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

Black and white drawing of a monster walking toward a house

North Kohala Library will show the movie version of Patrick Ness’s book, “A Monster Calls”  followed by  a brief discussion comparing the book and movie.  Teens are encouraged, but not required, to read the book in advance of the film.  Books are available from North Kohala Public Library.  Popcorn and drinks will be provided. Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 15 days in advance if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is required.

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.

Afterschool Activities Club Tuesdays 2:30p.m.

North Kohala Public Library invites you to join the after-school activities club on selected Wednesdays for ages 6 and up. We will enjoy a variety of fun activities, meet new friends, and learn new things. Possible activities include Lego building, Wii gaming, drama, crafting, movies, book talks, and sports. 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.

North Kohala Public Library in Kapaau will present “Origins of the Hawaiian People” a “talk story” session with North Kohala historian, Boyd D. Bond, at 6:30 p.m. on Monday Oct 23.

Boyd Bond’s knowledge of Hawaii’s history stems from his academic studies and from a lifetime spent in Hawaii as a 6th generation descendent of early western settlers in Hawaii. Boyd was raised in Hawaii in a sugar plantation family, living on plantations throughout the state.Of his interest in Hawaiian history, Bond says, “I can’t ever remember a time when I wasn’t immersed in it. Many of the stories of Hawaii’s history are also our family stories.” Bond earned a BA in Hawaiian history from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and went on to earn a masters degree in education.

Call the North Kohala Public Library at 889-6655 for more information. Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is required.

 

 

Blue Zones cooks, Gayle and Cherise Yogi, will teach you how to cook for healthy eating! The program is perfect for young adults to seniors interested in cooking healthy! 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.

The North Kohala Public Library Poetry group meets regularly to write, read, and share a love of poetry.

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.

 

Jewelry artist, Sid Nakamoto, will offer two sessions of his popular jewelry making program—at 2 p.m. and at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 6. Materials donated by the artist and the Friends of the North Kohala Library will be provided for participants to create their own jewelry piece.  Due to the popularity of Sid’s jewelry workshops, a limit has been placed on the number of participants.  Call the library to register.   Program Schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 15 days in advance if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is required..

 

 

 

 

Join North Kohala’s published and amateur authors as they read from their recent work and share stories of their writing life.

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.

North Kohala Public Library’s book group meets at 11 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.  The November book selection is “The End of Your Life Book Club” by Will Schwalbe.

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.

The North Kohala Public Library Poetry group meets regularly to write, read, and share a love of poetry.

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.

 

North Kohala historian, Boyd D. Bond will present a talk story session on  “Food and Agriculture in the Islands”.

Starting with the native environment and examining the canoe plants the first Polynesians brought with them, Bond will describe ancient foods and farming practices, and how that changed with western contact, and how it changed again with large scale commercial agriculture, and then changed once more with regular shipping.

Call the North Kohala Public Library at 889-6655 for more information. Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is required.

 

 

North Kohala Public Library’s book group meets at 11 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.  The December book selection is “The Life Changing magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo.

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