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

Books

What’s new in the travel section?  New and favorite travel books,  useful internet sites, where we’ve been and where we’re going, travel tips, and travel questions answered, are all part of our discussions in this monthly club for globe-trotters and armchair travelers.  Enjoy friendly conversation and sharing good ideas at the next meeting.

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.

Mrs. Claus

Mrs. Claus, along with Jingles the Elf, will visit the Kailua-Kona Public Library to share some holiday cheer with stories of Santa Claus and Christmas.

This program is suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver.

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

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

Christmas Wreath

Join us at the library for an evening of holiday crafting and snacks while supplies last!

This program is suitable for ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries, Kona and the Starbucks Coffee Company Kuakini Store.

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

preschool storytime

Children (2 to 5 years old) and their adult caregivers are invited to join Ms. Jen the Children’s Librarian for stories and learning activities that promote early literacy skills.

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

Ian O’Sullivan is a classically-trained guitarist who will perform his various instrumental tunes and discuss his music style. Ian is well-versed in Hawaiian slack-key guitar and the ukulele, in addition to the Western classical repertoire. He is the first guitarist from Hawaii to be accepted to Yale University’s School of Music and has performed at various local and prestigious national music venues. Program is suitable for all ages. 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, & 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.

Nene Award Seal

The Nēnē Readers is a reading club at the Kailua-Kona Public Library for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders that focuses solely on reading, enjoying, analyzing, and discussing  Nēnē Award-nominated books.

  • Read & enjoy quality books nominated by your peers!
  • Analyze & review 5 nominees to earn a special incentive!
  • Discuss your thoughts with other club members!
  • Create a project in honor of your favorite nominee!
  • Vote for your favorite nominee at the Voting Party!
  • Nominate more quality books for next year’s list!

Interested? Attend our January meeting to get involved. Meetings are held on a monthly basis.

There will be time at the January meeting for club members to work on art projects based on their favorite Nēnē nominees.

Registration for the Nēnē Readers reading club will be open until February 2018. Simply fill out a registration card with Ms. Jen the Children’s Librarian.

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

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

Cartoon image of Mr. Kneel and friends

Mr. Kneel is an entertainer and educator who brings his fun, yet powerful message of self-respect to students and families with amazing talent and passion. A former inner-city teacher, his program focuses on building the self-respect of students to empower them to build confidence to make music with no instruments or financial investment! Learning how to beatbox and create sounds can help children to realize that with hard work, they can accomplish anything. Join us for the second of a series of beatbox workshops for ages 5 and up!

Mr. Kneel’s CDs, posters, and stickers will be available for sale (cash only, please). A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Friends of the Libraries, Kona.

This program is suitable for ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver.

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

Books

What’s new in the travel section?  New and favorite travel books,  useful internet sites, where we’ve been and where we’re going, travel tips, and travel questions answered, are all part of our discussions in this monthly club for globe-trotters and armchair travelers.  Enjoy friendly conversation and sharing good ideas at the next meeting.

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.

Books

What’s new in the travel section?  New and favorite travel books,  useful internet sites, where we’ve been and where we’re going, travel tips, and travel questions answered, are all part of our discussions in this monthly club for globe-trotters and armchair travelers.  Enjoy friendly conversation and sharing good ideas at the next meeting.

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.

Cartoon image of Mr. Kneel and friends

Mr. Kneel is an entertainer and educator who brings his fun, yet powerful message of self-respect to students and families with amazing talent and passion. A former inner-city teacher, his program focuses on building the self-respect of students to empower them to build confidence to make music with no instruments or financial investment! Learning how to beatbox and create sounds can help children to realize that with hard work, they can accomplish anything. Join us for the last of a series of beatbox workshops for ages 5 and up!

Mr. Kneel’s CDs, posters, and stickers will be available for sale (cash only, please). A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Friends of the Libraries, Kona.

This program is suitable for ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver.

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

Books

What’s new in the travel section?  New and favorite travel books,  useful internet sites, where we’ve been and where we’re going, travel tips, and travel questions answered, are all part of our discussions in this monthly club for globe-trotters and armchair travelers.  Enjoy friendly conversation and sharing good ideas at the next meeting.

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.

Books

What’s new in the travel section?  New and favorite travel books,  useful internet sites, where we’ve been and where we’re going, travel tips, and travel questions answered, are all part of our discussions in this monthly club for globe-trotters and armchair travelers.  Enjoy friendly conversation and sharing good ideas at the next meeting.

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.

Books

What’s new in the travel section?  New and favorite travel books,  useful internet sites, where we’ve been and where we’re going, travel tips, and travel questions answered, are all part of our discussions in this monthly club for globe-trotters and armchair travelers.  Enjoy friendly conversation and sharing good ideas at the next meeting.

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