The Lahaina Library Facelift Blog has been submitted as an entry in the Hawaii Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America awards program in the category, “BLOG.” The blogger discovered if printed out it would total 200 pages covering more than 60 posts. There have been more than 2800 views. And it was fun for me to look back. Library has tripled number of patrons/visitors stopping by in last three months and has been receiving rave reviews. Our 21 contractors and 69 volunteers can be very proud. Most posts were in 2012.
When the late videographer Kenny Hulquist who had taped hundreds of hours of Lahaina happenings accepted our invitation to film the Lahaina LIbrary Grand opening, no one knew it would be one of his last gigs. Kenny passed away a few weeks after he put this video up on You Tube. There we also find a Honolulu TV report. Go to these sites to see learn about the grand day.
Patrons are continuing to applaud the facelift of the Lahaina Public Library. With “the dust settled,” we as Rotarians and the board of the Maui Friends of the Library have come to realize that this achievement not only had an impact on making Lahaina a better place in 2012. It will contribute to making Lahaina a wonderful community for decades to come, The most frequent comment we get about the modernization is about the wonderful floor. For this we can thank Rotarian Uwe Schulz who passed away in November. Uwe’s best architectural advice was that we had to do it right. And so instead of covering over the floor,
we removed the asbestos laced tile floor down to the bare concrete and repainted it with a distinctive designed created by volunteer Rick Cowan. Thus the work of Uwe, chief on site architect of Whalers Village, restorer of Lahaina historical landmarks, also lives on at the modern new Lahaina Public Library. FACELIFT TIMELINE IS HEADING TOWARD A MILESTONE: 2500 VIEWS OF THE POSTS
Your blogger-photograper took a break from clicking at the library and enlisted Rotarian Sharon Brooks of our club and Take One Media to showcase our work with architectural quality photos. MOre beautiful than ever when seen through the lenses. Mele Kalikimaka to all those who helped build this great success. More photos before year end.