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

Take the Amazing Maze Challenge at the Kaneohe Library!  Walk into the maze, then try to find your way out.  Participants will need to find stamps placed in the maze to get a balloon sword prize.  Mahalo to Sara for engineering this amazing walk-through maze.  Children 12 years of age and younger should be accompanied by an adult.

Please contact the library at least 10 days in advance if a sign-interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Kaneohe Library.

 

Have fun with Board Games, Ping Pong, Golf putting challenge, Building activities and much, much, more!  Join us the second Tuesday of every month for friendly game-playing activities.  Young children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Supported by the Friends of Kaneohe Library.

Program schedule is subject to change. Please contact the library 10 days (15 days for neighbor islands ) in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

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.

Program schedule is subject to change. Please contact the library 10 days ( 15 days for neighbor islands ) in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Join us in the Children’s Room for Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” This is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

Supported by the Friends of Kaneohe Library.  Young children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Program schedule is subject to change. Please contact the library 10 days (15 days for outer islands) in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Come and meet our community heroes and their vehicles!  We are expecting a fire truck, a police car, an EMS vehicle, military vehicles from Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Hawaii, a postal truck, and more.  Learn about how these vehicles help our community.  Children can also get a balloon creation by Kelvin Chun, while supplies last.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of Kaneohe Library. Please contact the library at least 10 days in advance if a sign-interpreter or other accommodation is needed.

Papercut image man singing with guitar

Join Uncle Curt for Thursday morning storytimes filled with Songs, Puppets, and more!  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.

Program schedule is subject to change. Please contact the library 10 days ( 15 days for neighbor islands ) in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Cartoon image of man singing with guitar

Join Uncle Curt the second and last Monday of every month for a storytime perfect for those under 2 years of age.  An adult caregiver is required to attend. Learn Fingerplays, Songs, Puppets, and even a simple craft to take home.

Sponsored by the Friends of Kaneohe Library.

Program schedule is subject to change. Please contact the library 10 days (15 days for neighbor islands) in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Have fun with Board Games, Ping Pong, Golf putting challenge, Building activities and much, much, more!  Join us the second Tuesday of every month for friendly game-playing activities.  Young children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Supported by the Friends of Kaneohe Library.

Program schedule is subject to change. Please contact the library 10 days (15 days for neighbor islands ) in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Children playing robotics soccer

The Blue Fish Robotics team will demonstrate their VEX IQ robots and allow participants to drive them in soccer and racing activities. VEX IQ incorporates all four pillars of STEM (science, technology, engineering, & math) and encourages teamwork, problem-solving, and leadership for students as young as third grade. This 90-minute program is suitable for ages 5 and older. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

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.

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.

Program schedule is subject to change. Please contact the library 10 days (15 days for neighbor islands) in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Join us in the Garage for a viewing of “The LEGO Batman Movie!”  In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self described leading man of that ensemble LEGO Batman stars in his own big screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

Supported by the Friends of Kaneohe Library.  Young children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Program schedule is subject to change. Please contact the library 10 days (15 days for outer islands) in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Join us for a Free Movie!  Check back for updates on the current film being shown.

Supported by the Friends of Kaneohe Library.  Young children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Program schedule is subject to change. Please contact the library 10 days (15 days for outer islands) 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 – 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