About Us


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

Mission Statement

  • The primary objectives of the Friends of the Library of Hawai'i shall be:
  • To assist in maintaining free public libraries in the State of Hawai'i.
  • To increase the facilities of the public library system of Hawai‘i 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 Hawai‘i.
  • To promote the extension of library services throughout the State of Hawai'i.


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.


Image: About us - History, King KalakauaFor seven years, the Hawai‘i State Federal Credit Union has been the presenting sponsor of the FLH Book Sales. Their dedication to literacy in our community has helped FLH to provide even greater support to our 51 Hawai‘i public libraries. 


While we are unable to carry on with our book sale events, Hawai‘i State FCU has continued to sponsor our organization and we look forward to exciting new ways to benefit our community through reading and literacy!