Library News and Much More!

January 21, 2018
by An Hollowell

Art & Book Displays

Hōʻikeākea: Student Art Showcase – Kapunawai Room
Selected pieces from the HWST 107 Fall semester class!

Sustainability in Hawaiʻi – Main Entrance
Searching for books on sustainability? You might be interested in a few of these!

2018 Forecast (Astrology) – Main Entrance
Find your sign and see what the stars have planned for you in 2018!

Chinese/Lunar New Year 2018 – Main Entrance
Welcoming Chinese/Lunar New Year 2018 on February 16th – the year of the dog!

January 16, 2018
by An Hollowell

What’s new this Spring?

They Asked, We Delivered!

Best Sellers Collection

We added comfy new bean bag chairs in our Best Sellers section. The bean bag chairs were suggested by the students on the Student Library Wish List board displayed during the Fall semester. A couple of students who tested the chairs commented that the bean bag chairs will be their reason to come into the library to study!

Fun Ways to Go Green!

Fun Ways to Go Green bulletin board

The circulation staff created the “Fun Ways to Go Green!” display board in both of the library’s stairwells. Come by and check out the fun green tips suggested by the staff!

In Case You Missed It . . .

Adding Spring 2018 Course Reserves

If you would like to add required and/or supplemental course materials to our Course Reserves shelf, please fill out this form. For more information, please contact Kale Kingsbury (x209 or

AUW Hawaii Cares Group Toiletry Drive

One Shower at a Time donation box

The library will be collecting toiletry items until January 31st. Thank you to those who have already donated! We have a couple more weeks to go to collect items! If you wish to donate, please drop them off at the library’s circulation desk. For a list of suggested items, go here.

Spring 2018 Hours

Our hours this semester are:

Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Please encourage your students to get their Leeward CC I.D. cards validated at the library’s circulation desk!

October 8, 2017
by An Hollowell

Student Art Display (October-December)

Click here to see Student Art Display

Leeward CC Library is pleased to announce we will be displaying student art work at our main library entrance from Professors Shigeru Miyamoto and Erin Yuasa’s classes, which include:

  • 3-D Composition
  • Intro to Hand Building
  • Introduction to Wheel Throwing
  • Intermediate Wheel Throwing

Since there were many submissions, pieces will be rotated out from now until the end of Fall semester so be sure to come and check the display often!



September 24, 2017
by An Hollowell

Banned Books Week (September 24-30)

Photo of Banned Books Week Display

Library Staff:  What would you do if I told you that you could not read your favorite book because it is banned?

Student:  I will fight you!

This week is Banned Books Week!  Each year, libraries across the country celebrate Banned Books Week to promote awareness on our freedom to read which is protected by the 1st Amendment of our U.S. Constitution.

The circulation staff created book displays and a Library Learning Series:  Banned Books session (hosted by Natalie Wahl, Instruction Librarian) was held in the Kapunawai last week.

Books selected for the displays were labeled with quotes of reasons why the books were challenged.  A few passersby who briefly glanced at the displays were compelled to walk to the circulation counter to ask why their favorite books were banned.  The staff explained that the books were not banned and asked, “what if they were?”.  It was amazing to hear their passionate responses!

Come by and check out our displays!  The circulation desk staff will be prepared for any comments and discussions!

For more information about Banned Books Week and viewing lists of frequently challenged titles, go to

September 11, 2017
by An Hollowell
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Student Wish List for the Library

Student Library Wish List

Last week, the circulation staff put out an interactive white board asking patrons to write suggestions to improve the library.  We have received some interesting–but useful–suggestions!  Currently, the top 3 needs are:

  1. More study spaces/tables
  2. More computers
  3. More food options

We appreciate the patrons’ enthusiasm in participating and will consider their suggestions.  The board is still on display waiting to be filled with more comments!

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