back after you have verified the information


• If you have any doubt whether a call or email from someone claiming to represent the Hawaii State Public Library System is legitimate, please contact your local library







Pearl City Library Repairs Completed – Reopened June 8


Pearl City Public Library, one of the largest public libraries on Oahu, reopened on Monday, June 8 following the completion of major Renovation Projects.  Renovation work included: re-roofing, re-flooring, and other improvements for the Library. Pearl City Public Library is located at 1138 Waimano Home Road, next to the Pearl City Police Station.   

















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