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Updated News about funding FLWR Library in Waokoloa!

Many thanks to all of you who wrote letters supporting the measure to fund the Waikoloa branch library.


The letters were effective, and the measure has moved to the Senate for consideration.


Here is an update I received from Represenative Tarnas:

Aloha Michael,


Thank you very much for organizing advocates to send letters in support of my Capital Improvement Project funding request for the Waikoloa Library to Rep. Scott Nishimoto, who is responsible for developing the House Draft of the State Capital Improvement Project budget. All of these community letters that he received in support of the project made a big impression on him. Since it is my top priority project, and it is the top priority for the State Librarian, I am happy to report that we were able to secure an additional $8 million for the Waikoloa Library project, for a total of $21 million.


In speaking with the State Librarian, she assures me that this funding will be sufficient to construct the project as designed and presented to the community.  

Mahalo for your steadfast support for the Waikoloa Library!


Aloha, David


Representative David A. Tarnas

District 8 – North and South Kohala

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Are you curious about what is happening with the new
Waikoloa Public Library?

The Hawaii State Library System will be sharing an update of progress and an opportunity for the community to peek at the proposed design and provide feedback.
Tuesday, February 27th at Johnny's Banquet Room @ 5 PM
Hawaii State Librarian, Stacey Aldrich, House Representative of District 8, David Tarnas & Hawaii County Council Member, Cindy Evans, will attend the meeting and able to answer questions.
Senator Tim Richard may be off Island that day, but will try to attend if he can.


Mark you calendars for the upcoming Friends of the Library - Waikoloa Region (FL - WR) Annual Meeting on MARCH 2nd, as we're throwing a party! Come from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in Johnny's Restaurant Banquet room, for a delightful light lunch and a special program.
Our esteemed guest presenter will be Native Hawaiian Practitioner, Michaela Lehuanani Larson. Michaela will enchant us with an opening ceremony featuring conch blowing and traditional chants. She will delve into the captivating history of Hawaii. sharing the legends of its first inhabitants and the mythical arrival of Pele.
We're especially excited for Michaela's presentation as she is renowned for her expertise in Hawaiian storytelling known as Mo'olelo, which intimately weaves together tales of the gods and the people of Hawaii. Having performed for various dignitaries and celebrities over the years, Michaela's deep understanding and passion for Hawaiian tradition and culture shine through in her captivating performances.
Michaela's journey in Ho'oponopono, the ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness, began in her youth and has continued through her adult life. She has received training in both the traditional and modern methods of Ho'oponopono, emphasizing the importance of balance, forgiveness, and responsibility, always infused with the spirit of Aloha.
Following Michaela's program, we will conduct a brief business meeting to approve the slate of officers and discuss a couple of bylaws amendments. This will also be a wonderful opportunity to connect with fellow library supporters and enthusiasts.
Remember, the lunch and program are complimentary for all Friends of the Library- Waikoloa Region members, so don't forget to renew your membership.
If you're not yet a member, we welcome you to join us and become a part of our vibrant community.


Join and become a Friends of the Library -Waikoloa Region


MAHALO for supporting FL - WR with the Give ALOHA program through Foodland Grocery Store

Big Island Heluhelu Quiz Bowl Competition

will be April 11, 2024 at the Kahilu Town Hall in Waimea    

P. O. Box 383283

Waikoloa, HI 96738

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