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Get your creative juices flowing and Imagine Your Story this summer! The Hawaii State Public Library System is pleased to announce the launch of our 2020 Virtual Summer Reading Program, running from June 15 to August 31, 2020.

Our expanded online Summer Reading Program allows all readers, from keiki to kupuna, the flexibility to explore creativity and imagination using an easy mobile phone app.  Enjoy engaging virtual activities, programs, and crafts, and take the challenge to read and log 1,000 minutes. For every 100 minutes of reading logged, library patrons are rewarded with a virtual badge, a downloadable activity, and an automatic entry in the lucky prize drawing. The more you read, the better your chances to win our lucky grand prize drawing: four roundtrip tickets to anywhere Alaska Airlines flies, courtesy of Alaska Airlines!

“Ignite your imagination through fairy tales, fantasy, crafts, artwork, sewing, writing, poetry, music, photography, and more! This summer is the perfect time to download ebooks, audiobooks, and emagazines.  If you don’t already have a library card, no problem! Everyone can now apply for a library card online and participate in our Summer Reading Program. Read and log your minutes online, and help us reach our statewide reading goal of 10 million minutes,” urged State Librarian Stacey Aldrich.

To register, visit’s Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawaii and our 2020 Summer Reading Sponsors.