North Kohala Public Library

Address

54-3645 Akoni Pule Hwy, Kapaau, HI 96755, United States
808-889-6655

About

Welcome to the North Kohala Public Library! Designed by CDS International, our $7.8 million, 6,000 sq.-ft. “green” library opened on Nov. 8, 2010. In Dec. 2011, we became the first HSPLS library and first state building in Hawaii to achieve LEED Gold Certification. Creative and innovative design features including wind and photovoltaic energy systems have helped us save about $1,500 annually on electricity bills.

Upcoming Events

Every Monday evening at 6p.m. enjoy a family film all rated PG, and open to ages 5 and up (except for “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, which is PG-13). The movies and dates are as follows: June 5 “Moana”, June 19 “Secret Life of Pets”, June 26 “Finding Dory”, July 3 “Kubo & the Two Strings”, and on July 10 “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”*PG-13*(Parental Advisory). Please call for more information.

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

 

Summer Reading Program June 4 - July 15, 2017

Starting June 7, kids ages 6-12 can participate in WOW Wednesdays at 1:00p.m. On Wednesday June 7 and 14 children will make a fairy or gnome house from a recycled book, as well as a wooden fairy or gnome doll. On June 21 children will take part in designing, building, and testing an outdoor pool noodle obstacle course. Using Legos, pool noodles, cardboard tubes, and other recycled materials children will build a marble run on June 28. Kites and other flying objects will take to the skies on July 5. Kids will be create and test (wind permitting) a variety of different types of flying objects. On the final WOW Wednesday, July 12 there will be an end of the summer reading program celebration including food, water games, and a slip ‘n’ slide (remember to bring your swim suit and towel). Please call for more information.

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

 

Enhance your Hawaiian Language skills

Na Imi Ike is an Olelo Hawaii study group open to all ages and skill levels. Our goal is to create of group of motivated learners in North Kohala who will support each other towards fluency in the Hawaiian Language

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

10a.m. Fridays Storytime

The Library would like to invite you to join us for storytime fun. We host storytime every Friday for keiki ages 2-5 and their caregivers. The program includes stories, songs, and crafts. Storytime has many benefits, such as helping brain development by increasing knowledge, vocabulary, imagination, and concentration.

Program is suitable for ages five 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.

10a.m. Fridays Storytime

The Library would like to invite you to join us for storytime fun. We host storytime every Friday for keiki ages 2-5 and their caregivers. The program includes stories, songs, and crafts. Storytime has many benefits, such as helping brain development by increasing knowledge, vocabulary, imagination, and concentration.

Program is suitable for ages five 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.

10a.m. Fridays Storytime

The Library would like to invite you to join us for storytime fun. We host storytime every Friday for keiki ages 2-5 and their caregivers. The program includes stories, songs, and crafts. Storytime has many benefits, such as helping brain development by increasing knowledge, vocabulary, imagination, and concentration.

Program is suitable for ages five 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.

movie poster for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The party starts at 3:30p.m. on July 10 with a Wizard Wand craft. Wizarding food, including Butterbeer (non-alcoholic) will follow at 5:00p.m. and the movie “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (PG-13) will begin at 5:30p.m. Please call for more information.

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

 

North Kohala Public Library’s book group meets at 11 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.  The

July book selection is, “A Patchwork Planet” by  Anne Tyler.

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.

writer's group

Join the North Kohala Public Library’s writer’s group from 10 a.m. until noon on the third Tuesday of each month to exercise and enhance your writing skills.  For beginning writers or published authors–the timid, the brave–serious or amateur–prolific or blocked.  The group is facilitated by published author, Eila Algood, who asks that you bring pen, paper, and any writing samples you may want to share.

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 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
Saturday CLOSED – CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 18
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 1
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 11
Magazines 31
Newspapers 3
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes