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Nancy Ashley, 79, said she would picket in protest if the state tries to save money by closing the Ewa Beach Public and School Library. Full Story
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Wildman

Honolulu, HI

#62 Jul 13, 2009
The Cleaner wrote:
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Naalehu, Mountain View School, as well as Keaau Middle School all have public libraries that are a bit closer to Pahala. Not a short drive to any of them, but will be less of a drive as far as distance.
I'm surprised the communites don't get together to form a computerized library system in a buiding for their community so those in need don't have to commute such long distances..wildman.
Wildman

Honolulu, HI

#63 Jul 13, 2009
I know what a 60 mile drive is like...done that, both ways back and forth..talk about falling asleep behind the wheel...yikes...Wildman.
The Cleaner

Honolulu, HI

#64 Jul 13, 2009
Wildman wrote:
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I'm surprised the communites don't get together to form a computerized library system in a buiding for their community so those in need don't have to commute such long distances..wildman.
That would be something worth looking into. These communities were primarily plantation communities a while back, so they do not have too many commercial types of buidings. The school's property in Pahala has the most buildings. And another problem is the area between these communities. The reason for the distance is the Volcanoes National Park is kind of in the middle of everything. Maybe a public library on federal property would serve all communities one day?
Translator

Kailua Kona, HI

#65 Jul 14, 2009
Wildman wrote:
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I'm surprised the communites don't get together to form a computerized library system in a buiding for their community so those in need don't have to commute such long distances..wildman.
Another idea would be to consolidate resources between public libraries and high school libraries (and computer labs, too) with public library staff covering extended/evening hours, for example.
Small communities could benefit.
Think creatively, and have the will.
Your Board of Education certainly won't.

Since: Feb 08

Honolulu, HI

#66 Jul 14, 2009
The Cleaner wrote:
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That would be something worth looking into. These communities were primarily plantation communities a while back, so they do not have too many commercial types of buidings. The school's property in Pahala has the most buildings. And another problem is the area between these communities. The reason for the distance is the Volcanoes National Park is kind of in the middle of everything. Maybe a public library on federal property would serve all communities one day?
I forgot about the other libraries en route to Hilo from Pahala. Thanks for the reminder in your earlier post. I think a public library on federal property would be great. If other federal services such as internal revenue, post office, and social security were also available at the same location, wouldn't that provide one stop shopping for these rural areas?

Since: Feb 08

Honolulu, HI

#67 Jul 14, 2009
Translator wrote:
<quoted text>Another idea would be to consolidate resources between public libraries and high school libraries (and computer labs, too) with public library staff covering extended/evening hours, for example.
Small communities could benefit.
Think creatively, and have the will.
Your Board of Education certainly won't.
...and provide meeting rooms for senior citizens and other events.

What's hard about rural areas on the Big Island is that technology is not readily available. Techies are hard to find out there. In many cases, residents must dig their own trenches for cables to be laid for tv reception for example. Cellphone coverage is not island-wide. I think many will need to use telephone modems to connect.
Wildman

Honolulu, HI

#68 Jul 14, 2009
ETA136 wrote:
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...and provide meeting rooms for senior citizens and other events.
What's hard about rural areas on the Big Island is that technology is not readily available. Techies are hard to find out there. In many cases, residents must dig their own trenches for cables to be laid for tv reception for example. Cellphone coverage is not island-wide. I think many will need to use telephone modems to connect.
I agree they had major cutbacks on funds and unable to restore their economy since the earthquake hit them..yet, its harder to get the quality and workmanship out there to supply them efficently.....that is sad....Wildman.
Grinchie

United States

#69 Jul 31, 2009
ETA136 wrote:
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...and provide meeting rooms for senior citizens and other events.
What's hard about rural areas on the Big Island is that technology is not readily available. Techies are hard to find out there. In many cases, residents must dig their own trenches for cables to be laid for tv reception for example. Cellphone coverage is not island-wide. I think many will need to use telephone modems to connect.
All this BS about consolidation and electronic retrieval is a smokescreen. There are reasons why fascist regimes burn books, and thats because they are timeless, don't change the story to suit current political needs, and don't need electricity, or a overly complicated computing device to access.

In fact, all you need to access a books is sunlight or a string of Kukui nuts.

For all the talk of Computerized books always assume you're going to be able to have access to a computer, electricty, or broadband.

Hate to say it, but if your computer dies of Capacitor Plague, you aren't going to be reading much on the screen.

If all books are on electronic media, think ahead to the day 5 years ahead when the media is no longer compatible with Windows 10, or whatever BS the make work Software companies come up with.

For all of you that want to get rid of books, I'll take all of yours, sort through them, and take what I like. I'll take a book anyday.

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