November 17, 2020 / aiea / Comments Off on News Release: Hawaii’s Public Libraries Offer Wiki Visits Starting November 15, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 13, 2020
Hawaii’s Public Libraries Offer Wiki Visits
Starting November 15th
HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) is excited to welcome library patrons back into public libraries statewide for Wiki Visits starting November 15th! Wiki Visits will allow a limited number of patrons into the library for quick grab and go trips to select books and materials and for Computer Time appointments.
How do Wiki Visits work?
Wiki visits start at the top of the hour and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis
A limited number of library patrons will have up to 45 minutes to find books and materials, ask for assistance, use copiers or use a computer
Library patrons are limited to one Wiki Visit per day
Newspapers, magazines and reading areas inside the library are not available yet
Everyone entering the public libraries will be required to follow mandated health and safety protocols at all times while inside the library. Visits are limited in compliance with public health guidance to reduce exposure for all and to allow for proper disinfection of all high touch areas.
All public libraries will continue to offer Library Take Out services for library patrons that want to continue making appointments to pick up their books and materials. Public libraries will also continue providing free wifi zones outside all library buildings for everyone who needs free access to the internet.
Due to ongoing renovation and repair work, the Kahului, Liliha, and McCully-Moiliili Public Library locations will not be offering Wiki Visits. The Hawaii State Library will offer Library Take Out only, as our staff continues to assist with unemployment processing in support of our community. The Lanai Public and School Library will offer Library Take Out only, in compliance with current State and County COVID-19 guidance.
The Hawaii State Public Library System continues to monitor the COVID-19 infection rate as we work towards safely restoring access at public libraries statewide. For more library information and access to ebooks, streaming movies, and more, visit our website at librarieshawaii.org.
The ‘Aiea Community Association was happy to be able to participate in a socially-distanced “candy crawl” on October 30, 2020. 1,300+ children and 600+ cars attended. Mahalo to Representative Aaron Johanson, Karen Higa, Laurie Ching, Jane Sugimura, and Claire Tamamoto for staffing the ACA station! And mahalo to everyone who came to get some candy!
The ‘Aiea Community Association is partnering up with a number of other community organizations and officials to help sponsor two Feed Our Ohana Days (F.O.O.D.) with Aloha Harvest. If your family has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, you can sign up to receive FREE groceries on either November 14 or December 5 at Pearlridge Shopping Center.
To allow for social distancing and adequate supplies, please note you must register (for free) beforehand! And please note the application dates – register by Oct. 31 for the Nov. 14th pick-up, and by November 21 for the December 5 pickup. You can register using the links below:
The 'Aiea Community Association is a non-profit community-based organization dedicated to serving the 'Aiea community.
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Over the past several years, Arlene Ching, the former branch manager of ‘Aiea Public Library, tirelessly spent countless hours interviewing long-time current and former ‘Aiea residents. The fruits of this labor can be found in ‘Aiea: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, a compilation of these oral histories. Order your copy now for only $25.00!