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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November 8, 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
Book Club
Kailua Kona Library Lanai  
Tuesday November 18, 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.
December's Selection: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of
Harold Fry
by Rachel Joyce
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

                 November 25, 2014
              @ Kailua Kona Library
                   4:30PM -6:30PM

This month we will focus on food science
with a program on healthy eating. Barney
Barnes and Darryl Tacderan, students from
West Hawaii Community College, will talk
about the importance of eating vegetables
and fruit. They will provide handouts with
pictures and simple recipes for creating
healthy fun foods that parents and their
children can create together. The two
presenters will be bringing vegetables and
fruits so that children and parents can make
an easy healthy snack during the session.
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.