ALERT: Please be aware that the Ewa Beach Public and School Library is experiencing intermittent issues with Internet connectivity due to a building project on the Campbell High School Campus. Currently, the library will be without Internet until July 16th. Should conditions change, we will post another alert. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

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

Neil McIntyre wearing a black t-shirt & large red hat

This summer, celebrate the myriad ways that libraries rock! Join us for a series of events during our 2018 Summer Reading Program!

Children in Kindergarten through 5th grade and their ‘ohana are invited to join us for a Hip-Hop show with Mr. Kneel!

Mr. Kneel is an entertainer and educator who brings his fun, yet powerful message of self-respect to children and families with amazing talent and passion. A former inner-city teacher, Mr. Kneel now teaches with Hip-Hop music, beat-boxing, and interactive games.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver.

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.

 

 

Two joggers

What is a Healthy Lifestyle with Diabetes?  Healthy Lifestyle is a workshop for adults of all ages who have Type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, or who live with someone that does.  Led by trained counselor Jelena Skopinceva, the workshop focuses on helping you feel better, have more control, and do the things you want to do.

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.

Ala Kahakai historic trail

The Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail is a 175-mile trail corridor of ancient and historic coastal routes; reconnecting our traditional ahupuaʻa to unite local communities around common goals to preserve Hawaiʻi’s vast cultural and ecological landscape. Working together communities and descendants are guided by Hawaiian values, traditions, and perspectives.  Come and learn about the trail ʻohana and upcoming hikes led by the Ala Kahakai Trail Association!

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.

Photo credit: Ala Kahakai Trail Association

Nene award seal

Children in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades are invited to participate in the Nēnē Readers Challenge at the Kailua-Kona Public Library.

Read and review Nēnē Award-nominated books to earn a chance at winning wonderful prizes!

Read & review 5 nominees: earn a ticket to the Voting Party & a F.O.L.K. book sale gift certificate!

Read & review 10 nominees: earn a ticket into a grand prize drawing for a $50 Kona Stories gift certificate!

Vote for your favorite nominee: if your nominee wins the 2019 Nēnē Award, you’ll win a personal paperback copy!

The challenge begins August 1, 2018! Talk to Ms. Jen the Kids Librarian to learn more!

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.

Stack of Newbery books.

The Newbery Quiz Bowl is an annual reading competition unique to Hawai’i Island. Students in the 4th-7th grades are eligible to form quiz bowl teams to represent their school or library in the competition. Team members are expected to read selected Newbery Award-winning books, and have a comprehensive understanding of the books they read.

If you are interested in joining the Kailua-Kona Public Library’s Newbery Quiz Bowl Team, attend our kick-off meeting to learn more.

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

LEGO builders ages 4 through 11 are invited to celebrate building creativity at the Kailua-Kona Public Library.

Listen to a story about creativity, then let your own creativity loose with LEGO bricks! Share your story about your LEGO creation, and see it proudly displayed in a month-long LEGO exhibit in our main lobby.

Children 5 years old & younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. This program is limited to the first 20 participants. Pick up an event ticket in the Children’s Section as early as 15 minutes prior to the program’s beginning. We hope to see you here!

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