Aina Haina Public Library

Address

5246 Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96821, United States
808-377-2456

About

Welcome to the Aina Haina Public Library! Designed by architect Edward Aotani, our library opened on Oct. 18, 1962. A senior services librarian was added in 2008 to meet the needs of an aging community. In 2011, our library became the first public library on Oʻahu to install a photovoltaic solar system.

Upcoming Events

preschool storytime

Please join us for a 30-minute fun storytime for preschool children! We’ll read stories, sing songs and have a simple craft to make and take home with you. This storytime is suitable for children 2 to 4-years-old and their adult caregivers.

Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 10 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 free 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 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Giving Back with Ronald McDonald logo

CELEBRATE THE 2017 CHILDREN’S SUMMER READING PROGRAM!

This educational program will inspire children to give back to the community and show the magic in helping others. Ronald McDonald® will use a creative mix of music, magic, skits and games to reinforce the value of giving back and the enjoyment that comes from it. Children will learn to share their talents, time and gifts and are encouraged to share the things they are good at or are interested in. This 40-minute program is suitable for ages 3 to 8. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Sponsored by McDonald’s® Restaurants of Hawai‘i.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Teens, grades 6-12, are invited to relax and enjoy free snacks in the auditorium while viewing a hit movie!  In this superhero epic, the denizens of the Marvel Universe are forced to pick sides when Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) come to blows over ideological differences.  After a mission involving a new Avengers squad led by Captain America ends with civilian casualties in Lagos, the team is asked to sign an agreement that would force them to take orders from a United Nations panel.  Iron Man pressures Captain America to accept this new arrangement, in part because he feels deeply guilty about his own past recklessness.  Captain America, however, fears that the Avengers will only be corrupted by bureaucracy.  Their disagreement eventually escalates into all-out war when Captain America’s old friend Bucky Barnes, now a brainwashed assassin known as the Winter Soldier, reenters the picture.

Captain America: Civil War brings back former Avenger characters such as Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), War Machine (Don Cheedle), Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Vision (Paul Bettany); it also drags in Ant-Man CPaul Rudd), and introduces both the powerful African Prince Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), and a new younger incarnation of Spider-Man (Tom Holland).

MPAA rating:  PG-13

Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Mahalo to the Friends of the Aina Haina Public Library for providing the funding for snacks.

Teens grade 6 – 12 are invited to relax and enjoy free snacks in the auditorium while viewing a hit movie!  Steven Spielberg directed this adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved novel, which centers on the unlikely friendship between a lonely orphan named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) and the titular “big friendly giant” (brought to life via a motion-capture performance from Mark Rylance).  Together, the pair explore Giant Country and collect dreams; later, they try to warn the Queen of England (Penelope Wilton) about the threat posed by the other giants, who, unlike the vegetarian BFG, eat children for sustenance.

MPAA rating:  PG

Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Mahalo to the Friends of the Aina Haina Public Library for providing funding for snacks.

preschool storytime

Please join us for a 30-minute fun storytime for preschool children! We’ll read stories, sing songs and have a simple craft to make and take home with you. This storytime is suitable for children 2 to 4-years-old and their adult caregivers.

Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Hours

Date Time
Monday CLOSED – CLOSED
Tuesday 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 3
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 1
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 12
Magazines 35
Newspapers 6
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No