(HawaiiNewsNow) - Librarians usually focus time and energy on getting books back to the library for safekeeping and use by others.
This librarian however is taking special effort to get books out, permanently. Amy Kalili has more.
Myles Furubayashi has turned this library in Kakaʻako into a temporary bookstore.
Ua hoʻolilo ʻo Myles Furubayashi i kçia hale waihona puke ma Kakaʻako i hale kûʻai puke no kçia pule.
"We have the Charter School Book Fair. The purpose is to offer low-cost books for families to purchase," said Myles Furubayashi, librarian from Native Hawaiian Library.
He ala hoʻolako puke kçia no nâ ʻohana.
This is Alu Like's Second Annual Charter School Book Fair.
ʻO ka lua kçia o ko Alu Like Fea kûʻai puke no nâ kula hoʻâmana.
"The net proceeds go to our participating charter schools on our major islands. To Hawaiʻi Island, Maui, Kauaʻi, Niʻihau, Molokaʻi and this island Oʻahu," said Liesl Woo, administrative assistant of ALU LIKE Inc.
Hâʻawi ʻia ka loaʻa i nâ kula hoʻâmana a puni ka paeʻâina.
Promoting literacy among Hawaiian keiki is an important initiative for Alu Like
He papahana koʻikoʻi nô ka hoʻoikaika mâkau heluhelu o nâ keiki Hawaiʻi no ko Alu Like.
"This is one way to help promote literacy into our charter schools and our Hawaiian immersion schools and just helping our kids develop a love for reading that will stay with them for the rest of their lives," said Liesl.
He mea hoʻoikaika mâkau a me ke aloha heluhelu kçia no nâ haumâna kula hoʻâmana a kula kaiapuni.
The books range from keiki storybooks to reference books, from national publishers like Scholastic and local vendors as well.
Loaʻa nâ ʻano puke like ʻole mai nâ puke moʻolelo kamaliʻi a i nâ puke noiʻi i hoʻopuka ʻia e nâ hale paʻi nui e laʻa me Scholastic a me nâ pâʻoihana kûloko kekahi.
"Native Books, Kamehameha Publishing, Bess Press, Bamboo Ridge Press, Beachhouse Publications and a few more," said Myles.
Native Books, Kamehameha Publishing, Bess Press, Bamboo Ridge Press, Beachhouse Publications, a pçlâ aku.
Local publishers have unique offerings that students and ʻohana are looking for.
No kçia mau pâʻoihana hoʻopuka puke kûloko, loaʻa nô kâ lâkou mau puke hoihoi e makemake nui ʻia ana e nâ haumana a ʻohana.
"So we tried to offer ʻôlelo books, bilingual books, as well as other books that center on Hawaiʻi and the Pacific," said Myles.
He mau puke ʻôlelo Hawaiʻi, ʻôlelo pâlua, nâ mea pili iâ Hawaiʻi me ka Pâkîpika.
While the sale is here in Honolulu, outer island families can participate as well.
ʻOiai mâlama ʻia ke kûʻai puke ma ko Alu Like keʻena ma Honolulu nei, hiki nô i nâ ʻohana ma waho ke komo pû i ke kûʻai ʻana.
"If the families order through their schools, the schools can contact us and we will be willing to ship the books that they order without charge," said Myles.
Inâ ʻoka na ʻohana ma o nâ kula, na mâkou nô ke kâki halihali.
Go down to the corner of Pohukaina and Keawe Streets, today from 9:00-4:30 p.m. and tomorrow from 9:00–3:00 p.m.
E naue aku i ke kihi alanui o Pohukaina a me Keawe ma Kakaʻako i kçia lâ mai ka hola 9 o ke kakahiaka a i ka 4:30 o ke auinalâ, a i ka lâ ʻapôpô mai ka hola 9 o ke kakahiaka a i ka hola 3 o ke auinalâ.
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