IMPORTANT ALERT! Aloha! The Aina Haina Public Library will be closed until further notice, while we repair damages to the library from the flood. We apologize for the inconvenience. Mahalo for your patience! We send good wishes to all of our neighbors who were affected by the flooding.

 

Kailua-Kona Public Library

Address

75-138 Hualalai Rd, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, United States
808-327-4327

About

Welcome to the Kailua-Kona Public Library! Designed by architect George Iwasaki, our library opened on a leap day – Feb. 29, 1992. It is the second largest and second busiest library on Hawaii Island. We have a drive-through bookdrop and won an exemplary architectural design award from the Commission on Persons with Disabilities.

Upcoming Events

Guitar

Versatile local musicians, Chet Gardiner and Solomon I Choo, will present a survey of music styles of West Hawaii from their vast repertoire.  This free concert is sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries, Kona and the library.

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.

In honor of April being Poetry Month, poetry fans and writers ages 6 and up are invited to learn about the diamante poetry style with Ms. Jen the Children’s Librarian. Join other young poets in building a diamante poem together, building your own, and then sharing your unique creative work with the group.

Light refreshments will be provided.

This program is proudly sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries, Kona.

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.

Books

What’s new in the travel section?  New and favorite travel books,  useful internet sites, where we’ve been and where we’re going, travel tips, and travel questions answered, are all part of our discussions in this monthly club for globe-trotters and armchair travelers.  Enjoy friendly conversation and sharing good ideas at the next meeting.

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.

Paper lightsaber

Calling all Padawans! Are you in need of a lightsaber for your Jedi training? Join us at the Kailua-Kona Public Library to create your own custom lightsaber.

The materials for creating lightsabers are limited; Padawans will be given tools on a first-come, first-served basis. This program is suitable for Padawans ages 6 and older. Padawans must be accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver.

This program is proudly sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries, Kona.

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.

Free Comic Book Day logo

Come into Kailua-Kona Public Library on Saturday, May 5 from 9am-4:30pm to pick up a free comic book! Would you like to enter a drawing for a chance to win a $5. Jamba Juice gift card? All you have to do is visit the library dressed as your favorite character from a comic book/graphic novel, TV show, movie or book. Come in between 9am-11am and fill out an entry form with either the Children’s Librarian (for grades K-5) or the Young Adult Librarian (for grades 6-12). We are giving away four gift cards for children and four for teens. The winners’ names will be chosen on Tuesday, May 8 and they will be notified by phone. All prizes must be claimed by Saturday, May 19. This year’s comic book selection includes:

Children in grades K-5:

Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake, Bongo Comics Free-For-All, Comics Friends Forever, Disney Princess, Invader ZIM, Pokémon: Sun & Moon, Sparks!, SpongeBob Freestyle Funnies and Star Wars Adventures.

Teens in grades 6-12:

Avengers/Captain America, Bongo Comics Free-For-All, Comics Friends Forever, DC Comics Gold Book, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, My Hero Academia/RWBY, Pokémon: Horizon, Riverdale, Star Wars Adventures, and Ultra Street Fighter II.

This is the 17th anniversary of HSPLS’ participation in this annual all-ages event. Free Comic Book Day is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i, Gecko Books & Comics, and Collector Maniacs.

You are invited to our May Community Seed Library (CSL) program at Kailua-Kona Public Library. Celeste Makrevis has been growing cacao in Kona for more than 5 years and has mastered the art of making her own chocolate from the cacao pods her tree trees produce. At this talk she will discuss growing cacao and will demonstrate her way of making small-batch chocolate. Celeste has produced a YouTube video that goes through the process she will demonstrate. You can access it at:

The CSL is sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries, Kona (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. For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

video game controller

Gather your friends and visit the Kailua-Kona Public Library for a round of Nintendo video games. Two video game stations will be set up for double the fun!

This program is suitable for gamers ages 8 and up. Video game stations will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis. Video game stations and play will be moderated by the Children’s Librarian.

This program is proudly sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries, Kona.

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.

Books

What’s new in the travel section?  New and favorite travel books,  useful internet sites, where we’ve been and where we’re going, travel tips, and travel questions answered, are all part of our discussions in this monthly club for globe-trotters and armchair travelers.  Enjoy friendly conversation and sharing good ideas at the next meeting.

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.

It's story time

Children (2 to 5 years old) and their adult caregivers are invited to join Ms. Jen the Children’s Librarian for stories and learning activities that promote early literacy skills.

Program schedule is subject to change. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

It's story time

Children (2 to 5 years old) and their adult caregivers are invited to join Ms. Jen the Children’s Librarian for stories and learning activities that promote early literacy skills.

We will have a special story time guest: Mr. Kneel!

Program schedule is subject to change. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

It's story time

Children (2 to 5 years old) and their adult caregivers are invited to join Ms. Jen the Children’s Librarian for stories and learning activities that promote early literacy skills.

We will have a special story time guest: children’s book author Lori Richmond! Ms. Richmond will do a reading of her beloved book, ‘Bunny’s Staycation’. She will also treat our story time participants to a drawing demonstration and provide a special activity!

Program schedule is subject to change. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Hours

Date Time
Monday CLOSED – CLOSED
Tuesday 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 23
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 2
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 20
Magazines 38
Newspapers 5
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes