K-Drama DVD’s donated to the Pearl City Public Library

Feb 10, 2011 | PC Community


If you enjoy Korean soap opera's, the Pearl City Public Library has a special treat just for you. On Thursday, February 10, over twenty copies of the most popular K-Drama DVD's were presented to Les Yanagi, Acting Branch Manager of Pearl City Public Library by Palama Supermarkets President, Daniel Lim and Jennifer Kim from the Korean Library Foundation.

“Today we are donating Korean Drama English- subtitled DVD’s which is sponsored by Palama Supermarkets,” said Jennifer Kim, Korean Library Foundation. “This year they will donate $5000 dollars exclusively for the Pearl City Library for Korean Drama English- subtitled DVD’s. This is a very successful program which is funded by Korean Library Foundation Founders, Sook Ki Moon and husband Eugene Moon.”

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Palama Supermarkets and the Korean Library Foundation work together in a partnership to provide Hawaii's library system with Korean language materials. Other Oahu Libraries besides the Pearl City Public Library to receive donations are McCully-Moiliili and Salt Lake-Moanalua Libraries.

“It’s very popular for all of our patrons so we’re really pleased but we’re very pleased with the Korean Library Foundation for being so supportive,” said Ann Fujioka , Hawaii State Public Library System – Technical Services Section. “Palama Market is also a great partnership because they’re a small business in our area, or in several of our areas. Their generosity towards the Korean Library Foundation really benefits all of the library system.”

“They are also helping us with the transport of Korean Library materials that come to Hawaii through the foundation. They bring it in for us. That saves tremendously on the shipping charges, customs and all of that nature. We have doubly benefited from their contributions, not only monetarily but with their in kind contribution," added Fujioka.

 “We’re very grateful for Palama Market for this donation of Korean Drama DVD’s,” said Les Yanagi, Acting Branch Manager for the Pearl City Public Library. “They have graciously offered to give us $5000 worth of Korean Drama DVD’s over the course of a year. In this tight economy we haven’t been able to purchase very many Korean Drama’s but with this donation this will really help us meet the demand that our patrons have for Korean Drama’s.”

                                                             Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Les Yanagi, Acting Branch Manager for the Pearl City Public Library standing behind the Korean Drama DVD's donated by Palama Supermarkets on Thursday.

Palama Supermarkets operate three locations on Oahu including its newest location on Kamehameha Highway in Waimalu. The companies success, special bond with the Korean Library Foundation, and strong local roots, help guide their dedication and commitment to help our library communities.

"We’ve been involved with the Korean Library Foundation for a while now,” said Daniel Lim, President of Palama Supermarkets. "One of the big things for us, and for actually the company itself and personally, is that I was born in Hawaii and grew up here and when I was younger,  I used to go to McCully Library all the time. I can appreciate what kind of value this is. Having had that experience in the past, it was an easy decision to help whatever we can with the library especially knowing that a lot of the budget has been decreased. We’re trying our best to provide any assistance we can and this is a wonderful opportunity for us.”                                                     

                                                             Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Daniel Lim, President of Palama Supermarkets (left) pictured receiving  a handshake and gesture of appreciation from Les Yanagi.

                                                             Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Daniel Lim (3rd from left) and Jennifer Kim, Korean Library Foundation (center) pose for a group photo with Hawaii State Public Library staff members (from left to right) Ann Fujioka, Sheryl Ing, Lia Pyun-Sakai, Les Yanagi and Young S. Moon of the Korean Library Foundation.


DVD titles include: "Boys Over Flowers (Vol. 1)," "Boys Over Flowers (Vol. 2)," Brilliant Legacy," Celebrity Sweetheart," City Hall," "Hwang Jini," "I Love You," "Inside the White Tower," "My Destiny," "Oasis."

In addition, "One Fine Day," "Piano," "Tamra Island," "The Grand Chef (Vol. 1)," "The Grand Chef (Vol. 2)," "The King and I (Vol. 1)," "The King and I (Vol. 2)," "The King and I (Vol. 3)," "200 Pounds," "Tree of Heaven," and "You're Beautiful."


The DVD's are available to borrow for a dollar for a seven day period with a valid library card. They can also be borrowed online at: www.librairieshawaii.org

For more information call the Pearl City Public Library at: (808) 453-6566.

                                                             Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

K-Drama DVD's available at the Pearl City Public Library.

                                                             Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

The Pearl City Public Library also includes a selection of popular Korean books available for library patrons to borrow.