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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Now accepting PayPal  

Friends of the Libraries, Kona
a.k.a F.O.L.K.
Receives $1,000 Grant from the IRONMAN
Book Club
Kailua Kona Library Lanai  
Tuesday November 18, 2014
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  

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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.
January's Selection: Pink Elephants and Chocolate
by Patricia Missler
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
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.
                   Computer User Support at
                 Kailua Kona Branch

One of the most popular services provided by all branches in the
Hawaii State Public Library System is free personal computer (PC)
access for library users. The library PC provides free access to the
Internet and the library system's many online resources, as well as
a variety of software applications, including Microsoft Office. The
Hawaii State Public Library System also offers over 20,000
electronic book and Audiobook titles from the OverDrive/Digital
Library Reserve.  With OverDrive, you can borrow and enjoy free e-
Books, audiobooks, and more from the library's digital collection.
To help patrons use these services, F.O.L.K. is providing a PC
support resource at the Kailua Kona branch.  “Mr. Ed” has two
scheduled time slots at the library each week, Tuesdays and
Fridays from 1PM to 3PM, to assist users with accessing the library’
s computers and digital materials.  This support can include basic
system log-in, use of Windows’ screens, and Internet and online e-
mail access.  We also provide basic user education with Microsoft
Word and Excel programs including document formatting and
printing.  In addition, we can show users how to download
electronic books from the library system to their PCs, tablets or e-
book readers (Kindle, Nook, iPad, etc.).  We’ll even help
troubleshoot a patron’s computer, tablet, or e-book reader if they
bring their device to the library.
We urge you to stop by to see what computer resources the Kailua
Kona library offers and talk with Mr. Ed about your PC or tablet/e-
reader questions.

          December 6, 2014
         9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

     Kailua Kona Library Lanai

This will be the final closeout sale of all music CDs, music
cassette tapes, VCR tapes and LPs. We will continue to accept
donations and sell DVDs, Books on CD, and Hawaiian music
on CD at all future book sales. All music CDs, cassette tapes,
VCR tapes and LPs will be priced at $0.10 (ten cents each) in
an effort to zero out our inventory.  DVDs, Books on CD and
Hawaiian music will remain at the current published pricing.
Special Christmas stocking stuffers will also be available for
purchase. There will be coupons for library DVD rentals as well
as gift cards for future book sale purchases.
As always, volunteers are welcome and book donations are
accepted at the library. If you find yourself willing and able,
please call 322-0077.