Welcome to the Friends of the Library-Waikoloa Region
FL-WR Annual General Meeting Jan. 24
The FL-WR annual general meeting was held on Friday, Jan. 24th in the WVA community room. New officers for this year were elected, see the Officers page for how to contact them.
Cindy Evans was our guest speaker and brought everyone up to date on the progress of a physical library for the Waikoloa region.
Our outgoing president, Bette Green shared the many things that have been accomplished this year to bring a physical library to this area.
The Consultants Were Here!
The first general community meeting with the consultants who will plan out the new library for the Waikoloa region was held on Wednesday, Oct. 9th at the Waikoloa School. They laid out some general information and then invited suggestions from the community on what we want to see in our library.Some of the ideas were:
Sustainable energy sources (solar, wind, etc.)
Separate children's room (with even a separate entrance)
Adult study/quiet room away from the public access computers
Meeting room(s) for the community
Mixture of public access laptop and desktop computers as well as netbooks to check out (and maybe some gaming stations)
Programs such as storytelling, music, talk story, etc.
Zeroscaping using native plants
Shade areas outdoors
Wall space for local artists to display their artwork
Outdoor open space(s), amphitheater
UH Hilo video conferencing center, night classes from UH Hilo
Use land around the library as part of the program(s) for local grown food
Certified kitchen (to cook the food grown)
Grey water/recycled water/catchment system
Open later in the evening for people who work in Kona/Hilo/outer areas
The consultants will vet 3 different sites and determine which site will be best for the library. Some of the things they will be looking at are accessibility, wind (Waikoloa Village gets a 50%/50% mix of southerly and trade winds and the winds can get up to 100 mph), sunshine and zoning.
If you have ideas and would like your voice heard, please send comments, questions, feedback and suggestions to: email@example.com.
As soon as we have a date for the next meeting, it will be posted on this website, on our Facebook page and via Twitter.
Did You Know?
You can now use Paypal or a credit card to join, renew your membership or make a donation? See our Membership Page for more information and the Paypal "button".
Even though we don't have monthly general meetings, we do have monthly board of directors meetings and everyone is invited to attend. They are held on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. either in the WVA conference room or community room, the address is 68-1792 Melia Street, Waikoloa, HI 96738. You can email any of our officers for more information and directions.
"This We Believe" Book News:
We have several new outlets where the book can be purchased, please see the "This We Believe Book" page for a list of places where you can purchase a book.
Email Vivian Green at firstname.lastname@example.org with ideas or for more information.
If you have HI-5 recyclables, you can now donate your refund to FL-WR! Just follow these simple instructions from their website:
1. Simply bring your HI-5 containers in to any of our 10 convenient locations.
2. Inform any of our workers that you will be donating your items.
3. Let them know what organization you wish to donate to (a complete list will be posted at every site).
4. Our crew will process your load.
5. You will receive a receipt for your records and we will mail the payment directly to the Non-Profit Organization of your choice!
Recycling is important for our environment and it's a simple way to give!
Not sure where or when? Here are the locations and hours:
Kealakehe Recycling Center - Open Daily - Seven Days a Week, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Keauhou Recycling Center - Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Hilo Recycling Center - Open Daily - Seven Days a Week, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Kea'au Recycling Center - Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Pāhoa Recycling Center - Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Honoka`a Recycling Center - Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Waimea Recycling Center - Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Hāwī (Ka'auhuhu) Recycling Center - Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Puakō Recycling Center - Sunday only, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wai‘ōhinu Recycling Center - Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Please note: All Recycling Centers closed 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. for lunch. All Recycling Points and Transfer Stations are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.