Friends of the Library of Hawaiʻi

What We Do

The Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i is a nonprofit organization whose primary objectives are to maintain free public libraries in the State of Hawai‘i, to promote extension of library services throughout the State of Hawai‘i and to increase the facilities of the public library system of Hawai‘i by securing materials beyond the command of the ordinary library budget. Other objectives are to focus attention on libraries and to encourage and accept, by bequest or gift, donations of books, manuscripts, money, and other appropriate material that can enrich the cultural opportunities available to the people of Hawai‘i.

Ways to Volunteer with Us:

Sorting Donations at our Iwilei Warehouse   –  Monday – Friday 9-3p – Sign Up Here!

Greeting and Restocking at Village Books and Music at Ward Center – Tuesday – Saturday 9:45a – 7:00p Sunday 9:45a-5p. Day is divided into 3 hour shifts.  Sign Up Here!

Our Hawaiʻi Kai, Kailua, Kaimuki and Kaneohe Friends groups could use your help Volunteering at their bookstores, which are located at their respective branches. If interested please send us an email at [email protected]

Annual Volunteer Events:
We also need volunteers to staff our Annual Summer Sale, as well as our Links to Literacy Golf Tournament which takes place in October.  If you are interested in either of these opportunities you can let us know here.


Who We Are

The Friends of the Library of Hawai’i exists to promote and support Hawai‘i’s public libraries.

The Friends of the Library of Hawai`i is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization approved by Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


Cause Areas

Keiki, Kupuna, Education & Training, Community Engagement, Non Profit Support

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