BLNR approves land lease for Waikoloa Public Library

  • The Hawaii State Public Library System is moving forward with leasing a site for the long-awaited Waikoloa Public Library in Waikoloa Village. While the community has been working for years to secure a permanent library, the Friends of the Library Waikoloa Region has operated a bookmobile, seen in this photo on Friday, to meet the needs of bibliophiles. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • On Friday, the Board of Land and Natural Resources approved the Hawaii State Public Library System to enter into an agreement to lease for free from Hawaii County some 2 acres within the Kamakoa Nui Workforce Housing Project for the long-awaited Waikoloa Public Library. The library would be situated on the makai (western) edge Kamakoa Nui Park, near the current terminus of Kamakoa Drive, as seen in this Friday photo. (Photo Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • On Friday, the Board of Land and Natural Resources approved the Hawaii State Public Library System to enter into an agreement to lease for free from Hawaii County some 2 acres within the Kamakoa Workforce Housing Project for the long-awaited Waikoloa Public Library. The library would be situated on the makai (western) edge Kamakoa Nui Park, near the current terminus of Kamakoa Drive, as seen in this photo. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • The Hawaii State Public Library System is moving forward with leasing a site for the long-awaited Waikoloa Public Library in Waikoloa Village. While the community has been working for years to secure a permanent library, the Friends of the Library Waikoloa Region has operated a bookmobile, seen in this photo on Friday, to meet the needs of bibliophiles. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • While the community has been working for years to secure a public library in Waikoloa, the Friends of the Library Waikoloa Region has operated a bookmobile, the inside of which is seen in this photo on Friday, to meet the needs of bibliophiles. (

The Hawaii State Public Library System is moving forward with leasing a site for a long-awaited library in Waikoloa Village.