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

Music notes

It’s back!!!

Please join us for MUSIC MONDAYS for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Every first and third Monday of the month, library volunteer Aunty Ilene led fun-filled half hour programs featuring 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Space is limited to 12 children maximum. First come, first served.

Caregivers and children arriving after the maximum occupancy will be redirected to the Keiki Corner.

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.

Ramos Ohana for Web

Please join the Kahuku Public and School Library as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary with a historical talk story about plantation life from the Women’s Perspective. Moderated by Kahuku historians Jr. Primacio and Buddy Ako, our panel includes 9 women with direct connections to the Kahuku Sugar Mill Plantation. Historical handouts, maps, and other memorabilia will be shared, as well.

Panelists include:

  • Pina Balanay-Faustino (pictured)
  • JoJo Caban-Manapon
  • Rena Kashiwamura-Stant
  • Aggie Pereira-Tani
  • Conchita Sacil-Waters
  • Bernice Ramos-(M.) Clark
  • Gloria Padilla Bennet
  • Margaret Primacio
  • Andrea Canada Renaud

Door prizes and refreshments will be provided.

Additionally, we will screen the short documentary Kahuku: Survival of a Plantation Town (1988).

Please come and learn about the history of Kahuku and discover what life was like for females back in the day.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library Kahuku (FOLK) and the Friends of the Library of Hawaii (FLH).

A special Mahalo to independent researcher Christine Kirk-Kuwaye for her assistance with archives and facilitating the exhibit of Kahuku related material included in the Romanzo Adams Social Research Laboratory (RASRL) Collection – papers written by mostly local students who were learning social scientific skills by completing assignments for their sociology classes in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s.

 

 

Photo Credit: Angel Ramos, circa early 1950s

Between the Kahuku Theatre and the Old Pool Hall

L to R: Mrs. Getrudes, Mrs. Lourdes Camit, Mrs. Genesa Balanay, Mrs. Consolacion Ramos, and Mrs. Marcelina ‘Rose’ Ramos. Front Row:  Natividad Camit (Hopewell), Josephine Balanay (Faustino), and Rose Camit (Hall)

 

 

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

Kahuku Library's 50th anniversary logo

Please join the Kahuku Public and School Library as it celebrates 50 years of service to the Ko‘olauloa area (Waimea to Ka‘a‘awa) and beyond.

We will have performances by Kahuku High School Alumni, current KHIS students, and local entertainers to acknowledge our 50th anniversary.

  • 4:00 pm – Music by Vaihi (KHIS Alumni)
  • 5:00 pm – Mingling and Pupu
  • 5:30 pm – Ke Kula Kaiapuni Hawai’i O Kahuku (Hawaiian Immersion students)
  • Kahuku High School JROTC Color Guard, Vocal Motion, Pep Band
  • Kokua Foundation
  • 6:00 pm-St. Roch Filipino Dancers and invited guest speakers
  • 7:00 pm- Music by A Touch of Gold

Light refreshments and prizes will be shared, as well!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library Kahuku (FOLK), Friends of the Library of Hawaii (FLH), Kahuku High and Intermediate School Alumni, and 2019 Project Grad.

All programs subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

Vegan Cooking

Executive Chef of ‘Umeke Market in downtown Honolulu, Mama T will dazzle and educate attendees with healing drinks that will make this busy year end season run smoothly.

Come and learn how to take care of yourself and enjoy nourishing smoothies, fusions, and herbal drinks.

 

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library Kahuku (FOLK).

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

 

Keiki Storytime

Attend story time for preschoolers on select Fridays until the end of the year – November 9th, November 16th, December 7th and December 14th.

Aunty Michelle of Moms & Music will bring her vast experience teaching music to young children.

 

This 45-minute program includes a variety of books, songs, scarf/parachute play 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. Families may stay after story time for educational toy time and socialization.

 

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 7 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

 

Please join May Shumway’s Keiki Chorus as they croon away the night singing favorite holiday songs. You won’t want to miss this special event! Please come early to get a good seat. The house will be packed.

 

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

Come learn about and pet farm animals with this special wintertime livestock exhibit of a llama, miniature cow, sheep, goat, and rabbit. Uncle Jerome and Aunty Dawn of Nozawa Ark will share their furry friends with our community so we can understand more about what life is like for four-legged pals during Hawaii’s winter. Light refreshments, photo booth, and winter activities, as well.

This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library Kahuku.

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

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