From: Robina Suwol
Date: 03 Mar 2002
Remote Name: 220.127.116.11
Mold has spiraled out of control, forcing school officials to close the facility as a health risk.
Splotches of yellowish-brown, black and white dot the books' well-worn pages, showing up most prominently on the covers and title pages. Mold crawls up the library door frames, entwined with dust and thick as felt. It infests the air-conditioning ducts and creeps from book spine to book spine. Its musty, dank odor fills the air.
Mold plagues libraries throughout the state, but it is particularly bad at Hau'ula Elementary, across from the beach on Kamehameha Highway. Trade winds blow in daily rain showers and the constant force of damp ocean air.