The Kapaa Public Library (Kauai) will conduct a dedication ceremony to rename the Children’s Room the “Priscilla T. Leong Children’s Reading Room” in honor of the late Priscilla T. Leong, on Friday, May 17 at 11 a.m.
Leong, who was a strong advocate in the opening of Kapaa Public Library in March 1955 and worked as a special part-time children’s assistant, passed away in 2012. Leong, a Kauai native and regular Library patron and avid reader, served for many years as the librarian at Kapaa Elementary School. She helped to establish the Friends of the Kapaa Public Library, where she served as President until 2011, and as Chairperson of the former Kauai District Library Advisory Commission.
The family of the late Priscilla T. Leong recently donated $25,000 to the Library in honor of Leong’s dedication and commitment to libraries and children. The donation will be used for the funding of library materials, programs, and furniture.