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

Spot the Ant, Stop the Ant

The little fire ant (LFA) is a new, invasive, stinging ant that will spread across the Hawaiian Islands if we don’t take action now. LFA infest yards, houses, farms, and forests. Their powerful stings harm people and wildlife. LFA sting the eyes of pets, leading to blindness. LFA damage crops, food production, and the economy everywhere.

Our library is partnering with the Oahu Invasive Species Committee (OISC) to provide FREE test kits to the community, while supplies last. Residents may obtain a test kit during the library’s business hours. The kits will include a self-addressed stamped envelope. Patrons may submit their samples directly to the Hawaii Department of Agriculture.

For more information on the “Spot the Ant, Stop the Ant” campaign, click here.

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.

Photos of authors Gail Baugniet, Carol Catanzariti, Michael Little, and Laurie Hanan with caption Hawaii Fiction Writers Scary Stories.

Just in time for the Halloween season, the Hawaii Fiction Writers group is back to share stories that are sure to send some shivers your way. Join us for a quartet of readings by authors Michael Little, Laurie Hanan, Carol Catanzariti, and Gail Baugniet.

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.

Honolulu Theatre for Youth actors

BOO and HOO are happy, even though they always seem to get an Ouch! Like the time when they got their fingers trapped in the door and the time they fell and scraped their knees. One day BOO and HOO begin to feel other people’s OUCHES. So they set out on an adventure with their box of band aids to fix all the OUCHES in the world. Performance is sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i.

This 30-minute performance is suitable for ages 2 and older. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

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.

Honolulu Theatre for Youth's circular logo

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 this one-hour informational session.

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 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.

Children wearing Halloween costumes

Have a “SPOOKTACULAR” Halloween!

Join us for fun carnival style games where keiki 12 years old and younger can test their skills (and earn tickets) on games such as the Witch’s Hat ring toss, Spin-the-Wheel, or Jack-o-Lantern bean bag toss.  Keiki may redeem their tickets for a variety of prizes.  Costumed Star Wars members of the Pacific Outpost of the 501st Legion and a surprise roving puppeteer will be here for picture taking!  This event would be a perfect time to show off your trick-or-treating costumes!

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

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.

Adult reading to three children

Join us for a special storytime event in celebration of Make a Difference Day. Volunteers from Ohana100 will read with keiki and engage in fun reading activities to promote literacy.  Free books will be given to children and teens (babies through age 18) during this event, while supplies last.

Ohana100 is a non-profit organization that promotes literacy and community services in Hawaii and New York. Over the years, they have provided free and gently used books to children and supported literacy initiatives in local communities.

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.

 

Photo credit: Ohana100

Image of front cover of book The Pilot's Wife: A Novel by Anita Shreve

The Kapolei Public Library Book Club will discuss The Pilot’s Wife: A Novel by Anita Shreve.

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