incorporated in March, 1988 and
under the umbrella of Friends of
the Library of Hawaii since May,
What We Do

  • A nonprofit association of people of all
ages and occupations, who recognize
the importance of excellent libraries.
  • Assist the libraries in providing the best
possible service to the community
  • Provide volunteers and financial assist-  
ance to the libraries
  • Cooperate closely but remain
independent of  the libraries
  • Promote the importance of library
services to the community
        Contact Us Today
Why does the library need friends?
Although tax supported, public libraries need
many additional items for which funding is not
allocated.  F.O.L.K. provides supplementary
funds for such items as:
  • Circulation materials
  • Children's Programs
  • Staff Education
  • Support for Summer Reading Program
  • Community Adult Programs              

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September 13, 2014
9 AM to 1 PM Kailua Kona Library Lanai

Friends of the Libraries, Kona
a.k.a F.O.L.K.
Receives $1,000 Grant from the
IRONMAN Foundation

Friends of the Libraries, Kona (F.O.L.K.) is pleased to
announce a $1000.00 grant from the IRONMAN
Foundation and World Triathlon Corporation in support
of our Friendly Bus to the Library Program.
F.O.L.K. provides bus transportation for second grade
students in Kona elementary schools to visit the library.  
On the visit the Children’s Librarian will take the students
on a tour, provide a story hour and help them receive
their library cards. Early literacy skills contribute to future
success in school. Libraries help parents learn to be
their child’s first teacher.
This grant is part of the ongoing efforts by the IRONMAN
World Championship to strengthen our community and
perpetuate the aloha spirit.
Book Club
Kailua Kona Library Lanai  
Tuesday September 16, 2014
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  

Facebook and Twitter

This is a just heads-up that our Programs can be found on Facebook
Once you have joined the event, the date will be saved to your 'Events'
link on the left-hand panel of your home page, making it easy to
remember the date. Since there are a lot of posts being put on the
Facebook page (branch closure notices, events, etc.), it's easier to
find events by clicking on the 'Events' box, which is located at the top
of the page below the header on the right hand side.The 'Events' box
is an easier way to navigate all of the branches' events. If you're
following the event (by clicking the 'Join' option), you'll automatically
receive a notification about event updates.

You can also find us on Twitter at:
Once you favorite an event on Twitter, it'll be listed under your favorites
and easier to keep track of.
Help F.O.L.K. Raise $$$!

When you purchase from Amazon

Take advantage of Amazon Smile

There is no cost to you. It only takes signing in to Amazon
Smile which will automatically donate 0.5% of your
purchases to the charity you select. It costs you (and the
charitable organizations) nothing, and it's just like shopping
on Amazon normally, but you get to do a world of good.

Start your shopping at (which means you
have to update your bookmark if you want to do this), and
shopping from the Amazon apps, Kindle, or through affiliate
links won't count.
Select Friends of the Libraries, Kona as your charity and
Amazon takes care of the rest.
Friends of the Libraries, Kona has awarded
$2,000 to Wrayna Fairchild to pursue a
Masters Degree in Library and Information
Science at the University of Hawaii. Wrayna is
a Kailua-Kona resident and teacher at
Kealakehe Elementary School.
October's Selection All Woman And Springtime
by Brandon Jones
Updating the Kealakekua Library

F.O.L.K. has recently funded the purchase of
new furniture for the Kealakekua Library and is
currently working toward replacing and updating
the circulation desk. We are in need of a
contractor to oversee this project. If you would
like to volunteer or have someone you would
recommend, please contact us at

                   September 30, 2014
                 @ Kailua Kona Library
                     4:30PM -6:30PM

  •    Introduction to 2014-2015 Program
  •    Reading of The Empty Pot
  •    Master Gardener Presentation
This month we will learn how our garden
grows. What is a plant? How long does it
take to grow a vegetable? Plant kits with
seeds and data logs will be distributed.

We are proud to partner with :

Join us for a musical
performance by Kenny
C. (Creekmur). He will
perform guitar and
vocals of music from the
40’s through the 80’s as
well as some Hawaiian
Kenny C.
Kailua Kona Library
September 27, 2014
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sponsored by Friends of the Libraries,
Kona this program is free to the Public.