The primary objective of the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i is to maintain free public libraries in the State of Hawai`i, to promote extension of library services throughout the State of Hawai‘i and to increase the facilities of the public library system of Hawai‘i by securing materials beyond the command of the ordinary library budget. If you are interested in requesting funds for your library branch you may fill out our online request form. You must also print the form, circulate for approvals, and send it to the FLH office.
Quarterly Grant Request Form
Recognizing the importance of renewing skills and interests in librarianship, the Friends award grants each year for library staff to attend the American Library Association and Public Association Conferences. This allows for a flow of information to come from a national network of librarians into our island state. Funds are also available for librarians wishing to enhance their skills at workshops and seminars both on the mainland and within Hawai‘i.
Continuing Education Grant Request Form
Currently, FLH provides funding for each 5-year anniversary celebration. If your branch would like to request this funding, your branch manager must email the request to FLH. Please follow the link:
FLH provides Discretionary Funds to each branch, section, and bookmobile annually. The purpose of these funds is to assist with small purchases for programs, projects, and additions to collections. In order to release new funding, branch managers must submit an expense report with receipts to FLH for the previous year. The report may be completed electronically or may be hand-written. Please click here to find the Grant Guidelines. Click the link below to download the report form:
Discretionary Funds Expense Report 2015-16
Discretionary Funds Expense Report 2016-17
Completed reports may be submitted to FLH via email:
Other funds are donated annually to each branch by individual donors through FLH. The Schindler Grant is also a form of discretionary funding and a report must be submitted in order to release new funds (contingent upon the donation). Please click here to find the Grant Guidelines. Click the link below to download the report form:
Schindler Grant Expense Report 2016
Schindler Grant Expense Report 2017