Kahuku Public and School Library

Address

56-490 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, HI 96731, United States
808-293-8935

About

Welcome to the Kahuku Public & School Library! Designed by architect Dennis Toyomura, our library opened on Nov. 25, 1968 on Kahuku High and Intermediate School campus on Oahu’s North Shore. Our library serves students, faculty, residents of Kahuku, Kaaawa, Laie, Hauula, Sunset Beach, and “snowbirds” during winter. There is a real sense of community at our library where some patrons have come “full-circle.” Learn more about the Battle of the Books program here.

Upcoming Events

Build a Better World logo

Check out all the cool equipment available in the Kahuku Cool Lab. Watch demonstrations on how to use a variety of our fun STEM items or our sewing and textile equipment.

Certain demos will have fun make and takes (while supplies last). Others demos will allow for user test drives.

June 5th – Makey Makey at 11am AND Button Makers at 3pm

June 12th is KING KAMEHAMEHA DAY / LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED IN HONOR OF THIS STATE HOLIDAY

June 19th – Sewing Machine and/or Serger at 11am AND Osmo (Tech for Children) at 3pm

June 26th – Embroider at 11am AND Vex IQ Robots at 3pm

July 3rd – Zing Air at 11am and Dash AND Dot/ Sphero at 3pm

July 10th – Silhouette Cameo at 11am AND Raspberry Pi at 3pm

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

Children building with craft sticks.

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math)

Caregivers should accompany children 7 years and younger.

Space and supplies will be limited to approximately 12 patrons.

Week 1—June 7th: Cardboard Creations

Week 2—June 14th: Play-dough Structures

Week 3—June 21st: Beach Sand Sifter

Week 4—June 28th: Bedtime Math Building

Week 5—July 5th: Mini Geodesic Domes

Week 6—July 12th: Newspaper Architecture

Registration  required.

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

 

Pile of colored Lego bricks

Join us every Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm for Lego Club. Every week throughout the school year, fall, spring and summer break, Lego Club is always open for drop-in play.

Come and check out our latest additions to our already extensive collection of bricks and bases!

Duplos are also available for the youngest builders. Caregivers need to stay with all children while in Lego Club.

 

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

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math)

These weekly programs will expose participants to a variety of robots and equipment with the objective of providing

hands-on coding opportunities.

These sessions are best suited for children ages 7+ who can work well independently and collaboratively.

Space and supplies will be limited to approximately 12 patrons.

Registration  required.

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

 

Ice Cream with musical notes

Preschoolers and keiki… come jam along to the awesome music of North Shore’s Jeff Cicatko. He will share his original songs, play his guitar, and read a story.

ICE CREAM CELEBRATION TO FOLLOW!

 

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

 

Participate in our new monthly Art Lab, which will provide crafters access to supplies that will enable them to express their creativity through various formats: adult/all-ages coloring, felting, and limited craft kits. This will not be an instructor led art class but rather open crafting time. However, occasionally the library will provide access to art or craft kits for keiki to kapuna to use during art lab times. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own supplies or art/craft projects to work on during art lab (with the exception of dangerous tools and equipment) the library reserves the right to deny usage due to safety. This is a space to share and collaborate, so the sharing of ideas, skills, and knowledge is encouraged but not required.

PROGRAM HAS CHANGED TO: The first Tuesday of every month.

Children ages 13 and under are required to be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian.

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

BUILD A BETTER WORLD…BUILD A SAFER TOMORROW

Featuring PLAYWELL TEK-NOLOGIES and their 20,000 LEGOS!!!

and SURVIVAL TRAINING!

This is a child-friendly event.

How do you survive a Zombie Apocalypse? With lots of brains…you need to have survival skills and be prepared. Where better to learn some of these skills than at the

Kahuku Library’s Summer Reading Program Finale!

Our program will feature: Playwell Tek-nologies, who will host fun LEGO building activities with literally thousands of LEGO bricks!

Library staff will also provide STEM survival activities and crafts including GLOW IN THE DARK ROBOT ADVENTURES!

Participants will receive an awesome prize after completing their survival training. All ages welcome. This will not be a scary event. Teens and adults are welcome to attend, too.

Dress up as non-scary zombie or survivor.

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

The word spelled out with Scrabble pieces.

The Better Business Bureau Foundation of Hawaiʻi  invites you to join us for a free, one hour presentation to learn about:

  • The Top Scams in Hawaiʻi
  • Tricks that Scammers Use
  • How to Protect Yourself

Learn how not to become a victim of identity theft, which is, according the U.S. Justice Department, a “crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person’s personal data in some way that involves fraud or deception, typically for economic gain.”

This program is recommended for older adults 50 and older, who are the most vulnerable because they are not as tech savvy as younger generations. They are exploited as result, by online and phone scammers here and abroad.

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 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED – CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 8
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 1
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 11
Magazines 17
Newspapers 1
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store Yes
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes