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After Hour Wi-Fi at Pahoa Public & School Library

October 28, 2014, 4:40 PM HST
* Updated October 28, 4:45 PM
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Richard Burns, State Librarian with the Hawai’i State Public Library System announced Tuesday that with lava nearing the Pahoa area, the Pahoa Public & School Library will remain open as long as conditions remain safe.

The library is located on the campus of Pahoa High & Intermediate School. It provides materials, reference services, programs, public computers and free wireless Internet access to the Pahoa community as well as the public, charter, and private schools in the area.

Free after hour Wi-Fi service will be available 24/7 at the Pahoa Public and School Library as far as the signal extends beyond the perimeter of the building.

Mountain View Public and School Library, as well as Kea’au Public and School Library will also offer free Wi-Fi access for area residents.

The network Wi-Fi users are advised to connect with at these libraries is named “HSPLS-Lava”.

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“In an effort to provide access to the resources to our Puna neighbors need, we are extending the hours of our free Wi-Fi service so that they can access the Internet for information, communication, recovery resources and other necessities,” said Burns.

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The library could temporarily close due to poor air quality conditions, but would be expected to reopen once conditions are safe.

The Pahoa Public & School Library is located at 15-3070 Pahoa-Kalapana Road.

Hours of operations are Monday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is closed on Saturday and Sunday.

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For more information, visit the HSPLS website.

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