Enriching the Community


The Friends of the North Shore Library at Princeville raise funds to support the Princeville Public Library.

These funds greatly enhance the library’s collections and services. In light of continuous budget cuts to the Hawaii State Public Library System–including the elimination of the library’s materials budget– the Friends have helped the library continue to buy a variety of new print books, audio books, and DVDs**.

Here are other ways that funds raised by the Friends have contributed to the library recently:

  • Support children’s programs: The Friends support the children’s Story Time,  Play Time, and Lego Club program by covering the cost of craft supplies, Lego building plates, and games. They have also contributed toward extra incentives and prizes for the children’s summer reading program.

  • Equipment and furniture: With Friends’ funds, the librarian was able to purchase headphones for the public computers; browsing baskets, and a key cabinet for the Branch Manager’s office. The Friends also purchased and installed a new notice display case and benches for the outside of the library.

  • Magazine subscriptions: Friends’ funds give the librarian flexibility to try new subscriptions in addition to the library’s core subscriptions that reflect the community’s interests.

**Please check the DVD bins in the library to see what movies are currently available for checkout on any given day. If you are curious about whether the library has a particular title then you may go to the Online Catalog and perform a search. DVD categories include:  Action & Adventure; Animation; Children & Family; Classics; Comedy; Cooking; Documentary; Drama; Faith & Spirituality; Foreign; Hawaii; Hobbies; Horror; Music; Musicals; Romance; Sci-Fi & Fantasy; Special Interests; Sports & Fitness; Television; and Thrillers.

Paul Brewer