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Sign up for HSPLS Summer Reading Programs @ your Library

Readers of all ages are invited to participate in the 2014 Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) Summer Reading Programs which will be conducted from Sunday, June 1 through Saturday, July 12. Registration for the free six-week programs at all 50 public libraries statewide begins on Tuesday, May 27. Some libraries may extend their programs beyond the July 12 date; contact your local library for dates and other guidelines.

"Touch A Truck," a free event to kick-off the 2014 HSPLS Children's Summer Reading Program, will be conducted at Mililani Public Library (95-450 Makaimoimo Street) on Saturday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Children of all ages, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, are invited to register for the Children's Summer Reading Program and will then get to "Touch A Truck" -- big trucks -- and learn all about them. Science-related activities will be offered inside the Library. Participants can enter lucky drawings to win prizes.

Participants of all three HSPLS Summer Reading Programs who visit their local library and read at least one book per week are eligible to receive a free weekly 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 on the HSPLS website.

This year's programs will explore all things related to Science. The Children's Summer Reading Program theme "Fizz, Boom, Read" will allow children -- preschool-age to those entering grade 6 this fall -- to experiment with building lava lamps, launching rockets and creating a solar system mobile. HouseMart Ace Hardware and Ben Franklin Crafts will present "Hardware Science," a special program featuring hands-on experiences using simple equipment and tools available at hardware and craft stores, for ages 8 and older in selected Big Island, Kauai, Maui, and Oahu libraries. The activities and this program will provide keiki with a fun learning experience about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math (STEAM) concepts.

Science exploration continues for teens -- students entering grade 7 to 2014 high school graduates --with "Spark a Reaction," the theme of the Teen Summer Reading Program, and for adults -- patrons age 18 and older -- with "Literary Elements," the Adult Summer Reading Program theme.

Sponsors for the 2014 Summer Reading Programs include the Friends of the Library of Hawaii, Atherton Family Foundation, Hawaii State Federal Credit Union, HEI Charitable Foundation, Meadow Gold Dairies, HMS Host, Hansen Distribution Group, Armstrong Produce, DFS Hawaii, Roberts Hawaii, Toshiba Business Solutions, The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, National Football League Charities, Aloha United Way, Annie Sinclair Knudsen Memorial Fund through the Hawaii Community Foundation, and local Friends Chapters.

Corporate sponsors include McDonald's Restaurants of Hawaii, Hawaii Pizza Hut, Frito-Lay of Hawaii, First Insurance Company of Hawaii, NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Region, HouseMart Ace Hardware and Ben Franklin Crafts. Performance programs are made possible through generous grants and donations, and are sponsored in part by the University of Hawaii's Outreach College, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Branch Manager -- Maile Davis
Reference Librarian -- Jeffery Eldredge
Reference Librarian -- Cora Kelly
Children's Librarian -- Melissa LePage
Young Adult Librarian -- Baron Baroza

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Most Sundays at 10:30 am, call 733-842. Enjoy stories and a simple craft.

Internet Computers -- one hour sessions with valid library card
13 internet computers for the public, one w/ ADA accommodations... printing available, donations requested
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Loan Renewals:
On person with library material or call 733-8422, then press "0" -- have your library material with you when calling. For online renewals, use and "my account" and your library card no.

Book Drops -- for after business hours -- one by the front door or drive-up book drop in the upper parking lot

Friends of the Kaimuki Library -- support group for the library
-- Members and officers needed
-- Ongoing book sale bookshelf - $1.00 per book

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2 Microfilm Reader/Printers
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Ongoing Book Sale
** Friends of Kaimuki Library

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