Kalihi-Palama Public Library

Address

1325 Kalihi St, Honolulu, HI 96819, United States
808-832-3466

About

Welcome to the Kalihi-Palama Public Library! Designed by architect Vladimir Ossipoff,  called “the master of Hawaii modern architecture,” our library opened on Sept. 9, 1949. One of the few HSPLS libraries with an auditorium, ours is unique and popular- booked a year in advance. On Sept. 9, 2014, our library celebrated its 65th Anniversary.

Upcoming Events

Blocks for Toddler Playtime

Keiki, ages birth to 4, and their parent, grandparent or caregiver are invited to an interactive story time with picture book reading, rhymes, songs, movement, and make-it-and-take-it arts and crafts activity. Listen and see new and classic picture books. Sing songs and move to the groove of familiar and new lyrics. Create a story time keepsake to take home. Older siblings may attend, however all activities are planned for ages four and under. No registration necessary.

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.

Program is suitable for ages 5 and under. Children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver.

Alphabet blocks

Keiki, ages birth to 4, and their parent, grandparent or caregiver are invited to an interactive story time with picture book reading, rhymes, songs, movement, and make-it-and-take-it arts and crafts activity. Listen and see new and classic picture books. Sing songs and move to the groove of familiar and new lyrics. Create a story time keepsake to take home. Older siblings may attend, however all activities are planned for ages four and under. No registration necessary.

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.

Program is suitable for ages 5 and under. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Keiki Storytime

Keiki, ages birth to 4, and their parent, grandparent or caregiver are invited to an interactive story time with picture book reading, rhymes, songs, movement, and make-it-and-take-it arts and crafts activity. Listen and see new and classic picture books. Sing songs and move to the groove of familiar and new lyrics. Create a story time keepsake to take home. Older siblings may attend, however all activities are planned for ages four and under.

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.

Program is suitable for ages 5 and under. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

student studying with books

Teens: are you finishing a group project, poster or display board, or studying for exams before Winter Break?  The Auditorium will be open a few afternoons for studying, monitored by the YA librarian.  The benefits of using this room are:

  • Food & Drinks may be consumed
  • Quiet Conversations are allowed for small study groups
  • Larger tables, great for boards and posters – spread out

LIMIT: 16 students, age 13-19, 1st come 1st served

RULES

  1. No loud conversations, music, playing, or social time
  2. No supplies are provided
  3. Self-clean up: push in chairs, throw trash away
  4. Light snacks may be provided, while supplies last

DATES & TIMES

  • Wed. Dec. 13, 4:30-6:30 pm
  • Thur. Dec. 14, 3:00-4:30 pm
  • Wed. Dec. 20, 3:00-6:00 pm

Program schedule is subject to change.  Mahalo!

Christmas Gifts

Join us for YA Wednesdays in December!  These teen events are FREE every Wednesday.  These events focus on recycling and reusing materials on hand in the library to help celebrate the holidays.  Programs are suitable for students in Gr. 6 and up.

Programs are subject to change.  Please contact us 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if other special accommodations are needed.  See the schedule below:

1) Dec. 06: YA gift card wrap-up

Make various holders for any gift card you give this holiday.  Choose from: an envelope, origami holder, or card with ribbon.  Materials are provided, while supplies last.  Note: no gift cards are given out.  [PAU]

2) Dec. 13: YA ornaments

Limit: 8, first come, first served.  Make a holiday ornament to take home using Perler beads. Materials are provided.

Dec. 20: YA gift wrap – CANCELLED

3) Dec. 27: YA Movie Screening – Starts @ 3:30 p.m.

Join us in the Auditorium for a PG-13 movie and a light snack, while supplies last.  Wrap up the end of the year watching New Year’s Eve (2011).  This movie follows the lives of several New York City singles and couples in the course of New Year’s Eve.

 

 

 

 

Hours

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

Access

Parking spots 36
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 2
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 10
Magazines 40
Newspapers 5
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No