Kailua-Kona Library Celebrating 25th Anniversary

February 22, 2017, 9:22 AM HST
* Updated February 21, 8:18 AM
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Slack key guitarist John Keawe. Photo courtesy of UH-SCEP.

Kailua-Kona Public Library invites the public to celebrate its 25th anniversary from Feb. 22 – Mar. 2 at 75-138 Hualalai Rd. Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner John Keawe will commemorate the occasion with a special slack key guitar performance on Feb. 25 at 2 p.m.

The Kailua-Kona library opened in 1972 and is now the second-busiest and second-largest public library on Hawaiʻi Island since moving into a new 10,500 square foot building, according to Branch Manager Denise Stromberg. “We are proud to offer a variety of materials, quality programs, and great services to the diverse population of the Kona community,” she said.

Library staff will be conducting demonstrations to highlight the library’s digital resources at 2 p.m. on the following dates; patrons are may bring their own personal devices to learn and follow along:

  • Feb. 22 – OverDrive Day – eBook, audiobook
  • Feb. 23 – Zinio Day – eMagazine
  • Feb. 24 – Mango Languages Day – Learn a foreign language
  • Feb. 28 – OneClick Digital Day – Audiobook    
  • Mar. 1 – New HSPLS Website Day     
  • Mar. 2 – HSPLS App Day                  

The anniversary event is being sponsored by Friends of the LIbraries, Kona. For more information visit or call (808) 327-4327.


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