$25K Granted to Library

Foundation & Friends volunteers, donors and members gather to grant out $25,000 to the Library

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On March 28th, our volunteers, donors and members gathered to decide how to spend $25,000 raised in support of the library.

They voted to support the following:

  • Summer reading! Teens ($5,500), children ($9,200), and adults ($1,500)
  • Early literacy education for the young parents at Wilson High School ($1,,700)
  • Instructional resources for adult literacy students ($2100)
  • Brainfuse online tutoring for youth ($5,000)
  • Bookmark contest for kids ($500)

In addition, individuals at the event volunteered to donate additional funds, making it possible to sponsor a Summer Reading concert, a movie for families, a celebration of women’s suffrage, job skills training, Spanish Book Club books, math books, and an open house for teachers.

Many thanks to all those who donate and volunteer to make such things possible.

Guests at this 4th annual Chocolate Party enjoyed a wonderful, homemade desserts, and were entertained by NA HOAALOHA HO’OKANI PILA, a Hawaiian entertainment group.

We can’t wait until next year’s event!

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