Kaneohe Public Library

Address

45-829 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 96744, United States
808-233-5676

About

Welcome to the Kaneohe Public Library! Our library, which opened in its present location in January 1963, was built to serve a community that is both urban and rural. It also serves as a back-up reference and resource library for our Windward public libraries in Kahuku, Kailua, and Waimanalo. Weekly storytimes on Thursdays are often standing room only because children’s librarian Curt Fukumoto offers spectacular presentations of stories enhanced with puppets, shadow boxes, and music to entertain and educate preschoolers.

Upcoming Events

Chess Wednesdays - Kapolei

Join us for an afternoon of friendly chess game play.  First come, first serve, for five available boards, but feel free to bring your own!  All experience levels are welcome, but no instruction will be provided.  For ages 9 and up.

Sponsored by the Friends of Kaneohe 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.

Papercut image man singing with guitar

Join us for Thursday morning storytimes!  Craft activities following storytime can be taken home and enjoyed.  Great fun for children ages 2-5 years. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Sponsored by the Friends of Kaneohe 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.

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Papercut image man singing with guitar

Join us for Thursday morning storytimes!  Craft activities following storytime can be taken home and enjoyed.  Great fun for children ages 2-5 years. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Sponsored by the Friends of Kaneohe 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.

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Bon dance drawing

Join the members of Kaneohe’s Koolau Sakura Odori Kai bon odori group for a short lesson on some traditional bon dance songs with a practice session to follow.  The event is being conducted with assistance from Kaneohe’s oldest Buddhist organization, the Kaneohe Higashi Hongwanji.  This event is free and suitable for all ages, and children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.  Sponsored by the Friends of Kaneohe 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.

popcorn bucket with movie ticket sticking out with text family movie night on top

Join us for a free viewing of this film based on a beloved novel!  Meg meets three supernatural beings who transport her through the universe to rescue her father, who mysteriously disappeared and is being held captive by an evil force. Rated PG  Supported by the Friends of Kaneohe Library.  Young children must be accompanied by 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.

Papercut image man singing with guitar

Join us for Thursday morning storytimes!  Craft activities following storytime can be taken home and enjoyed.  Great fun for children ages 2-5 years. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Sponsored by the Friends of Kaneohe 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.

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Storyteller Susie Roth using a whistle

Join us for a special story time with Susie Roth, the Fairy Grandmother.  This program will feature magic, stories, and music.  This program is recommended for children ages 3-6.

Sponsored by the Friends of Kaneohe Library.  Young children must be accompanied by 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.

Storyteller Ben Moffat

Celebrate the 2018 Summer Reading Program!

Storyteller Ben Moffat will entertain the audience in a performance that will use puppetry, stilts, magic, music, & movement. For over twenty years, Ben worked as a theatre professor at the Windward Community College and has performed across the United States and the world as a solo storyteller and with a dance-theatre troupe.

This 45-minute program is suitable for ages 4 & older. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i and the 2018 Summer Reading Sponsors. 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.

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 of bowl containing 2 ears of corn, 4 carrots, 6 tomatoes, 2 avocados, and leafy vegetables.

It’s easy to make smarter choices if healthy food tastes great! Residents living in the world’s Blue Zones eat less of meat, and more of vegetables, beans, and legumes. This demonstration will teach you to make plant-based healthy food that is delicious so that you will want to eat it. This is the final program in a planned series of three and hosted in partnership with HMSA.

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.

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

Celebrate as Mr. Kneel raps Dr. Seuss and more!  Mr. Kneel is Neil McIntyre, an award winning Hip-Hop musician and educator.  With Beatbox and vocal percussion, he can create magic and emotion.   Sponsored by the Friends of Kaneohe 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.

Lego Club image

Join us for an enjoyable session of Lego free play.  All ages welcome!  Build a Lego masterpiece and receive a small prize.  Meet other Lego artists as you create.  Completed Lego works will be displayed in the glass case in the lobby.

Sponsored by the Friends of Kaneohe Library.  Young children must be accompanied by 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.

Papercut image man singing with guitar

Join us for Thursday morning storytimes!  Craft activities following storytime can be taken home and enjoyed.  Great fun for children ages 2-5 years. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Sponsored by the Friends of Kaneohe 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.

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popcorn bucket with movie ticket sticking out with text family movie night on top

Join us for a free viewing and enjoy fresh popcorn!  Please check back for the latest selected showing.  Supported by the Friends of Kaneohe Library.  Young children must be accompanied by 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.

Papercut image man singing with guitar

Join us for Thursday morning storytimes!  Craft activities following storytime can be taken home and enjoyed.  Great fun for children ages 2-5 years. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Sponsored by the Friends of Kaneohe 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.

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Hours

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

Access

Parking spots 24
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 2
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 16
Magazines 40
Newspapers 5
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store Yes
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes