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University of Hawai‘i
Windward Community College Library

"Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. They are engines of change, windows on the world, (as a poet said) lighthouses erected in the sea of time. They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print.” - Barbara Tuchman

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The Windward Community College Library invites you to participate in Honor with Books.  This program provides you with an opportunity to honor a special person in your life by placing a bookplate in his or her honor in a newly purchased book in the subject area of your choosing. Possible subjects include:

• Arts • Careers
• Humanities • Education
• Hawaiian • Natural Sciences
• Social Sciences

Contributions may be made:

• To give thanks
• To mark special occasions such as retirements, graduations, birthdays, anniversaries, and weddings
• To acknowledge special achievements
• As a memorial tribute
• To celebrate education
When you make your tax deductible gift to the Windward Community College Library’s Honor with Books program, a letter of acknowledgment and one copy of the bookplate will be sent to you, and another to the honoree or someone else you designate.
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A $100 gift supports placement of a commemorative bookplate bearing the name of the honoree, the date, and the donor’s name.

A $500 gift supports placement of six commemorative bookplates.

A gift of $10,000 or more endows a book fund for a specific area of study. Books that are acquired with these funds will be plated with custom-designed .bookplates, and the collection will grow in perpetuity. In addition, your name will be listed in the Library’s online catalog as a part of each book’s reference.

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For more information,
please contact:

Tara Severns
Interim Head Librarian
Windward Community College
45-720 Kea‘ahala Road
Kaˉne‘ohe, HI 96744
Phone: (808) 235-7440

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