Links to literacy benefits Hawaii’s libraries on Oct. 7

Posted on: October 4, 2016 | Category: News

Fore!  The Friends of the Library of Hawaii’s 2016 Links to Literacy Golf Tournament is set to tee-up on Friday, October 7 at Kapolei Golf Club!

Links to Literacy, now in its 23rd year, has raised more than $2.5 million to help the Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS).  Proceeds from the benefit golf tournament provide much needed program and special funding for Hawaii’s 50 public libraries.  In the past fiscal year, people of all ages enjoyed these popular statewide family-friendly events such as the Summer Reading Program, National Library Week and Honolulu Theatre for Youth performances, and year-round cultural, craft, musical and storytelling programs.

“Our annual golf tournament offers fun for duffers as well as the serious aficionado,” said Nainoa Mau, Friends of the Library of Hawaii (FLH) Executive Director.  “Even if you don’t golf, you can win $1,000 in the third annual Helicopter Ball Drop.”

The tournament is sold out and many people have donated $10 per ball to enter the popular Helicopter Golf Ball Drop event for a chance to win fabulous prizes!  Nearly 1,800 golf balls will be dropped from a helicopter over a designated hole at Kapolei Golf Club.

The first five balls that land in the hole will win these prizes:

  • 1st Ball – $1,000 + $500 to the Hawaii public library of your choice
  • 2nd Ball – 50” LED TV
  • 3rd Ball – $250 Gift Certificate
  • 4th and 5th Balls – $100 Gift Certificate

For more information about the Friends of the Library of Hawaii, visit or call 536-4174.

All Hawaii State Public Library System locations are closed today, September 26, out of an abundance of caution due to an unspecified threat. The library has been working with local law enforcement to determine when it is safe to reopen.