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

3-image photo collage of business book display at Kapolei Public Library flanked by graphics of HSPLS card and international library symbol at top

Entrepreneurs, entrepreneur-wanna-bes–anyone who’s interested in the exciting world of running your own business!  Stop by Kapolei Public Library and explore the resources the Hawaiʻi State Public Library System has to enrich your business.  From business books to e-learning courses and curated online business information, enhance your knowledge for financial success!  On display now through June 30 on the 1st-floor island and 2nd-floor mezzanine.

LEGO Rocks Display

The Kapolei Public Library is proud to host another fantastic display by the LEGO Enthusiasts Association of Hawaiʻi (LEAHI).  Their brick creations, designed specifically for our Summer Reading Program “Libraries Rocks!” theme, are on display in glass cases on both floors until June 30.

There is a special added feature to one of the amazing creations.  In the first floor case, reflected in the “concert” creation are 18 vignettes of songs and 1 iconic rock band.  If you can spot and name them all (or be the person with the most correct answers), you may win a $25.00 gift card!  In the case of a tie-breaker, the winner will be determined by a lucky drawing.  The display and contest ends on June 30 and the winner will be contacted on July 02.

Visit LEAHI’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LEAHI.ORG/

~~Brief brick fact:  Did you know that “LEGO” is derived from the Danish words “leg godt”, meaning “play well”?~~

Play well, play hard, and have a great summer!

The contest is sponsored by our Friends of the Library Kapolei.

All programs are subject to change.  If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

Honolulu Fire Department Logo

Learn about fire safety from real HFD firefighters!  Learn how to prevent fires and what to do in case of a fire.  Children will be able to explore a fire truck* up close and see how it works.

This event is held in lieu of our regular storytime.

Note: A fire truck may not be available in the event of emergencies.

All programs are subject to change.  If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

 

Bike Rodeo. Hawaii Bicycling League

The Hawaii Bicycling League (HBL) will offer a free Bike Safety Rodeo to equip children with the knowledge and tools they need while riding their bikes.  This event will teach kids and their parents about helmet fit and safety, bike fit, bike laws, hand signals and bike handling drills.

Children are encouraged to bring their own bikes and helmets.  No bike or helmet?  No problem!  Loaners will be available.

This bike safety program is appropriate for children ages five years and older.

All children must be accompanied by their parent or caregiver.

All programs are subject to change.  If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

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.

June 04 – July 26, 2018.  Mondays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.

Special events may be held in lieu of regularly scheduled storytimes.

All programs are subject to change.  If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

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.

June 04 – July 26, 2018.  Mondays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.

Special events may be held in lieu of regularly scheduled storytimes. 

All programs are subject to change.  If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

Hitbox Music Ensemble

Do you like music from video games, movies, and television shows?  Join us for a fun, musical event!

Hitbox Music Ensemble is devoted to preserving and promoting the legacy of music from video games, anime, movies, and television at the highest artistic level.

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

All programs are subject to change.  If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

Color image of front cover of the novel Me Before You by Jojo Moyes paperback edition

The Kapolei Public Library Book Club will discuss Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.

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.

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.

 

 

Join us for a fun, interactive program where you can create your own painted rock!  We will provide the rocks and supplies…you provide your creative ideas!  “Dress for the Mess”…anticipate potential paint spotting and smearing.

Registration is required as there is a 20 person limit for this program.  Preference will be given to teens.  Call us at 693.7050 or stop by the Young Adult reference desk to register for this program.

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

All programs are subject to change.  If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

Color front-view photo of slack key guitarist John Keawe holding a guitar.

Celebrate the Summer Reading Program!

 John Keawe is a songwriter, slack key guitarist, and a multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Award recipient. Mr. Keawe will share the history of slack key and perform some of his many compositions both instrumentally and vocally.

This 45-minute program is suitable for ages 5 and older. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i and the 2018 Summer Reading sponsors. This is a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program with additional funding and support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the University of Hawaii.

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.

Color images of harmonica performer Danilo Marrone and 3 harmonicas stacked

Enjoy the melodious sounds of the harmonica during this entertaining and informative program.  Danilo Marrone will open your ears and minds to this much loved instrument that can be heard in all genres of musical styles.  Sponsored by Friends of the Library Kapolei.

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 – 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