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.

 

Kaimuki Public Library

Address

1041 Koko Head Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816, United States
808-733-8422

About

Welcome to the Kaimuki Public Library! Designed by local architect Shoso Kagawa, our library opened on June 17, 1965. Our busy regional library opens 6 days a week and is one of only 3 public libraries open on Sundays. In 2015, our library celebrated its 50th Anniversary.

Upcoming Events

Due to staffing changes, our Family Storytime & Craft program will be on a break until further notice.  We apologize for the inconvenience and will update this message as soon as we are able to resume this exciting weekly program!

Learn how to make lei that require no refrigeration—perfect for Mother’s Day, graduation, birthdays and other celebrations! Volunteers from our very own Friends of the Kaimuki Library will demonstrate how to make yarn lei using long lash yarn.  Participants will be able to make and take home their own yarn lei.

 All supplies will be provided. Please pre-register at the Kaimuki Public Library Reference Desk to participate as attendance is limited to 20 participants. This program is recommended for adults and children ages 12 and over with an accompanying adult.

Mahalo to the Friends of the Kaimuki Library for sponsoring this program!

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.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers movie poster

Join Frodo, Gandalf, Aragorn, and the brave members of the Fellowship as they continue their quest to destroy the Ring of Power.  As darkness descends on Middle-earth, a strange creature named Gollum leads the heroes to the Black Gates of Mordor.  The rest of Middle Earth prepares for a battle that will decide the fate of all.

Location: Meeting Room (Ground floor)

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Kaimuki Public Library and is rated PG-13 for epic battle sequences and some scary images.

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.

Virgil Tan (left), Victoria Tan (right), Harry Tan (bottom)

Join siblings Victoria and Virgil Tan and their cousin Harry Tan from the Kaimuki nonprofit organization Hawaii Asia Pacific Institute of Culture and Arts as they share their talents of Chinese music and magic with audience members!  Victoria will play the Chinese instrument Yueqin, Harry will play the Hulusi and Virgil will perform magic.  Prepare to be amazed!

Location: Adult Reading Room

This program is open to all ages and is sponsored by the Friends of Kaimuki Public 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.

The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Movie Poster

The Fellowship divides to conquer, as Frodo and Sam, with the help and hindrance of Gollum, continue on their way to Mount Doom.  Gandalf and Pippin ride to Minas Tirith to help defend Gondor, while Merry remains with Eowyn and the other Rohan fighters.  Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli seek aid from those that live in the Cursed Mountains.  All these battles have one ultimate goal in mind: to distract the Eye of Sauron and buy Frodo as much time as possible in order to destroy the One Ring.

Location: Meeting Room (Ground floor)

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Kaimuki Public Library and is rated PG-13 for intense epic battle sequences and frightening images.

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.

colorful letters spelling out bookclub

Please join us for our next book club meeting on June 8, when we will be discussing Dragonfruit by Malia Mattoch McManus.  Written by a local author, “Dragonfruit is both a vivid portrait of Hawai’i in a time of historic upheaval and the story of a woman shaped by love, betrayal, and the intoxicating power of the past.” (from the Publisher) This title is currently available in print only through the Hawaii State Public Library System.

Our bi-monthly book club meets in the Kaimuki Library Meeting Room on the ground level of the library.

Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library at least 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

 

Hours

Date Time
Monday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED – CLOSED
Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Access

Parking spots 44
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 3
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 20
Magazines 63
Newspapers 16
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store Yes
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes