Honokaa Public Library

Address

45-3380 Mamane St, Bldg #3, Honokaa, HI 96727
808-775-8881

About

Welcome to the Honokaa Public Library! Our small 3,040-sq. ft. plantation-style building was built in 1936 and opened on June 5, 1937. One treasure in our collection is a photocopy of the original ships’ logs that brought Portuguese immigrants to Hawaii Island. Our library is the only place in the community that rents DVDs!

Upcoming Events

80th Anniversary

Learn about our library’s history in celebration of our 80th year! Our building was dedicated on June 5, 1937 and built for less than $14,000. It is the oldest public library building still in operation on Hawaii island.

Did you know that Honokaa town’s first library was located in the Sakata Building. After that, it was at the Congregational Church (now the Methodist Church). Find out more at the library!

This display was created by the Heritage Center at the North Hawaii Education & Research Center and may be view during the Library’s public service hours.

The Great Gilly Hopkins

Join us for The Great Gilly Hopkins and watch her scheme her way into a family.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. 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.

Keiki Storytime

Recommended Ages 2-5

Join us for stories, rhymes, and books for the pre-K crowd! Explore puzzles, puppets, and more after the stories.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. 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.

a pile of LEGO blocks

Builders welcome! Choose from our thousands of Legos to build your masterpiece and display it in the library.

Recommended for ages 3+.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. 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.

Marbling

Float ink on water to create colorful and swirly masterpieces. Easy enough for small hands, and fun for parents too. All supplies are generously provided by our Friends of the Library. Drop in (come when you can, leave when you’re ready) between 3:30 and 5:30 pm.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. 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.

Join us for Finding Dory and watch a forgetful fish remember her family.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. 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.

Paper Airplane Challenge

How far can your airplane fly? Easy enough for small hands, and fun for parents too. All supplies are generously provided by our Friends of the Libraries of Hawaii. Drop in (come when you can, leave when you’re ready) between 3:30 and 5:30 pm.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. 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.

Storks

Join us for Storks and watch to see what Junior, the delivery stork, does with a bundle of trouble.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. 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.

Paint a Bookend

Paint one of the library bookends and your art will become part of the library. Easy enough for small hands, and fun for parents too. All supplies are generously provided by our Friends of the Libraries of Hawaii. Drop in (come when you can, leave when you’re ready) between 3:30 and 5:30 pm.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. 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.

Book Club

Join the Friends of the Library Book Club! This month we’ll be reading Red Notice by Bill Browder. This program is brought to you by the Friends of the Hamakua Libraries – Honokaa.

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.

Dinosaur Dig

Can you find and dig out the dinosaurs? Easy enough for small hands, and fun for parents too. All supplies are generously provided by our Friends of the Libraries of Hawaii. Drop in (come when you can, leave when you’re ready) between 3:30 and 5:30 pm.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. 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.

The Secret Life of Pets

Join us for The Secret Life of Pets and see what pets do while their owners are away.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. 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.

Pom Pom Catapult

Build a catapult so you can sling a fluffy pom pom into the air! Easy enough for small hands, and fun for parents too. All supplies are generously provided by our Friends of the Libraries of Hawaii. Drop in (come when you can, leave when you’re ready) between 3:30 and 5:30 pm.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. 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.

LEGO Batman

Join us for LEGO Batman and see Gotham’s hero get a sidekick.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. 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.

Book Club

Join the Friends of the Library Book Club! This month we’ll be reading Behold the Dreamer by Imbolo Mbue. This program is brought to you by the Friends of the Hamakua Libraries – Honokaa.

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 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED – CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 0
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 1
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 6
Magazines 12
Newspapers 4
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No