In celebration of the tremendous success and growth of the Hawaii State Public Library System’s (HSPLS) Chinese language book collection, the Friends of Liliha Public Library will conduct “The Great Chinese Language Books Giveaway” at Liliha Public Library on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Meeting Room.
In this “first-ever” event, all Chinese language books will be available free of charge. The free gift items include donations and popular books which were replaced with newer editions, as well as books removed from the collection to make room for newer items. In the past, the Friends’ group conducted small booksales twice a year.
The resurgence of the HSPLS Chinese language books collection began 17 years ago in April 1997 when the Library received $4,500 in donations. At that time, the Library’s collection consisted of less than 200 items located on four shelves.