Library, grade 3

21st Century Learner Vision

The haumāna will exit our kula haʻahaʻa as ethically proficient explorers, consumers and creators of knowledge who naturally integrate the Hoʻonui i ka ʻike Learning Process into all content areas. Students will also use various digital tools throughout the learning process as they develop their research skills and enhance their appreciation for literature and reading. Their entire experience will help them build a foundation for 21st century learning and prepare them to be steward leaders in a global society.

Hi`ilei Media Center

Our library is named after Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop’s nickname: Hi`ilei. Did you know Princess Pauahi was often found reading under a tree to several children? You can tell that she was an avid reader too.

Our library is also called a media center because it houses 16,000 various types of media including books, magazines, newspapers, videos, DVDs, CD-ROMS, and study prints. These various media formats support both the curriculum and students’ interests. The media center also has a collection of Hawaiian books, videos, and artifacts. Computers in the media center are available for students to access the online catalog and the internet, and are also used to support students with school assignments.

Information Literacy

Students come to Hi`ilei Media Center to learn about reading and research skills that meet the 21st Century Learner Standards. This involves learning about how the library is organized, using resources for research by taking notes, encouraging students to appreciate reading, and locating information. Students may use the OPAC to find books in our library, click here to begin a search.

Literature Appreciation Focus for Grades K-3

We will do special activities throughout the year based on the following themes.


Favorite Authors


Dot Day; Banned Books




Childrenʻs Book Week




Favorite Books from School Community


ʻōlelo month


Battle of the Nēnē Books (March/April Madness); Battle of Caldecott Books


National Library Week; DEAR DAY; Poetry


Summer Reading

Library Curriculum and Schedule

Students in third grade receive a 60 minute library lesson on Day 2s ( rooms 302 and 303) and Day 3s (room 301 and 302).  The transfer goal for third grade is “using their learning to utilize various sources and technology tools to enhance knowledge.”  The following traits are used to measure the transfer goal. 

• Inquiry Process What steps do I use to answer a question or solve a problem?

• Various Sources What resource(s) can I use to get information?

• Technology Tools What tool(s) can I use to create and/or communicate my information?

• Accuracy of Content How accurate is the information I shared in relation to my inquiry question?

Faculty & Staff Members

Mrs. Ruby Redona – Library Media Specialist, Grades K-3

Ms. Patty Louis – Library Media Specialist, Grades 4-6

Mrs. Erin Samson – Library Assistant


7:15 am – 3:15 pm

Borrowing Policy

Students will borrow 1 book.

Overdue fines will be charged 5¢ per day if book is returned late.

Lost or damaged books will be charged $30.00.

Please take care of our library materials.

Phone number: (808) 842-8381



Aloha, Ruby Redona