Friends of the Library of Hawaii


The Friends of the Library of Hawaii exists to promote and support Hawaii’s public libraries. The primary objectives of the Friends of the Library of Hawaii shall be:

• To assist in maintaining free public libraries in the State of Hawaii.

• To increase the facilities of the public library system of Hawaii by securing materials beyond the scope of the ordinary library budget.

• To award continuing education and scholarship grants.

• To focus attention on all public libraries.

• 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 Hawaii.

• To promote the extension of library services throughout the State of Hawaii.


Established in 1879, the Friends of the Library of Hawaii (FLH) exists to support and promote Hawaii's 50 public libraries. FLH provides funding outside the regular state budget to support statewide literacy programs, grants to library branches, continuing education for library staff, scholarships for the next generation of librarians, technology upgrades, grant writing, and selection of the Librarian of the Year and Excellence in Service awardees each year.


Friends of the Library of Hawaii (FLH) is a membership organization. Please support us through membership, donation or bequest, or visit one of our fundraisers.

The Annual Booksale each Summer at McKinley High School.

The Art & Booksale (Nov.) and Music & Booksale (Jan.) at Washington Middle School.

The Links to Literacy golf tournament each October.



Nainoa Mau, Executive Director


Lynnae Lee, President

Maia Rosen, Vice-President

Colin Lee, Treasurer

Keith Oda, Secretary


Marlene Booth, Director

Jane Dickson, Director

Kathy Fay, Director

Tabitha Mitchell, Director

Susan A. Li, Director

Rebecca Nadler, Director

Kalani Sloat, Director

Allene R. Suemori, Director

Greg Valen, Director

Alan Yamamoto, Director


Stacey Aldrich, State Librarian

Friends of the Library of Hawaii

99-1132 Iwaena St., Aiea, Hawai‘i 96701

Phone: (808) 536-4174

Fax: (808) 536-5232