Naalehu Public Library

Address

95-5669 Mamalahoa Hwy, Naalehu, HI 96772, United States
808-939-2442

About

Welcome to the Naalehu Public Library! One of the smallest libraries in HSPLS, our 775- sq. ft. “portable” library building opened in its present location on Feb. 24, 1994. Naalehu is considered the “southernmost community in the USA” which would make our library the “southernmost library in the USA.” Our library serves patrons from Naalehu through Ocean View.

Upcoming Events

Family Movie Matinee

Join us for an afternoon movie! We show a different family-friendly movie each week -call the library @ 939-2442 to find out this week’s feature film. Free popcorn will be served, while supplies last!

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library (10 days for Oahu; 15 days for neighbor islands) in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Pile of colored Lego bricks

Whether you’re a master LEGO builder or first timer, this is the place for you! Use your creativity following a weekly theme, or build anything you choose! Build independently, or as a team! LEGOs will be provided by the Library, so please keep personal LEGOs at home. Completed LEGO masterpieces will be showcased on our bookshelves during the week for viewing by the general public.

No sign-up is needed – just drop-in anytime between 2pm and 4pm. Program is recommended for ages 4 and up. 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.

Cartoon caterpillar reading a book

Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, along with their caregivers, are invited to join us for this fun storytime with Miss Linda from Tutu & Me!  It’s the perfect time for keiki to make friends and gain early literacy skills. We will share stories, songs, action rhymes, fingerplays, crafts, and a snack.

Program is suitable for ages 5 and under. 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.

Unsafe at Any Meal Book Cover

The Naalehu Public Library is pleased to host local author Dr. Renee Dufault, who will tell us all about her new book Unsafe at Any Meal: What the FDA Does Not Want You to Know About the Foods You Eat.

Her book “explains food labeling in plain terms, offers guidelines for a nutritionally balanced diet, and much more. Extensive references…round out this ‘must-have’ for consumers.” – Midwest Book Review

Dr. Dufault became a medical laboratory specialist when she joined the U.S. Army in 1976. Following her four-year service, she went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning at the University of California at Davis. She then served in the Navy for two years as an Industrial Hygiene Officer, before transferring to the Public Health Service (PHS), where she served as an Environmental Health Officer. During her fourteen years at the PHS, she worked at the National Institutes of Health, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Food and Drug Administration, where she provided expertise in the areas of toxicology, environmental health, and industrial hygiene. Since her retirement, Dr. Dufault went on to earn a doctorate in Health Education. In addition, she is the founding Executive Director of the Food Ingredient and Health Research Institute (FIHRI), and, as such, collaborates with scientists worldwide to conduct studies and publish papers focused on the many toxic substances still contained in our present food supply. A popular world-wide speaker, Dr. Dufault has had numerous articles published in peer-reviewed journals. She currently resides in Hawaii. 

All are welcome to this free signing event!

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.

Hours

Date Time
Monday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED – CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 3
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 1
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms No

Services

Computers 3
Magazines 24
Newspapers 2
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes