Kapolei Public Library

The elevator at Kapolei Public Library is currently out of service. The library does have stairs to the second floor for access to the Adult and Audiovisual collections however if you are unable to use the stairs, we are encouraging patrons to ask staff for assistance. We apologize for any inconvenience to our patrons as we work to make the necessary repairs.

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

Photo of pieces of Hawaiian quilt at various stage of completion in Kapolei Public Library 1st-floor display case

Come and see the major stages to creating a Hawaiian quilt in the 1st-floor display case at Kapolei Public Library now through June 27. Each of these simple, hand-made designs of multi-layered material show the complex construction of a Hawaiian quilt at each major part of production. Informative explanation sheets accompany the display. Created by Genara Buza-Campos, a generous and creative member of the Kapolei community, with the assistance of her husband, Edwin.

Image panels from Herstory photo display with written explanation about Chinese-American women's legal history

The Hawaii State Library is pleased to present a rare look at Chinese-American women’s history told through legal cases fought in the Supreme Court of the U.S. and the supreme courts of its states.  Herstory features rare photographs and case descriptions of the efforts by Chinese-American women to gain legal status in the U.S.

8 hanging banners and 9 display boards are on display now at Kapolei Public Library 2nd-floor center reading area and mezzanine railings.

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.

IN CELEBRATION OF THE 2017 SUMMER READING PROGRAM!

Ian O’Sullivan is a classically-trained guitarist who will perform his various instrumental tunes and discuss his music style. Ian is well-versed in Hawaiian slack-key guitar and the ukulele, in addition to the Western classical repertoire. He is the first guitarist from Hawaii to be accepted to Yale University’s School of Music and has performed at various local and prestigious national music venues. Program is suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i, Hawaii State Federal Credit Union, Meadow Gold Dairies, Hawaiian Electric Companies, 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 and support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the University of Hawaii.

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.

June 01 – August 31, 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.

The word spelled out with Scrabble pieces.

The Better Business Bureau Foundation of Hawaiʻi  invites you to join us for a free, one hour presentation to learn about:

  • The Top Scams in Hawaiʻi
  • Tricks that Scammers Use
  • How to Protect Yourself

Learn how not to become a victim of identity theft, which is, according the U.S. Justice Department, a “crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person’s personal data in some way that involves fraud or deception, typically for economic gain.”

This program is recommended for older adults 50 and older, who are the most vulnerable because they are not as tech savvy as younger generations. They are exploited as result, by online and phone scammers here and abroad.

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 car

June 01 – August 31, 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.

Yasu Ishida origami

IN CELEBRATION OF THE 2017 SUMMER READING PROGRAM!

Join storyteller Yasu Ishida on a magical journey of origami, a paper folding art! Learn how to make amusing action origami which animates to fly, flip, jump and snap. This 45-minute hands-on workshop focuses on folding 3 to 4 action origami designs, such as traditional flapping bird, flying bat, and even wiggling dinosaur. Program is suitable for ages 9 and older.

This is a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program and 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.

Cartoon side-view image of bandit seated at computer.

Chris Duque will present on cybercrime and cybersafety/cybersecurity.

Free. Recommended for all interested adults. Young children must be accompanied by an adult.

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.

LEGO LEAHI

Build a Better World with LEGO!!  The LEGO Enthusiasts Association of Hawaii (LEAHI) will be displaying some of their creations, provide LEGO bricks for hands-on building, and have LEGO building contests.  Children of all ages are invited to attend and show their creativity.  Young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

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.

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