Summer Reading Program June 2nd -July 14th!
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“SRP” challenges patrons to track how many minutes they are reading! Participates receive prizes, plus entry into drawings to support our local businesses!  Join us Saturday to sign up and kick off SRP!

Volunteers Needed:

The Library needs your help to make this program a success!  We are looking for volunteers to assist with patron sign up and prize distribution. Sign up for 1 or 2 hour shifts on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and/or Saturday 8-5 and Wednesdays 12-7

Stop by the library, or email msthomas1@ymail.com

Who would enjoy this volunteer opportunity?  Anyone who loves talking about books and getting patrons involved in library programs!

 

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Join Us: Olelo Hawai`i? – Do you Speak Hawaiian?
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Many people know that Aloha is a Hawaiian greeting, but fewer people know much about the Hawaiian Language beyond that greeting.

Tonightʻs presenter, Ms. Puamelia Pramuka,  has been studing the Hawaiian Language for over five years, and  is very knowledgeable about Hawaiiʻs History & Culture. 

In tonightʻs speaker program  you will learn about the history of the Hawaiian Language, learn about itʻs alphabet, and how to pronounce the letters of the alphabet.  You will also learn some common phrases, the Hawaiian names of the Kauaiʻs beaches and mountains.  And, perhaps you will also be able to learn a  short chant.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
5:00-6:30 PM
Princeville Public Library, 4343 Emmalani Drive

 

 

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QUARTERLY USED BOOK SALE SET FOR JUNE 2
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Friends of the North Shore Library at Princeville Announces it's next Used Book Sale:

Saturday June 2, 2018:  10:00* am – 4:00 pm. 

Princeville Public Library, 4343 Emmalani Drive, Princeville, HI 96722

*Sale starts at 9am for Friends of the North Shore Library members. Applications are available at the Library or join at the Sale.

Over 10,000 books, DVDs & CDs!  All children may select one free book. After 2:00 pm, EVERYTHING IS HALF PRICE! For more information, contact the Library at 826-4310 or visit the Friends on Facebook or on the web at www.PrincevilleLibrary.com.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the North Shore Library at Princeville and by the Princeville Public Library.  Donations of books in good condition are always appreciated and may be brought to the Library desk whenever the Library is open.

Calling all Schools and non-profit facilities - Books Available FREE!  Right after each quarterly sale, we remove over a thousand books, DVDs and CDs from our shelves to make room for new arrivals.  These items are available free to Kauai's public and public charter schools (or school volunteers), public libraries and non-profit organizations such as care facilities, thrift stores, correctional facilities, food banks, etc.

 

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Support in Response to the Recent Storm Damage
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The North Shore of Kauai needs your donations! The North Shore Library at Princeville is offering a variety of support in response to the recent flood damage on Kauai, and also asking for the public's support as the recovery effort continues. 

 

  1. There will be a donation bin at the Princeville Public Library for school supplies and books. These supplies will be sent to Aloha School. They need everything except for crayons... preschool-level small hardcover books and the big story books are the keiki’s favorites, but anything preschool appropriate is appreciated. Since the entire school was flooded, office supplies may also be useful.  They also have a list of other needed items here
  2. Hanalei Elementary is accepting monetary donations. 
  3. The library is waiving fines for storm-damaged books and overdue items.
  4. The library is replacing any library cards lost in the flood for free.
  5. The library is offering free, 24/7 open-access WiFi. The WiFi is called HSPLS_Storm.
  6.  The library is also accepting donations of keiki books, games, puzzles and craft supplies to send up to the kids still in Wainiha and Haena.

Thank you for your support.

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QUARTERLY USED BOOK SALE
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Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Princeville Public Library, 4343 Emmalani Drive, Princeville, HI 96722

*Sale starts at 9am for Friends of the North Shore Library members. Applications are available at the Library or join at the Sale.

Over 10,000 books, DVDs & CDs!  All children may select one free book. After 2:00 pm, EVERYTHING IS HALF PRICE! For more information, contact the Library at 826-4310.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the North Shore Library at Princeville and by the Princeville Public Library.  Donations of books in good condition are always appreciated and may be brought to the Library desk whenever the Library is open.

