Lt. Governor Chin addressed Hawaii State Federal Credit Union (HSFCU) members and Friends of the Library members in attendance at the Friends of the Library of Hawaii 71st Annual Sale. A strong supporter of the event, HSFCU also presented a check to the Friends of the Library of Hawaii.
Friends of the Library of Hawaii promotes and supports the 50 public libraries that make up the Hawaii State Public Library System. The Friends of the Library of Hawaii was founded in 1879 by Honolulu’s business leaders, merchants, and Hawaiian royalty as the Honolulu Library and Reading Room Association. The illustrious original members included King Kalakaua, Queen Kapiolani, Queen Emma, Princess Bernice Pauahi.
Today, Friends of the Library of Hawaii is a nonprofit organization that continues the work of its founding members to increase the facilities of the public library system by securing materials beyond the command of the ordinary library budget. Other objectives are to focus attention on libraries; to encourage and accept, by bequest or gift, donation of books, manuscripts, money, and other appropriate material that can enrich the Hawaii State Public Library System.