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About Friends of the Library - Waikoloa Region

The State has approved $11 Million to begin the process of the new Library! The location of the new Library is going to be on Kamakoa Drive, near the skate park.
design of a new community library.

Seeking Team Leader for Heluhelu Quiz Bowl

Waikoloa is still looking for a Team Leader for a Waikoloa-based team, for the Big Island Heluhelu Quiz Bowl held in April of 2023, on this side of the Island.  The Team Leader needs to recruit 5 students, grades 4th-7th, living in Waikoloa. The team and Team Leader can also include Home-schooled children.  An award-winning Author will be the Quizmaster and autographed book will be given to each team members. If interested, please email:

Friends of the Library  –  Waikoloa Region, Hawaii provides a learning resource center and a gathering place via a transitional bookmobile until a permanent library facility is built in Waikoloa. We operate Programs that support literacy in the Waikoloa Community. Our objectives, once the library is built and operating are:

  • To assist in maintaining the Waikoloa Regional Library

  • To increase the library’s holdings by securing materials beyond the scope of ordinary library budget

  • To encourage and accept donations of new or gently used books, monetary donations and other appropriate material that can enrich the cultural opportunities available to the people of Hawai’i


Executive Board

Julia Alos

Ruth Bernstone, Grant Writer

Norma Edelman -  

is a retired program administrator for child health care services at the Colorado Department of Health.  She has lived In Waikoloa for 18 years and has volunteered for FL-WR for many years including the Newberry and Heluhelu quiz bowls.

Michael Gaston, President

David Giff

Bette Green -

is a retired educator and founding President of FL-WR. She has served on the Board from its inception, through affiliation with Friends of the Library Hawaii, bookmobile acquisition and other milestone events on the pathway to a Waikoloa library.  She believes a library brings opportunities and strengthens a community.

Donna Konie, Treasurer

Lee Morris

Mona Peck, Media Publicist -

 is a professional harpist, teacher and a Certified Music Practitioner and Music-Thanatologist, providing music for patients in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice.

She is the editor of the monthly FL-WR newsletter Chapters, as well as posting FL-WR events to NextDoor.

Cindi Sweeney, Secretary -

is a retired middle school teacher and is an avid reader.  As part of her secretarial duties, she the Webmaster and FL - WR Facebook Adminstrator. She is involved with Heluhelu Quiz Bowl and planning literacy programs for Keiki.  She is also planning quarterly story time for individual classes at Waikoloa School.


You can contact FL-WR at

The Friends of the Library-Waikoloa Region is a IRS Not For Profit tax-exempt organization 501(c) (3).

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