Kapolei Public Library

Address

1020 Manawai St, Kapolei, HI 96707, United States
808-693-7050

About

Welcome to the Kapolei Public Library! Built on land provided to the state in trust by Campbell Estate, our library opened in August 2004. With more than 48,000 registered patrons and visitors, we often have the highest circulation figures among Oahu libraries. One of our most popular programs is Halloween “Fright Night” on Oct. 31!

Upcoming Events

Reading Without Walls

Join our Reading Without Walls Challenge, a reading program suitable for all ages, for everyone, everywhere!

The Reading Without Walls Challenge promotes diversity and opens readers’ eyes to new ideas and experiences.  In this divided time in our nation’s history, this program is an inclusive way to spread appreciation and understanding for others and to learn new and exciting things.  This program, formulated by the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang, was initiated as a nation-wide event in April 2017.

Read books outside your comfort zone:

  • Read a book about a character who doesn’t look like or live differently than you.
  • Read a book about a topic you don’t know much about.
  • Read a book in a format that you don’t normally read.

There are three ways to participate in this program:

  • Register with staff at our Children’s or Young Adult Reference Desks.
  • Register and participate by emailing us at kapoleirww@librarieshawaii.org.
  • Register and participate by calling the Youth Services staff at 808.693.7050 during open hours.

Each registrant will automatically be entered for two lucky drawing prizes.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library Kapolei.

For more information on this program, suggested reading lists for adults, teens, and children 5-12, and how you can help break down our wall, please call us at the phone number above.

Program schedule is subject to change.

Not sure how to use a computer mouse?  Need help in setting up e-mail?  The Library provides a free one-hour, one-on-one Kupuna Computer Orientation session led by one of the Adult Services librarian. The session will help you learn new computer skills and provide the confidence that will enrich your life in the digital age. Availability of sessions varies. Sessions will not be held on state holidays. Call the library or register in person.

All ages are welcome.  HSPLS library account in good standing required.  Kupuna or not, any beginning computer user will be sure to benefit.

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.

Storytimes for preschool age children feature themed stories, fingerplays, and songs. Most storytimes will be followed by a simple activity. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

October 02 – December 28, 2017.  Mondays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.

Program schedules are subject to change. Special events may be held in lieu of regularly scheduled storytimes. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Chess Wednesdays - Kapolei

If you ever wanted to learn to play chess, our Chess Wednesdays at the Kapolei Public Library are a perfect start!  Each Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., a representative from Hawaii Chess Federation will be available to teach the basics of chess.  Enthusiasts of all skill levels age 10 and up are welcome and chess sets will be provided.

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.

Storytimes for preschool age children feature themed stories, fingerplays, and songs. Most storytimes will be followed by a simple activity. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

October 02 – December 28, 2017.  Mondays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.

Program schedules are subject to change. Special events may be held in lieu of regularly scheduled storytimes. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Image of front cover of Arcadia, first edition, by Lauren Groff

The Kapolei Public Library Book Club will discuss Arcadia by Lauren Groff.

First-time attendees should register at the Fiction/Hawaiiana reference desk in person or by phone. On the meeting day, go to the building entrance on the parking-lot side at 6:20 p.m. to be admitted.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the hosting library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Hours

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

Access

Parking spots 99
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 5
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 44
Magazines 66
Newspapers 8
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes