Enjoy Summer @ your Library


Summer is here and there’s no better place to be than at your library!


Whether you are barbecuing, planning a trip, enjoying the outdoors, or just spending time with the family, our libraries have something for your summertime needs. You can find cookbooks on barbecuing, clam bakes, ice cream, and more in the 640s. Planning a road trip? Travel books can be found in the 900s and if you need to learn a foreign language, check out our libraries’ Powerspeak and Mango Languages online resources. Exercise, recreational sports and more can be found in the 790s.


Need an inexpensive family-friendly activity? Check out our libraries’ DVD collection – for $1, you can borrow a DVD for seven days – choosing from a wide variety of titles including romance/comedies, action/adventure, Disney and children’s films, westerns, nature, sports, music and more.


In addition, check out our libraries’ eBook, audiobook, and eMagazine collections – there’s a wealth of materials available in fiction and nonfiction. To learn more about this online collection or on how to download to your personal device, click here.





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
















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