Calling all Schools and non-profit facilities – Books Available FREE!  Right after each quarterly sale, we remove over a thousand books, DVDs and CDs from our shelves to make room for new arrivals.  These items are available free to Kauai’s public and public charter schools (or school volunteers), public libraries and non-profit organizations such as care facilities, thrift stores, correctional facilities, food banks, etc.

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Memorial Book Donations

Makana Akamai  Project: MAKANA AKAMAI means “Gift of Knowledge.”

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Would you like to honor a friend or the memory of someone?

Donate $25 or more to Friends of the North Shore Library at Princeville, and your gift will be used to purchase a book or books for the Princeville Public Library’s permanent collection. The subject area is your choice.  Suggested donations include children’s books and books on art, music, recreation, business, science, technology, Hawai’i  and the Pacific.

An original bookplate designed by local artist Anne Palmer Schneider will beautifully display your name and the person you wish to honor to all future readers.

For a Makana Akamai Project application form click here.

 

Paul Brewer
Enriching the Community
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The Friends of the North Shore Library at Princeville raise funds to support the Princeville Public Library.

These funds greatly enhance the library’s collections and services. In light of continuous budget cuts to the Hawaii State Public Library System–including the elimination of the library’s materials budget– the Friends have helped the library continue to buy a variety of new print books, audio books, and DVDs**.

Here are other ways that funds raised by the Friends have contributed to the library recently:

  • Support children’s programs: The Friends support the children’s Story Time,  Play Time, and Lego Club program by covering the cost of craft supplies, Lego building plates, and games. They have also contributed toward extra incentives and prizes for the children’s summer reading program.

  • Equipment and furniture: With Friends’ funds, the librarian was able to purchase headphones for the public computers; browsing baskets, and a key cabinet for the Branch Manager’s office. The Friends also purchased and installed a new notice display case and benches for the outside of the library.

  • Magazine subscriptions: Friends’ funds give the librarian flexibility to try new subscriptions in addition to the library’s core subscriptions that reflect the community’s interests.

**Please check the DVD bins in the library to see what movies are currently available for checkout on any given day. If you are curious about whether the library has a particular title then you may go to the Online Catalog and perform a search. DVD categories include:  Action & Adventure; Animation; Children & Family; Classics; Comedy; Cooking; Documentary; Drama; Faith & Spirituality; Foreign; Hawaii; Hobbies; Horror; Music; Musicals; Romance; Sci-Fi & Fantasy; Special Interests; Sports & Fitness; Television; and Thrillers.

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Art on the Walls
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The Art on the Walls program of the Northshore Library at Princeville is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the artistic talent of our local keiki, as well as local artists.

The Friends of the Library organizes with local schools to feature the art work of students coordinated in class under the direction of their teachers and administration. The art work is prominently featured in the library.

The Art on the Walls program encourages the arts while improving the community relationship between the children, their families and friends, and our library. Visit our library to see the young artistic talent on display.

To become involved with the Arts on the Wall program, please contact us.

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Creations from the Builders Club on April 27, 2016

Creations from the Builders Club on April 27, 2016.

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Story Time

Story time on January 12, 2017 was followed by making kangaroo stick puppets.

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Speaker Presentation: The Four Aunties, December 14, 2016

Photos from The Four Aunties, December 14, 2016. 

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Hawaiian Classic Guitar

Photos from the concert by Ian O’Sullivan on November 23, 2016.

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Holiday Keiki Craft

November 23, 2016 – Weaving Thanksgiving placemats.

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Story Time

Story time on November 17, 2016 was followed by making handprint turkey pictures.

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Speaker Presentation: Anaina Hou Community Park

Photos from Our Speaker Presentation: Anaina Hou Community Park, November 9, 2016.

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Keiki Car Craft & Drive In Movie

Keiki gathered to decorate their cars and attend a drive in movie at the library.

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Speaker Presentation: Toxoplasmosis And Ocean Wildlife

Photos from our Speaker Presentation: Toxoplasmosis And Ocean Wildlife, October 12, 2016

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