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Come Check Out Our December Display!

Looking for something to read over Winter Break!

We have pulled some of our favorite books for this time of the year and put them on display.  Come by to take a look and check some out to take home. 


    Home of the Governors

    Farrington High School Library

    1564 King Street, Honolulu,  HI 96817 (808) 305-5140

    Librarian's Message

    “Life isn’t about finding yourself.  Life is about creating yourself.” 

    George Bernard Shaw

    Dear Govs,

    More than 35 years ago, I thought of nothing else but being a teacher in my own high school classroom.  It was what I wanted to do and I fearlessly pursued it by moving to the tiny island of Lana’i.  (I did this despite my parents’ objections.)  It didn't take me very long to learn that teaching was a demanding job.  I was lonely for my friends and family and I desperately wanted to move back home to Honolulu.  My parents wouldn’t hear of me quitting and made me honor the teaching contract that I had signed.  Of course, they were right and it was through the mentorship of fellow Lana’i teachers, I soon learned to enjoy living on the island and to love teaching.

    Before coming to FHS, I had spent many years as an elementary school librarian and as a State resource teacher- but- in my heart I always wanted to return to teaching in a high school.  I am forever grateful to Ms. Catherine Payne for giving me the chance to be your librarian.  Farrington challenged me to be a better teacher, to always look for answers and to go forth to serve.  I got to work with many gifted teachers and a staff that graciously helped and supported the library program because they knew students would always be the recipients.  Most importantly, I quickly found out Kalihi’s highly treasured secret- Farrington students- who are outstanding in every way!  This is why, even if I am retiring, everything about Farrington will always get my immediate attention!

    It is exciting what Mr. Carganilla and his team has planned for you in the future.  They are creating opportunities for students to achieve and to realize their academic and career dreams.  All you got to do as students is to BELIEVE in yourself.

    Mahalo and Best Wishes,

     Ms. Julie K. Tomomitsu

    FHS Librarian 2009-2014  

    New Streaming Videos from OverDrive

    Coming very soon!  UP and AVAILABLE!   New titles of streaming videos available to Farrington Students and Faculty:  (Students use your HSA ID or Faculty use DOE Employee ID and Webmail password*)  After logging in select "streaming videos" under the Collections tab (don't be alarmed by all the Sesame Street offerings- OverDrive is a packaged deal for K-12 schools).  Although you can borrow anything listed the videos below are only for FHS.

    The Diary of Anne Frank, Episode 1

    The Diary of Anne Frank, Episode 2

    The Diary of Anne Frank, Episode 3

    The Diary of Anne Frank, Episode 4

    Foreign Letters

    GV15, Gaming our Reality: Writing & Game Design from an Alternate Perspective

    GV21 THE WANDA COLEMAN PROJECT: Genius. (period)

    The Iron Lady

    The Jackie Robinson Story: In Color

    The King's Speech

    The Man with the Violin

    Mars & Avril

    Salt of the Earth

    When I Find The Ocean: Inspired by a True Story

    *Students if you do not know this number come visit us in the library and we will give it to you.  Faculty, this is the same number you use for TSEAS, your pin is your Lotus Webmail password.

    FHS Online Databases

    Search EBSCO

    New Library Garden Gifts

    Mrs. Kara Wagoner and FHS Alumni and former FHS Librarian Mrs. Pamela Honbo in front of newly planted tropical plants.

    Thank you to Mrs. Honbo for coordinating this project with Mr. Duane Fukumoto and his students. The new garden that fronts the library is beautiful!


    Online Tutoring Resources

    This is a library of over 3,300 videos on everything from Algebra basics to AP Physics, Chemistry, and World History.  Tutorials feature hundreds of practice skills to help you learn what you want, when you want...YOU set the pace!


    The University of Hawaii's Online Learning Academy (OLA) offers FREE online math and science tutoring for any student in Farrington High School.  Students can log into OLA's free online tutoring room Monday through Friday, 9 am to 10 pm and Sunday, 5 pm to 10 pm..  You can get help for any of your Math or Science classwork or homework simply by going to the OLA website at http://manoa.hawaii.edu/ola/


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