A groundbreaking and blessing was held Saturday for the new Nanakuli Public Library.
This will be the Hawaii State Public Library System’s 51st library and will be located at 89-070 Farrington Highway next to Nanaikapono Elementary School.
The $14.8 million dollar library was designed by architect Glenn Miura of CDS International and will be built by Watts Constructors, LLC. The 18,000-square-foot environmentally-friendly facility will include green design elements and technologies such as photovoltaics and energy efficient lighting fixtures that are expected to achieve LEED Silver Certification or higher.
The library will house up to 35,000 books and 3,000 DVDs and CDs, will have free wireless internet access for library card holders and feature meeting rooms, a business center and outdoor area.
Today’s ceremony featured music by the Nanakuli Hoaloha Singers and brief remarks by Governor David Ige and architect Glenn Miura of CDS international.
A $3,000 check was presented to the new library by State Dept. of Agriculture Deputy Director Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser on behalf of Norman Oshiro and the Mikilua Farm Center.