75-138 Hualalai Road Kailua Kona, HI 96740


A nonprofit association of people of all ages and occupations, who recognize the importance of excellent libraries. We assist the libraries in providing the best possible service to the community.

We provide volunteers and financial assistance to the libraries Cooperate closely but remain independent of the libraries and promote the importance of library services to the community


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

Membership dues and revenues generated by our book sales go directly to support both the Kailua Kona and Kealakekua libraries. These revenues, plus other donations and grants, allow our libraries to offer programs and services to our communities that wouldn’t otherwise be possible with only State allocated budget funding.


• Friendly Bus • Books for Babies • Community Seed Library • Travel Conversation Circle • Summer Reading Support • F.O.L.K. Book Club • F.O.L.K. Scholarship

FOLK is providing funds for bus transportation from the Kona Elementary schools to visit the Kailua-Kona Public Library, targeting second grade classes from twelve local elementary schools. The CSL hosted a range of programs including: Tree Grafting, Making Chocolate, Growing Medicinals, Books for Babies program, provided parents of newborns with free board books to read to their child.


This is the heart of FOLK. We invite those members,not currently actively engaged with FOLK to join our Volunteer Ohana. We offer many opportunities and appreciate any amount of time you are able to give. Please contact us.

Kealakekua Library Assistance, Help for shelving and simple clerical tasks.Coordinate or facilitate a program, book club or family reading program. Assist F.O.L.K. personnel in creating signage (price lists, name tags, announcements, flyers), assist in flyer distribution, update information on library bulletin boards. Lanai Book Sales Assist with book sale preparation, set-up, actual sale, tear-down and clean-up. Stock Lobby Sales Book Shelves, Repair Library Books for return to circulation.