Ahhh, summer is almost here! We all look forward to summer for time to relax, recharge, explore, spend more time with family and friends, or perhaps carve out more quality time to ourselves to do what we enjoy the most.

Generations Magazine  - Escape the Ordinary This Summer - Image 01Join the Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) this summer to do all of those things by signing up for our 2015 Summer Reading Programs. It’s not only for kids, we have a reading program for everyone including Adults (18 years and older), Teens (middle through high school) as well as Children (pre-Kindergarten through 6th Grade). Simply visit your local public library and register beginning May 31. By popular demand, this summer our reading programs will all run for seven weeks beginning May 3 –July 18.

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Adults and kids alike enjoy a COOL summer in Hawaii State Public Libraries.

Our reading programs will celebrate heroes of all kinds. Participants in the Adult Summer Reading Program will be challenged to “Escape the Ordinary” in stories about heroes, superheroes, and extraordinary people, places and activities. By finishing at least one book a week, readers will be eligible to receive reading incentives and a chance to win a free lucky drawing for an eReader. Our libraries will also offer special programs featuring performance, musical artists and activities that will engage and delight the entire family. For more program information and all library schedules visit www.librarieshawaii.org. Our Summer Reading Program offers adults the opportunity to have fun, explore new interests, and be encouraged to try new literary genres for their own reading and learning enjoyment. If participating as a family, parents and grandparents can provide good reading models for children to follow and all can share in dedicated quality family time to bond and enjoy reading together without the distractions of electronic gadgets.

Generations Magazine  - Escape the Ordinary This Summer - Image 03This summer of library fun is provided free of charge, courtesy of the Friends of the Library of Hawaii and other generous community partners who support and encourage reading and learning at our Hawaii public libraries on O‘ahu and all neighbor islands.

In addition, please visit www.librarieshawaii.org to see our latest electronic resources during our Summer Reading Program, including Wi-Fi (during public service hours), eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines, learn foreign languages, website courses, hundreds of online courses ranging from health to computer basic training, and website access to create frequently used civil (family, consumer and housing law) legal forms. All you need is your valid HSPLS library card! We’ll see you at Summer Reading Program!

Hawaii State Public Library System
808-831-6878 | lds@librarieshawaii.org