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
  • Questions? Visit our Wiki Visits video at librarieshawaii.org to learn more

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.

Halloween 2020: Pearlridge Center Candy Crawl

Picture of five adults in Halloween costumes in front of a table decorated for Halloween.

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!

November 2020 meeting

November’s ACA meeting will take place on Monday, November 16 at 7:30 pm via GoToMeeting. If you would like to sign up for meeting notices, you can use this form to subscribe to our mailing list.

Files relating to this meeting can be found below. Please note that this post may be subject to change if additional files are received.

TIME SENSITIVE: Feed Our Ohana Day

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:

Contact feedourohana@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Also, please share this event with your family and friends!

Mahalo to Aloha Harvest and all the other sponsoring organizations!

October 2020 meeting

Updated 10/19: HART newsletter has been revised.

October’s ACA meeting will take place on Monday, October 19 at 7:30 pm via GoToMeeting. If you would like to sign up for meeting notices, you can use this form to subscribe to our mailing list.

Files relating to this meeting can be found below. Please note that this post may be subject to change if additional files are received.

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