Kailua Public Library

Address

239 Kuulei Rd, Kailua, HI 96734, United States
808-266-9911

About

Welcome to the Kailua Public Library! Designed by the architectural firm of Lemmon, Freeth, Maines and Jones, our library opened on Dec. 28, 1960. Best known for our “Reading Tree” in the Children’s Room, it provides an aesthetically-pleasing backdrop for storytimes and special events. In back of our library is a beautiful courtyard with a fountain for patrons to read or chat with friends

Upcoming Events

For keiki ages 3 – 5 accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver.

Join us for stories, crafts, and other learning experiences. Introduce your child to the joy of reading a book and set them on the road to a future of lifelong learning. Some days, we will have storytime. Other days we will have crafts to develop fine motor skills. There might even be songs and movement days, and a few journaling activities that can get keiki interested in writing. You never know what you’ll find under the Kailua Library learning tree. See you there.

Program is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed. Program is suitable for age 5 and under. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

 

Giving Back with Ronald McDonald logo

CELEBRATE THE 2017 CHILDREN’S SUMMER READING PROGRAM!

This educational program will inspire children to give back to the community and show the magic in helping others. Ronald McDonald® will use a creative mix of music, magic, skits and games to reinforce the value of giving back and the enjoyment that comes from it. Children will learn to share their talents, time and gifts and are encouraged to share the things they are good at or are interested in. This 40-minute program is suitable for ages 3 to 8. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Sponsored by McDonald’s® Restaurants of Hawai‘i.

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.

Yasu Ishida origami

IN CELEBRATION OF THE 2017 SUMMER READING PROGRAM!

Join storyteller Yasu Ishida on a magical journey of origami, a paper folding art! Learn how to make amusing action origami which animates to fly, flip, jump and snap. This 45-minute hands-on workshop focuses on folding 3-4 action origami designs, such as traditional flapping bird, flying bat, and even wiggling dinosaur. Program is suitable for ages 9 and older.

Program size is limited. RSVP required. Contact the library to register.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i, Hawaii State Federal Credit Union, Meadow Gold Dairies, Hawaiian Electric Companies, HMS Host, Hansen Distribution Group, Roberts Hawaii, Mitsunaga & Associates, Aloha United Way, and the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. This is a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program with additional funding and support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the University of Hawaii.

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.

colorful letters spelling out bookclub

Join us for our monthly book discussion! This month we’ll be reading The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan. Copies of the book are available at the Reference Desk.

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.

colorful letters spelling out bookclub

Join us for our monthly book discussion! This month we’ll be reading Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld. Copies of the book are available at the Reference Desk.

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.

colorful letters spelling out bookclub

Join us for our monthly book discussion! This month we’ll be reading Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande. Copies of the book are available at the Reference Desk.

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.

Hours

Date Time
Monday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 28
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 2
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 15
Magazines 78
Newspapers 8
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store Yes
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No