For rent: Your local library

  • Hawaii State Library in Honolulu. (Nancy Cook Lauer/West Hawaii Today)
  • Books at the Hilo Public Library. (Nancy Cook Lauer/West Hawaii Today)
  • Interior courtyard of the Hilo Public Library. (Nancy Cook Lauer/West Hawaii Today)
  • Te ‘E‘a o Te Turama presents a free program of Polynesian music and dance Dec. 12 at the Kailua-Kona Public Library. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

HILO — A bill that would rent out library land and facilities as a way to generate revenue is proceeding through the state Legislature as quietly as libraries themselves.