Kealakekua Public Library

Address

81-6619 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, HI 96750, United States
808-323-7585

About

Welcome to the Kealakekua Public Library! Designed by architect Howard Redfearn, our library opened on Oct. 14, 1950. The original portion of our library was built with native lava rock and ohia logs. Located in West Hawaii, our library serves residents from Keauhou-Kona to Ocean View in the Ka`u District.

Upcoming Events

Musician Jeff Peterson

IN CELEBRATION OF THE 2017 SUMMER READING PROGRAM!

Slack key guitarist Jeff Peterson will discuss his life in music and perform some instrumental songs. Jeff is one of Hawaii’s most versatile and respected musicians, providing him with opportunities to collaborate with a wide variety of artists from Hawaii, the mainland and abroad. His focus on Slack Key guitar, classical, & jazz music has allowed him to develop a unique and transcendent voice on the guitar while being deeply rooted in the traditions of his Hawaiian heritage. This 45-minute 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 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

 

Photo Credit: Kim Taylor Reece

Make a house, a motorcycle, a tractor. If you’re a great Lego builder, or a first timer, this is the place for you! Children will have the opportunity to get creative following the selected theme or build anything they choose. They can either work on their own creations, or build as a team.

No sign-up is needed. Program is suitable for ages 5 – and up. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Children are advised to leave their personal Legos at home.

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.

God's eye craft

IN CELEBRATION OF THE 2017 SUMMER READING PROGRAM!

Use your creativity with yarn to make a God’s Eye. Also known as the Ojo de Dios and found in Mexican and Mexican American communities, a God’s Eye is made by weaving a design out of yarn. Some believe that the God’s Eye is a magical object, and in some cultures, is believed to have the power to see and understand things that may be unknown.

This program is suitable for ages six and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Sponsored by F.O.L.K.

Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Hummingbird paper cut-out

IN CELEBRATION OF THE 2017 SUMMER READING PROGRAM!

Build a better world using your creativity. Create a hummingbird mandala with your papercutting skills. This craft can be mounted and framed as an art piece.

Great for teens and adults to learn a new craft.
Sponsored by F.O.L.K.

Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Hardware Science logo with lightbulb

IN CELEBRATION OF THE 2017 SUMMER READING PROGRAM!

In Hardware Science, DIY doesn’t just stand for do-it-yourself; it stands for DISCOVER-it-yourself! Children and their families will be able to participate in some fun and interactive activities that tie in the concepts of building and science. This 45-minute program is suitable for ages 5 & older. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Sponsored by HouseMart Ace Hardware and Ben Franklin Crafts.

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.

IN CELEBRATION OF THE 2017 SUMMER READING PROGRAM!

Big Island Yoga instructor, Yuki Agoot will introduce children and their parents to Yoga. Suitable for children ages 3 and up. Keiki must be accompanied by an adult.

Sponsored by F.O.L.K.

Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

IN CELEBRATION OF THE 2017 SUMMER READING PROGRAM!

Create your own wobbly, crazy, moving fish at this craft event. Take an ordinary piece of paper, and create a moving fish! Make one, two, or a whole family of fish. A fun and easy craft to do with your keiki. Suitable for ages six and older with adult supervision.

Sponsored by F.O.L.K.

Contact the library 15 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 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED – CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 14
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 1
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 10
Magazines 23
Newspapers 2
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No