Your generous donations and grants enable F.O.L.K. to support our libraries, literacy, our scholarship recipients and our community.  Through your increased donation levels we can continue our support of the libraries and meet the needs of our Kona communities.

There are several ways you can donate:

  • General Donations: You can simply make a financial donation to F.O.L.K., which we’ll use to support the libraries. Just fill out the form below and choose the amount you would like to donate.
  • In-Memoriam Donations: You can make a financial donation on behalf of a deceased loved one and indicate a book with a bookplate in their honor. Fill out the form below and customize the in-memoriam options as you see fit.
  • Book Donations: You can donate and deliver physical books to F.O.L.K. and we’ll include them in our monthly book sales. All proceeds will be used to support the libraries. Skip down to the bottom of this page for details.
  • Grants: You can really make a difference by giving a grant to help us increase our reach in the community. Contact us at for details.


Make a Donation

Make a Big Impact with Grants

F.O.L.K. welcomes large donations in the form of grants. We thank the following donors for their generous contributions in support of our Kona Public Libraries.

2023 Donors

Arne & Ruth Werchick, MLIS Scholarship Fund

Friends of Maile Melrose

2022 Donors

Anonymous Grant, F.O.L.K. Scholarship Fund

James and Linda Odom, Kid's Reading Program

Arne & Ruth Werchick, MLIS Scholarship Fund

Keith & Joyce Kimball, F.O.L.K. Scholarship Program

Special thanks to Irene Horvath, Don & Roberta Gallagher for their large donations.

In Remembrance…

We remember those who have passed away and the generosity of those who made donations in their names.

Lily Able

Brianna Alvarez

Kate Goodson

Fred Hornbruch III

Chris Johnson

Joyce Kimball

Maile Melrose

Denise Ulrich

Delivering Donated Books

Friends of the Libraries, Kona welcomes gifts of books to sell in our lobby and at monthly book sales. All proceeds from these sales are used to benefit the libraries of West Hawaii in Kealakekua and Kailua-Kona. Receipts are available upon request.

Drop-off days at the Kailua-Kona Library loading dock are on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. However, beginning on October 13, the Kona library will be closed for repairs, so please drop books off at nearby libraries.

Kealakekua Library donations are accepted at the circulation desk during open hours.  

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