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

Cartoon image of Mr. Kneel and friends

Mr. Kneel is an entertainer and educator who brings his fun, yet powerful message of self-respect to students and families with amazing talent and passion. A former inner-city teacher, his program focuses on building the self-respect of students to empower them to build confidence to make music with no instruments or financial investment! Learning how to beatbox and create sounds can help children to realize that with hard work, they can accomplish anything. Join us for the first of a series of beatbox workshops for all ages!

Mr. Kneel’s CDs, posters, and stickers will be available for sale (cash & checks only, please). A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Friends of the Libraries, Kona.

This program is suitable for ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations.

honu (turtle) swimming

Susannah Welch of the Marine Wildlife Program will lead a presentation about the identification and care of our honu (turtle) of Hawai’i with a follow-up craft activity.

This one-hour program is suitable for ages 7 and up, and is limited to the first 20 patrons. Children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver.

RSVP online for this event by selecting the RSVP function. Reservation period will open on Saturday, November 18, and will close on Friday, December 1 while availability lasts. Please call the library (808-327-4327) or visit the library if reservation assistance is needed.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations.

preschool storytime

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.

Nene Award Seal

The Nēnē Readers is a reading club at the Kailua-Kona Public Library for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders that focuses solely on reading, enjoying, analyzing, and discussing  Nēnē Award-nominated books.

  • Read & enjoy quality books nominated by your peers!
  • Analyze & review 5 nominees to earn a special incentive!
  • Discuss your thoughts with other club members!
  • Create a project in honor of your favorite nominee!
  • Vote for your favorite nominee at the Voting Party!
  • Nominate more quality books for next year’s list!

Interested? Attend our December meeting to get involved. Meetings are held on a monthly basis.

Registration for the Nēnē Readers reading club will be open until February 2018. Simply fill out a registration card with Ms. Jen the Children’s Librarian.

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

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the hosting library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

preschool storytime

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.

Mrs. Claus

Mrs. Claus, along with Jingles the Elf, will visit the Kailua-Kona Public Library to share some holiday cheer with stories of Santa Claus and Christmas.

This program is suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver.

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

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations.

Christmas Wreath

Join us at the library for an evening of holiday crafting and snacks while supplies last!

This program is suitable for ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries, Kona and the Starbucks Coffee Company Kuakini Store.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations.

preschool storytime

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.

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