Kapaa Public Library

Address

4-1464 Kuhio Hwy 96746
808-821-4422

About

Welcome to the Kapaa Public Library! Our library, which opened on Mar. 12, 1955, celebrated 60 years of service in 2015. It serves the largest population center on Kauai and is one of two oceanfront public libraries in Hawaii. Our library has a “small-town” atmosphere with its cozy building but also offers the latest technology, including free Wi-Fi.

Upcoming Events

colorful gears makerspace

The Kapaa Public Library Maker Lab is a place where people can learn and use new technologies and equipment they may otherwise not have access to.  Patrons can also get help with a project they are currently working on or they can start a new project. People can also meet up and collaborate with others on maker projects.  All that is needed is a valid library card.

Kauai Makerspace (KM), a non-profit organization, has partnered with Kapaa Public Library to provide skilled subject matter experts to offer free instruction for proper tool usage, safety guidance and to oversee equipment operation. KM provides a collection of tools and equipment, including sewing machines, 3D printers, a 28-inch vinyl cutter, digital electronics and workstations and ancillary computers.

Every Tuesday the Maker Lab in the library meeting room is open to valid library card holders from 12 noon – 8pm.  Recommended for Teens to Adults.

In addition to regular Maker Lab activities, on the second Tuesday of each month, patrons are welcome bring in sewing projects they need help with and/or sewing projects they just want to work on in a group environment.

Please check with the library or the online HSPLS calendar for periodic workshops and special sewing classes on the First and Second Tuesdays of the month, respectively.

Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the hosting library at least 15 days in advance to request a sign-language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.  For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.

LEGO Wall

Join our LEGO Wall community!  Children, teens and families are encouraged to imagine, create, share and build with thousands of LEGO pieces and figurines.  This free, open, community build takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm and on Tuesdays from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm.  Space is limited.  Creations remain on our LEGO Wall for 1 month.  New creations go up on the first day of the month that the library is open.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Magic wands

Build a Wand for your Halloween costume or just for fun! The Library will provide wands and materials to paint and decorate your own personal creation.  Kauai Makerspace volunteers will be on hand to give ideas and advice to help the magic. Recommended for children 10 and up. Space is limited–call the library to register.

Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact hosting library at least 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accomodations are needed.  For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.

 

LEGO Wall

Join our LEGO Wall community!  Children, teens and families are encouraged to imagine, create, share and build with thousands of LEGO pieces and figurines.  This free, open, community build takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm and on Tuesdays from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm.  Space is limited.  Creations remain on our LEGO Wall for 1 month.  New creations go up on the first day of the month that the library is open.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Laptop with a door lock on the screen

Do you practice good cyber hygiene?

Cybersecurity professionals will share best practices on keeping you and your identity safe on the Internet. Teens, college students, and adults are highly encouraged to attend.

Co-sponsored by the State of Hawaii Department of Defense and Cyber Hui, a community of Cybersecurity Professionals dedicated to sharing their skills and knowledge.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

CAD rendering on computer screen

This FREE entry level class offered by Kauai Makerspace through Kapaa Public Library explores the free, cloud-based OnShape CAD (Computer Aided Design) software.  This group meets on the first Tuesday each month (until February 2018) to learn the software and discuss projects.

Taught by retired aerospace engineer, Richard O’Reilly, participants learn how to draw two dimension sketches and create 3D models.  You will gain the ability to make your own drawings and materials lists quickly and easily for anything from a bird house or wood shed to whatever you can imagine.  This class will also give you the know-how to create your own models for 3D printing.

This is an entry level class designed to be accessible to anyone who has basic familiarity with web browsing and concepts used in word processing, spreadsheets, presentation / desktop publishing and simple graphics programs.

Class requirements:

  • Please bring your own Wi-Fi enabled personal laptop computer with Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox pre-installed.
  • Please have your own valid Hawaii State Public Library System library card.
  • Bring a notepad and pen.

Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

 

 

Hours

Date Time
Monday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED – CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 42
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 2
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 10
Magazines 40
Newspapers 3
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes