Kailua-Kona Library Celebrates Sixth Leap Year Birthday

February 22, 2016, 12:39 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 5:54 PM
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Kailua-Kona Public Library. File Kailua-Kona Public Library photo.

Kailua-Kona Public Library. File Kailua-Kona Public Library photo.

The sixth leap year birthday of Kailua-Kona Public Library will be celebrated on Feb. 27.

Specials programs will run throughout the day as the Jungle Birthday, celebrating 24 years of service, is celebrated.

Kailua-Kona Public Library is the second largest library on the Big Island. It opened its doors to the public on Feb. 29, 1992.

The library has a rooftop photovoltaic system, a lanai with ocean views, and a drive-through bookdrop.

Attendees have the opportunity to win a $25 movie theater gift card by guessing the number of barcoded items in the library, as of Jan. 31.


The daylong event, sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries, Kona, will run on the following schedule:


9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Kealakehe High School Band performance in courtyard entrance

10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Lauhala bracelet weaving (for ages 12 and older; limited to first 20 people to sign-up)

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Chalk The Walk (for all ages; take a piece of chalk and decorate the Walkway)


2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Author Talk: “Feng Shui For Love & Money” by best-selling author Clear Englebert.  Learn basic feng shui concepts, how to decorate the wealth and relationship corners of your home, and more.  Englebert’s books available for sale from the FOLK after the program with a portion of the sales donated to the FOLK.  Suitable for ages 18 and older.

3 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Seed planting (limited to first 20 people to sign-up; keiki right years and younger must have an adult partner.)

4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Tarzan yell competition: win a $10 Jamba Juice gift card (preschoolers to age 15) or a $10 Starbucks gift card (ages 16 and older).

Anyone who needs a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation should call the library at 327-4327 as soon as possible.

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