Patrons and politicians plead to keep...

Patrons and politicians plead to keep libraries open - Hawaii News

There are 37 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Jul 17, 2009, titled Patrons and politicians plead to keep libraries open - Hawaii News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Library patrons and elected officials asked the state Board of Education to look at an across-the-board reduction in library hours rather than shut down five branches as proposed by the state librarian.

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pro union

Honolulu, HI

#22 Jul 17, 2009
Here is something to read

http://www.khl.com/magazines/international-co...

Lingle spent 1.8 billion dollars in Dec. 2008 after she ran around on the mainland for McCain and after our economy went into the toilet
Stinking Low Lifes

Honolulu, HI

#23 Jul 17, 2009
Libraries are polluted with stinking low life bums causing trouble,hogging computers and threatening to call the ACLU if anyone complains.

Take a bottle of Purell when you visit a library and DON'T think about using a toilet there !

Throw them all in the Ala Wai for a good wash ;)
Union Mafia

Honolulu, HI

#24 Jul 17, 2009
pro union wrote:
Here is something to read
http://www.khl.com/magazines/international-co...
Lingle spent 1.8 billion dollars in Dec. 2008 after she ran around on the mainland for McCain and after our economy went into the toilet
That's PEANUTS to the Billions Unions have EXTORTED from Taxpayers over the years.

You are nothing more than a Union MAFIA !
YKEEP

Honolulu, HI

#25 Jul 17, 2009
Why keep the library open at Ewa Beach. Most of them don't read anyways...They only like picture books. They can go to the store to get the picture books. They sound dummy too.
not really

Honolulu, HI

#26 Jul 17, 2009
Union Mafia wrote:
<quoted text>
That's PEANUTS to the Billions Unions have EXTORTED from Taxpayers over the years.
You are nothing more than a Union MAFIA !
Soon to be TRILLIONS thanks to His Highness, Protector of the Holy Cities of Honolulu and Chicago, Lord of the Flies, by the Grace of Gaia, the 44th President, and First King of the United States of America Barry Soetoro.
enufalready

Wailuku, HI

#27 Jul 17, 2009
Hawaii Mom wrote:
How can people expect government to provide the same amount of services when our economy is the way it is? Either pay more taxes to sustain our same level of services, or get used to less services...it's that simple. We all now have to adjust to less government services if we don't want to pay more taxes.
What about cutting military spending to free up funds for social benefit? The US spends more on "defense" than most of the other top spending nations in the world COMBINED. Yet we live in a constant state of anxiety and fear. We build single planes that cost hundreds of millions of dollars and ships that cost tens of billions, but have little or nothing for libraries, roads, housing, other vital needs.
Kahaluu-Kaneohe

Honolulu, HI

#28 Jul 17, 2009
I can live with each library cutting its hours - to live within the overall library budget. However, I would suggest that the curtailment of hours be based on (actual) usage and the libraries being cognizant of those hours when usage is highest.

If the libraries are to cut hours, they need to cut when usage is limited.
udadine

Honolulu, HI

#29 Jul 17, 2009
Libraries are obsolete in this internet generation. Yah, it might be frequented by children, but their parents are only using the library as a babysitter service. Everyone does not want taxes raised, however, no one wants to cut any services or lose jobs. Government should stop beating around the bush and just raise the dam excise tax.......period.
pro union

Honolulu, HI

#30 Jul 17, 2009
perhaps the libraries would be unaffected if Lingle hadn't gone spending.

http://www.khl.com/magazines/international-co...

She could of balanced the budget instead of spending it.
O to the HI to the O

Kihei, HI

#31 Jul 17, 2009
not really wrote:
<quoted text>
Soon to be TRILLIONS thanks to His Highness, Protector of the Holy Cities of Honolulu and Chicago, Lord of the Flies, by the Grace of Gaia, the 44th President, and First King of the United States of America Barry Soetoro.
Eh Michael W. aka Union Dump... What are you babbling about NOW!
Translator

Kailua Kona, HI

#32 Jul 17, 2009
Why close rural libraries? Honolulu got choke resources. If you close Liliha, there's the main library downtown. If you close Aina Haina, there's Hawaii Kai and Kaimuki.

This is actually ANOTHER shibai move brought to you by your ineffective and unfocused Board of Education.

Other recent issues taking up their time:
Fussing with the school calendar which took it back to how it used to be a few years ago.

Closing Wailupe El.(30 years in the making, and only now carried out as play-acted fiscal responsibility)

Drug sniffing dogs (that one only took two years)

Resisting drug tests for teachers at the behest of the HSTA.

Cutting JV Sports, Security, and Special Olympics instead of looking at the REAL waste going on at the DOE.
WCE

Honolulu, HI

#33 Jul 17, 2009
YKEEP wrote:
Why keep the library open at Ewa Beach. Most of them don't read anyways...They only like picture books. They can go to the store to get the picture books. They sound dummy too.
YKEEP: It's people like you who make morons seem smart.
Jim Wiseman

Kapaa, HI

#34 Jul 17, 2009
Between 15 and 20 percent of the population of Hana turned out for a demonstration to protest the closing of the Hana library. Over 300 people. Yet very little comment comes from Hana on the internet as email to the newspapers. This is not an accident. It is because the people that would be most affected by this closure have no access to the internet, other than at the library. So stop this shibai about "replacing" the library in places like Hana with online access. Only people who already have high speed access (and access to many other libraries) in the urban areas could say anything so stupid and ignorant of the reality in rural areas like Hana. The library is their connection to the world.
Bookworm

Richmond Hill, Canada

#35 Jul 18, 2009
From Pacific Business News:

http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/stories/20...

The proper strings are attached so 'Lose money Linda' can't get her claws on it.
Michael W

Lihue, HI

#36 Jul 18, 2009
Bookworm wrote:
From Pacific Business News:
http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/stories/20...
The proper strings are attached so 'Lose money Linda' can't get her claws on it.
More accurately, the proper strings are attached so that the union controlled legislature cannot reappropriate the funds to keep the union rank and file immune from the realities of our current budget situatin.
Dale Parsons

Mililani, HI

#37 Jul 18, 2009
No need wrote:
There are thousands of books available online for free, and thousands of newspapers and magazines available online for free.
Furthermore, they are available 24x7 and you can access them from the comfort of home.
These online copies can be shared by everyone. You don't have to worry about them being signed out by someone else.
The Internet is a wonderful resource, however, not everyone has Internet access in their home. This is especially true in Hana, Maui, where the public library is the only place that many students and local residents have the availability of online access. Eliminate this resource and their access to all of a library's services will require an arduous drive of more than two hours over the narrow and winding Hana Highway. The Hana Library is an essential service to the community.
State of Honolulu

Keauhou, HI

#38 Jul 18, 2009
"The libraries targeted are the Ewa Beach Public and School Library on Oahu, the Hana Public and School Library on Maui and the Holualoa Public Library, Kealakekua Public Library and Pahala Public and School Library on the Big Island."

No city libraries closing? Mostly outer island?

This is typical to neglect outer islands. Even the DOE schools on the outer islands get the scraps from Honolulu.

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