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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, February 11, 2010

Ching biography in libraries soon

Advertiser Staff

Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

Attending last week's donation presentation were, from left, Byrde Cestare, president of the Friends of the Library of Hawai'i; Raymond Tam, trustee and vice chairman of the Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation; R. Stevens Gilley, president of the Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation; Carol Mon Lee, member of the state Board of Education; and Richard Burns, state librarian.

Photo courtesy of Paul H. Mark, Friends of the Lib

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Each of Hawai'i's 51 public libraries will receive two copies of the biography of Clarence Ching, entitled "A Prophecy Fulfilled: The Story of Clarence T.C. Ching."

The donation was made by the foundation that bears the name of the late developer and philanthropist, through the Friends of the Library of Hawai'i's Makana Akamai ("gift of knowledge") book donation program.

The books will reach libraries soon.

Copies of the Ching biography are not in mainstream bookstores, but can also be found at these locations:

• The Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation has donated 15,000 books to Hawai'i public and private high schools to be used as a fundraiser; schools keep 100 percent of profit for school programs. Check with your high school.

• Saint Louis School Bookstore, 3142 Wai'alae Ave.; 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays when school is in session.

• Chaminade University Bookstore, Tredtin Hall, 3142 Wai'alae Ave., 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday and Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; closed weekends and holidays.

• Bulk orders: Ray Wong, 292-9485.