Kahuku Public and School Library

Address

56-490 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, HI 96731
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

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Coming soon to your library…. Reading Awakens.

Rebel library staff will be taking over the library in force. Readers, Star Wars fans, Halloween attired people will be recruited to join the Kahuku Rebel Alliance.

Fun Star Wars games, prizes, cool crafts, yummy trooper rations will be allotted to willing participants, and a selfie photo booth will guarantee the total annihilation of all things boring.

Sign up in library or online for reminders. RSVP not required. All ages and abilities welcome. We are desperate, not picky.

Join us!

 

This program is recommended for all ages.

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.

 

 

 

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.

Keiki Storytime

Attend story time for preschoolers (ages of 2 1/2 to 5)  every Friday of the month. This 1 hour program includes a variety of books, songs, finger plays, and make-and-take crafts to help develop motor skills and tap into the creativity of keiki. Program is suitable for ages 5 and under. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

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.

Family Financial 101 Education is a free six class workshop organized and sponsored by the Kahuku Complex 21st Century Grant.  Participants will gain valuable knowledge such as budgeting, debt elimination, credit building, and smarter banking strategies.  Both families and individuals are welcome to learn how to live and spend responsibly.

Each session will have some light refreshments, provided by the Friends of the Library Kahuku.

Workshop Dates:

  • November 7 at 6:00 p.m.
  • November 14 at 6:00 p.m.
  • November 21 at 6:00 p.m.
  • December 19 at 6:00 p.m.
  • January 9 (2018) at 6:00 p.m.
  • January 16 at 6:00 p.m.

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

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It’s back! Please join us for MUSIC MONDAYS for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Led by library volunteer Ilene Ingley, these half hour programs may feature a variety of musical instruments, singing, and dancing with props. Music and movement helps young children develop their social, language, and motor skills. We hope to see you there!

This program is suitable for children under 5 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.

Overwhelmed with clutter but don’t know how to begin the process of clearing out? Cynthia Arnold of Senior Move Managers and De-Clutter Hawaii, will share tips and tricks for downsizing and clearing the clutter from your home.  For the past seven years, Cynthia has helped clients to either move or age in place.  Get inspired to de-clutter your home with fresh ideas on how to keep your memories but “let go” of the stuff.  This one-hour program is free and suitable for ages 18 and older.

Program schedule is subject to change. Please contact the library 10 days in advance if special accommodations are required.

Get into the holiday spirt with the annual Holiday Music performance by May Shumway’s Keiki Chorus and Singer’s Company. Tap your feet and be delighted with fun winter music and dance by our local talent.

Program schedule is subject to change. Please contact the library 10 days in advance if special accommodations are required.

Movie Night at Kahuku Library

During the World War II bombings of London, four siblings are sent to a country house where they will be safe. One day Lucy finds a wardrobe that transports her to a magical world called Narnia. After coming back, she soon returns to Narnia with her brothers, Peter and Edmund and her sister, Susan. There they join the magical lion, Aslan, in the fight against the evil White Witch, Jadis. Based on the English Classic Book

Rated PG.

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.

Paint or color a beautiful stained glass art based on the story: Beauty and the Beast. Participants will be recreating the magical rose that represented the Beast’s chance for love and redemption.  For those who do not wish to view the movie, you may start your craft making at 6:00pm.  This program is for all ages: Keiki to Kapuna.

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.

 

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.

Movie Night at Kahuku Library

Belle, a bright, beautiful, and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast in its castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the beast’s hideous exterior, allowing her to recognize the kind heart and soul of the true prince that hides on the inside. After the movie join us for a fun craft.

Rated PG.

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.

Knit One, is an introductory knitting program for ages 16 and older. Participants will learn from Cynthia Frazer, the knitting basics of the knit stitch and will have a chance to create a cute coffee cozy or wrist warmer.  All supplies will be provided and participation is free.

Space is limited to 12, sign-up in library encouraged. 

Program schedule is subject to change. Please contact the library 10 days 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.

WE ARE SORRY THIS PROGRAM HAS CHANGED BACK TO: The last 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.

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