Surf the Net... and Shower heads
by Nina O'Donnell
Surf the Net at the Library
Would you like to find current information on Kiribati or Palau? ... locate a mainland town and your relatives who live there? ... print out the lyrics of a Mariah Carey song, a picture of Arnold Schwarznegger or a recipe from a television show? These are just some of the topics that people have looked, up this week at Waimanalo Public and School library on our Internet terminal. Our Internet service is very popular, particularly with Waimanalo Elementary and Intermediate School students. If you would like to use our Internet terminal you have to have your valid Hawaii Public Library card with you. If you don't have a library card this is one more reason to get one. Your first card is free and replacement cards are $5 for children and $10 for adults.
The Friends of Waimanalo have donated a laminator which is available for public use at the library. The laminating film is 27 inches wide in this machine and the cost is 75cents per foot of laminating film. The laminator takes about 20 minutes to heat up so you might want to call us (259-9925) to set it up ahead of time. Waimanalo library had a 20 year-old laminator which finally "died" last year. Since then we have had many requests for a laminator at the library so Friends of Waimanalo purchased one.
Hawaiian Electric Company will distribute free high-efficiency shower heads at the library. Hawaiian Electric is mailing out certificates for high-efficiency shower heads to each Oahu household (one per account). Residents can pick up their free shower heads by turning in their certificates to Waimanalo public and School library or any other participating public library through December 15, 1996. For every shower head the library gives out, Hawaiian Electric will donate $1 to the Hawaii State Library Foundation to buy books and other materials for the Public Library System. High efficiency shower heads can save residents up to $42 a year in electricity costs and up to $50 a year on their water and sewer bill. So save yourself some money and support your library at the same time by picking up your free high-efficiency shower head at Waimanalo Public and School Library.