The Living Library

The Living Library is a multi-media space dedicated to creating and capturing digital images, video, and audio stories of resilience from our community. The goal of this project is to honor our kūpuna and history by capturing moʻolelo that speaks to the resilience of  ‘ohana, ‘āina, and the greater community while highlighting the traditional and cultural practices and historical events of our ahupuaʻa and beyond.

Our understanding of the past, as well as highlighting knowledge of current generations, allows us to bring forward shared values, lessons, and goals to build a stronger future.  Living Library programming is intended to promote education and inspiration through various techniques such as video and audio capture of oral histories, podcasts, public screenings or exhibits, and private viewing appointments of our digital repository. 

How can I be involved?

      • Share an idea for an interview that highlights an area of focus such as KEY Projectʻs history, youth and kūpuna impact, social awareness/advocacy for our cultural growth, or a community development initiative that benefits our KEY reach.
      • Host your podcast in our media room
      • Share your expertise in the fields such as digital storytelling, media production, community engagement, or technology with our team and/or program participants
      • Record your own ʻohana oral histories in our media room
      • Donate photos, articles, film to be archived for public viewing
      • Or simply contact us to talk story and develop something new!

To learn more about the Living Library or to participate in our evolving program, please contact:

Phone: (808)239-5777


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KEY Project is a U.S. tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization (ID# 99-0118209)