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              

Make a Donation or
Join F.O.L.K. today   
Now accepting PayPal  

October 18, 2014
9 AM to 1 PM Kailua Kona Library Lanai

                    Special Date Because of
                   Ironman Library Closure
                    on October the 11th

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 October
21, 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.
November's Selection The Round House
by Louise Erdrich
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

                 October 28, 2014
               @ Kailua Kona Library
                   4:30PM -6:30PM

This month we will focus on how important it
is to protect our oceans and coastlines from
marine debris and reducing our reliance on
non-biodegradable products. Our presenter
is Megan Lamson, marine biologist, with the
Hawaii Wildlife Fund.
We are proud to partner with :

                GREG SHIRLEY
      Kailua Kona Public Library
   Saturday, October 25th 2014 @3:00PM

Join us on October 25th when Greg Shirley will
make his guitar "sing". Eric Clapton, Keith
Richards, BB King and Les Paul have nothing on
him. This program sponsored by Friends of the
Libraries, Kona is offered free to the public.
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.