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

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It’s that time again! Help us kick-off the Hawai’i State Public Library System’s annual Summer Reading Program with a LEGO Architect Challenge! This program is suitable for children ages 4-11!

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 May 20 and will close on June 2 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.

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This one hour workshop with Tricia Gunberg will cover numerology basics, your life path number and type, and the frequency and duration of exercise that fits you best.  Tricia Gunberg is an intuitive healer and the author of “Say Yes to Who You Are to Create Fitness”.

 

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.

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A cast of talented young performers will perform several numbers from Hamilton, the massively successful, sold-out Broadway musical created by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Join us for an entertaining and educational experience that describes the life of American revolutionary and Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations. Program is suitable for ages 8 and up. Children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver.

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

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Learn about the environmental hazards of plastic bags, and how Isatou Ceesay helped save the Earth from plastic pollution. Do your part to prevent plastic pollution of our Earth: participants will receive a 100% cotton tote bag to decorate and reuse anywhere at anytime. This program is suitable for children ages 4-11!

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 May 31 and will close on June 13 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 during Kailua-Kona Public Library’s Teen Summer Reading Program! Would you like to learn about horses and explore volunteer opportunities to care for or work with them? Therapeutic Horsemanship of Hawai’i – Kona will present an engaging program about:

  • Man’s long history of interaction with horses
  • Horses are our partners in work and play
  • The role horses have played in our art and language
  • Caring for horses
  • Volunteer opportunities

Meet Calypso and Peaches (in photo above) and learn how to lead a horse and do basic grooming; shoes are recommended for this activity. This program is for teens entering grades 6-12 in the fall, but all ages may attend. Children 8 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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

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Susannah Welch, the Outreach and Education Associate for the Marine Wildlife Program, will educate children about the Hawaiian monk seal and ways they can protect it, including the use of barbless circle hooks in recreational fishing. Participants will have the opportunity to create their own barbless hook, and will receive a Keiki Angler Fishing Kit. 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 7 and will close on June 20 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.

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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.

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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.

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