The Hawai'i State Public Library System (HSPLS) and the Korean Library Foundation (KLF) held a special check presentation ceremony today at the McCully-Moiliili Public Library. Invited dignitaries included Governor Neil Abercrombie and Consul General Walter K. Paik.
At the ceremony Governor Paik presented the $45,228.40 check on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Korea to State Librarian Richard Burns. This grant will provide the HSLPS with: 2,100 Korean eBooks including adult fiction, non-fiction, essays, and children's books; 450 paperback books, and about 200 DVD's. All books will be added to the HSPLS Korean language collection, and office equipment and furniture for the Korean Library Foundation.
HSPLS' current eBook circulation policy allows a ten-item limit, over a three-week loan period. This policy will now also be implemented on the newest Korean eBook additions.