Community celebrates opening of Nanakuli Public Library

Posted on Apr 24, 2018 in Featured

Governor and Mrs. Ige joined Nanakuli Library staff at the grand opening last month.

A crowd of well-wishers and book lovers, including Governor Ige and first lady Dawn Amano-Ige, key area legislators and community supporters, turned out April 14 for the grand opening of the long-awaited $15.5 million Nānākuli Public Library last month. “I am confident this library will serve as the heart of our community, providing keiki through kūpuna , with a place to learn and thrive,” said the governor. “When our children were young, our family visited the Aiea-Peal City library regularly, and we know it is a beehive of activity,” said the governor. “While the way we get information is different today, libraries remain a vital part of the community.”

Community leaders from the area were at the celebration.

After the ceremony, everyone entered excitedly to explore the new space with its 35,000 books, 3,000 DVDs and CDs, free wireless internet access for library card holders and 32 computers for public and library use. The library, which is designed to be environmentally friendly, features self-checkout stations, a small business service center, meeting rooms and facilities to record oral histories by older residents and other community members.

Read more in May Capitol Connection newsletter

Families turned out to explore the new $15.5 million facility.