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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

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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.  Call 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.

Dog Reading

Each year, the Library holds its Children’s Spring Reading Program during most schools’ intercessions.  Children who participate in this program are eligible to win weekly and bonus prizes just for reading!

Children 6th grade and below are welcome to enter this program.  Participants may win one prize per week if they read one book per week or at least one hour per week.  Bonus prizes will be awarded to children who read 5, 10, or 15 hours during this two-week program.  Children may register or claim their prizes anytime during library open hours.

Parents are encouraged to read to their children who can’t or need help reading.

This reading program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library Kapolei.

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Through the Kokua Hawaiʻi Foundation, Plastic Free Hawaiʻi provides resources, tools, and training to educate schools, business partners, and community members about the environmental and health benefits of going plastic free to minimize single-use plastics in our islands.  The program supports communities and schools in coordinating beach cleanups, film screenings, and docent training to deliver Plastic Free Hawaiʻi educational presentations.

Through the end of April 2017, Kapolei Public Library is hosting a Plastic Free Hawaiʻi display in the first floor glass case.  This display features a variety of items including student artwork, information on Kokua Hawaiʻi Foundation and Plastic Free Hawaiʻi, tips on how to go plastic free, and images of wildlife harmed by discarded plastic.

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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.

February 03 – April 27, 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.

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Join us for a special storytime featuring Disney’s Aulani VoluntEARS!  They will share a read-aloud of great stories followed by a Disney-themed craft.

The Disney VoluntEARS are dedicated to contributing personal time, expertise and effort to make a positive impact on our communities.

This special event will be held in lieu of our regularly scheduled keiki storytime.  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.

Dog Reading

Each year, the library holds its Children’s Spring Reading Program during most schools’ intercessions.  Children who participate in this program are eligible to win weekly and bonus prizes just for reading!

Children 6th grade and below are welcome to enter this program.  Participants may win one prize per week if they read one book per week or at least one hour per week.  Bonus prizes will be awarded to children who read 5, 10, or 15 hours during this two-week program.  Children may register or claim their prizes anytime during library open hours.

Parents are encouraged to read to their children who can’t or need help reading. This reading program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library Kapolei.

Therapy Dogs. K9 TheraPets

Join us for the finale to our “Fetch a Good Book” keiki Spring Reading Program.  Volunteers from K9 TheraPets of Hawaii will teach children (and their parents) what steps to take when greeting a dog.  Besides being incredibly adorable, all furry wet-nosed quadrupeds in this program are registered therapy dogs with the national Alliance of Therapy Dogs.  A meet and greet session will follow the presentation.

These volunteers visit hospitals, nursing homes, libraries, schools and facilities where interaction with their dogs provide a beneficial “therapeutic contact” for people.

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

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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.

February 03 – April 27, 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.

Celtic harpist/storyteller Patrick Ball

Renowned Celtic harpist/storyteller Patrick Ball returns to Hawaii with his latest combination of Celtic stories and sounds from his Maplewood harp. The crystalline, bell-like resonance of the legendary harp is guaranteed to take the listener into the deepest realms of the imagination. Patrick tours extensively throughout the United States & Canada. He has recorded about a dozen albums which have earned national awards in both the music and spoken word categories. This 45-minute program is suitable for ages 5 and older. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i, Hawaii State Federal Credit Union, Hawaiian Electric Companies, Meadow Gold Dairies, HMS Host, Hansen Distribution Group, Roberts Hawaii, Mitsunaga & Associates, Aloha United Way, and the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. This is a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program with additional funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library (10 days for Oahu; 15 days for neighbor islands) 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 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.

We also hold our Teen Game Nights on Wednesday evenings.  If you enjoy playing other board games, bring in your games and play with your friends or family or challenge others.

Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

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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.

February 03 – April 27, 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.

Rabbits for Zac Johnson Program

Rabbit breeder, Zachary Johnson will be here for an educational program about the care and keeping of rabbits.  He will also introduce us to various breeds.  After the program, please stay for a meet and greet with some of the cute fluff-tails.

This program is suitable for all ages.  Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.  Program is subject to change.  Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

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

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In Celebration of Money Smart Week!

AARP representative Frank Appel will provide basic information about Medicare A, B, C, and D. What they are, when to enroll, what Medicare pays and what you pay. This one-hour program is suitable for ages 18 and older.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library (10 days for Oahu; 15 days for neighbor islands) 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