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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Friends of the Library receive challenge grant for library technology upgrades

Advertiser Staff

The Hawaii Community Foundation has announced that it will make a challenge grant available to the Friends of the Library, matching part of a previous grant from the Gates Foundation to finance new computers and upgraded technology in Isle libraries.

The Friends, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting Hawai'i libraries through fundraising and volunteer efforts, had earlier received the promise from the Gates Foundation of $581,907 over the next two years if the group can match that amount in fundraising.
Hawaii Community Foundation has now agreed to match half of what's needed for this year, $151,200, leaving the Friends to raise $151,200.
Information or to make a gift: 536-4174; friendsofthelibraryofhawaii.org