Laupahoehoe Public and School Library


35-2065 Old Mamalahoa Hwy, Laupahoehoe, HI 96764, USA


Welcome to the Laupahoehoe Public and School Library! Designed by Richard S. Matsunaga and Associates, we opened in 1973 but earthquake damage closed us for nearly a year. We reopened in 1974 with a state-of-the-art video studio, darkroom, and Audiovisual Production Center. We are one of the few Hawaii Island libraries to offer a meeting room for public use.

Upcoming Events

Children are invited to join the After School Coloring Club. Every weekday (Monday through Friday), from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., participants will be able to make printed clip art for coloring. All supplies will be provided. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This program will not be held on State holidays.

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

Join us for an exclusive showing of this documentary about Peace Corps Training on the Big Island from 1962-1971. This is a beautiful film depicting not only the early beginnings of Peace Corps in the United States but also of the Big Island.

If you would like to learn more about the Peace Corps past and present, please join us. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers will be present during the film as well.

Join us for a talk by Richard Spiegel who will introduce basic methods and tools for organic backyard beekeeping. Richard will explain basic techniques for beekeeping on the Big Island and recommend different options for backyard beekeeping and how to meet challenges in different climates.

Participants will be able to try on a bee suit and handle equipment used to keep bees. Please bring questions! Richard will also give a brief summary of his beginning beekeeping class taking place this June and July over four different weekends.

Russell Roberts, KH6JRM, a licensed amateur/ham radio operator, will discuss how Ham Radio serves our communities in Hawaii during times of natural and manmade disasters. When cell phone and internet services are lost, trained ham operators are ready to support emergency communications.

Learn how during times of power and general communication outage, Ham radio operators function as communication for the Hawaii County Civil Defense, the state of Hawaii, and our federal government. Mr. Roberts will also share how you can get involved in the Ham Radio Community and become a Ham radio operator.


Date Time
Monday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Parking spots 13
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 2
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes


Computers 8
Magazines 16
Newspapers 1
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No