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Lahaina Library facelift closes in on completion

By Staff | Sep 27, 2012

A Castaway Construction crew works on the new circulation desk at Lahaina Public Library, as reflected in the mirror that gives staff a full view of the library. PHOTO BY NORM BEZANE.

LAHAINA – The Rotary Club of Lahaina completed Day 25 of its facelift of the Lahaina Public Library interior last week, with work underway to build a modern circulation desk – one of the last steps in an effort cosponsored with the Maui Friends of the Library.

Earlier, painters from Scott Brothers Pacific, JD Hawaii Painting and Steamer’s Painting gave the walls, window frames and trims new coats of paint, and RVS Construction prepared and installed a new floor right on

schedule, Project Coordinator Sara Foley reported.

The only anticipated delay will be installation of new bookcases, which was postponed because the original supplier dropped out.

No firm date has been set on returning and re-shelving 35,000 books and the library’s grand opening celebration.

A Rotarian and board member of the Maui Friends of the Library, Foley noted that book lovers can get them while the library is closed by visiting the Friends’ bookstore at The Wharf Cinema Center, where thousands of books are available for $1 to $5.