Kailua-Kona Public Library

Address

75-138 Hualalai Rd, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, United States
808-327-4327

About

Welcome to the Kailua-Kona Public Library! Designed by architect George Iwasaki, our library opened on a leap day – Feb. 29, 1992. It is the second largest and second busiest library on Hawaii Island. We have a drive-through bookdrop and won an exemplary architectural design award from the Commission on Persons with Disabilities.

Upcoming Events

Kailua-Kona Public Library will host a Community Seed Library (CSL) program on Saturday, June 24, from 10am-11am with Diana Duff. Come to learn ways to create a garden from seeds, cuttings, air layers or grafts. The free presentation will include handouts and demonstratons. Diana has been teaching in the local gardening and agriculture community for many years. Come to learn something new or improve your skills. Diana’s “Tropical Gardening” column in the Home Section of the West Hawai’i Today newspaper on Sunday, June 18 will cover highlights of the presentation. For more about Diana, read her profile at www.farmworkshawaii.com.

The CSL is sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries, Kona (F.O.L.K.) If you have questions about the CSL or this presentation, please contact Kailua-Kona Public Library at 327-4327. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed. The program schedule is subject to change.

Build a Better World logo

Hear the story of The Three Little Pigs and experience their building challenges! Participants will create models of each little pig’s home, and will test their structural integrity against a force that seeks to knock them down. This program is suitable for children ages 4-7!

Program is limited to the first 20 children and their adult caregivers. RSVP online for this event by selecting the RSVP function. Reservation period will open on June 14 and will close on June 27 while availability lasts. Please call the library (808-327-4327) or visit the library if reservation assistance is needed.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations. Children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver.

This program is proudly sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries, Kona.

Build a Better World logo

Join us for a collaborative challenge that celebrates the power of teamwork. Participants will be grouped into teams of four, and will face-off against other teams in a building challenge that is sure to test their combined creativity and ingenuity. This program is suitable for children ages 8-11!

Program is limited to the first 20 children and their adult caregivers. RSVP online for this event by selecting the RSVP function. Reservation period will open on June 21 and will close on July 4 while availability lasts. Please call the library (808-327-4327) or visit the library if reservation assistance is needed.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations. Children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver.

This program is proudly sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries, Kona.

You are invited to Kailua-Kona Public Library’s Breakout Escape Challenge on Thursday, July 6 from 3:00-4:00pm! Are you good at solving clues and puzzles? Can you work with others to find a way to unlock the breakout box before time runs out? This engaging, adventurous and fun activity is for teens entering grades 6-12. The program is limited to the first 12 teens who RSVP online here between June 21 and July 5, while space is available.

The program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations.

Succulent

Clean and Green is an adult summer reading craft program where we will be making lemon sink scrub, a basic household cleaner, and a heavenly scented sugar scrub. This is a make-and-take class.  No chemicals!

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Yasu Ishida origami

IN CELEBRATION OF THE 2017 SUMMER READING PROGRAM!

Prepare to be amazed, dazzled & bewildered by Story Circus with Yasu Ishida – an exciting storytelling show where stories meet circus. Can you imagine what Balloon Haiku (balloon animals coming to life with Haiku), Storygami (storytelling with Origami), & Storytelling with Magic look like? Stories will come together in visual ways, inviting audience interaction and lots of fun. After the stories, children get to make a simple magic trick that they can take home to perform. This 45-minute program is suitable for children in preschool to grade 5. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i, Hawaii State Federal Credit Union, Meadow Gold Dairies, Hawaiian Electric Companies, HMS Host, Hansen Distribution Group, Roberts Hawaii, Mitsunaga & Associates, Aloha United Way, and the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. This is a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program with additional funding and support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the University of Hawaii.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Two actors performing on stage in Japanese kimonos and construction hard hats

“Derailed”, performed by the University of Hawaii at Manoa Theatre & Dance Department’s Kyōgen Ensemble, blends kyōgen (a traditional Japanese comic form) and spirit with 21st-century socio-political reality in Hawaiʻi. Harkening back to the early satirical roots of kyōgen, in this “tale of the rail,” akamai local construction workers on O‘ahu try to outwit a clueless consultant and his ill-advised ideas about the planned Honolulu rail line, demonstrating the power of Hawaiian beliefs and the importance of protecting the ʻāina.

This free one-hour program is suitable for ages 18 and older.

This is a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program with additional funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Hours

Date Time
Monday CLOSED – CLOSED
Tuesday 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 23
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 2
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 20
Magazines 38
Newspapers 5
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes