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Library Gets More Native Hawaiian Books

HSPLS News Release

The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) has received a grant from Kamehameha Schools for academic support materials – just in time for their Summer Reading program.

The Kamehameha Schools Public Education Support Division awarded HSPLS a $25,000 grant for academic support materials in nine of our libraries, including Molokai Public Library.  The funds have been used to purchase library materials for students from preschool to age 20, at targeted branches located in communities with large Native Hawaiian populations.

Book topics include Hawaiian language, biographies, non-fiction, fiction, encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, mythology, folktales, and Pacific Island people and cultures.
       
“Mahalo nui loa to Kamehameha School’s Public Education Support Division for providing these generous grant funds to promote reading and life-long learning, especially among our younger patrons,” said State Librarian Richard Burns. 

For more information, please visit www.librarieshawaii.org or call Molokai Public Library at 553-1765.

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