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

possums reading a book

Join us for a  storytime perfect for those under 2 years of age.   Listen to stories and learn songs you can take home and continue to share.  An adult caregiver is required to attend. 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.

Have fun with Board Games, Ping Pong, Slime and Modeling Dough Stations, Building activities and much, much, more!  Young children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Supported 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.

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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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.

Three people locked up in an escape room.

Try our Harry Potter-themed Escape Room designed just for kids!  You will have a 45-minute time limit to discover the clues needed to open a box to escape. Familiarity with the Harry Potter stories will be extremely helpful in solving the puzzles. This Free Event is for those in Grades 2-6.  Staff will accompany each group for safety and to offer help.  Good luck!

* Sign-up starts on October 8th and can be done either in person at the Children’s Reference Desk or via phone.  The first session is at 5:30 pm, with the second at 6:30 pm.

* Please meet at the Bookmobile Garage at least 5 minutes prior to your start time.  Walk-ins are welcome if a time slot is not full.

Program is subject to change or cancellation.  Please contact the library 7 days before the program date if you require and auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability.

Three people locked up in an escape room.

Try our Harry Potter-themed Escape Room designed just for teens!  You will have a 45-minute time limit to discover the clues needed to open a box to escape. Familiarity with the Harry Potter stories will be extremely helpful in solving the puzzles. This Free Event is for those in Grades 7th-10th.  Staff will accompany each group for safety and to offer help.  Good luck!

* Sign-up starts on October 8th and can be done either in person at the Children’s Reference Desk or via phone.  The first session is at 5:30 pm, with the second at 6:30 pm.

* Please meet at the Bookmobile Garage at least 5 minutes prior to your start time.  Walk-ins are welcome if a time slot is not full.

Program is subject to change or cancellation.  Please contact the library 7 days before the program date if you require and auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability.

cartoon children in halloween costumes

Join us for a special Halloween preschool storytime!  Come in costume for gentle spooky stories and in-library trick-or-treating. 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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children dressed up for halloween

Join us in the bookmobile garage for a special Halloween-themed afternoon of games, activities, and treats!  All ages are welcome, and come in costume for extra fun! 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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children dressed up for halloween

Join us in the bookmobile garage for a special Halloween-themed evening of games, activities, and treats!  All ages are welcome, and come in costume for extra fun! 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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cartoon children in halloween costumes

Join us for a special Halloween storytime perfect for those under 2 years of age.   Come in costume for gentle stories and in-library trick-or-treating. Listen to stories and learn songs you can take home and continue to share.  An adult caregiver is required to attend. 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 the film following our favorite monster family and enjoy fresh popcorn!  The monster family embarks on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel, and they indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer. Featuring the voices of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, David Spade. 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.

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.

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