Waialua Public Library

Address

67-068 Kealohanui St, Waialua, HI 96791, United States
808-637-8286

About

Welcome to the Waialua Public Library! Built by Isamu Abe Construction, our current library is the smallest public library on Oahu. In 1997, the Public Library Association (division of American Library Association) honored it as the “Best Small/Rural Library in America.” In 2013, our library celebrated its 85th Anniversary in grand-style.

Upcoming Events

colorful letters spelling out bookclub

The Waialua Public Library hosts a monthly book club that meets every 4th Thursday at 9:30 a.m.

Join us for a lively book discussion, and find out more about next month’s book pick!

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

 

Photo of Waialua branch building

The Waialua library offers free basic computer instruction every Friday at 9am. Learn to log in using your library card, navigate the catalog, browse the web, and access your email.

Call for an appointment, space is limited.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

possums reading a book

Kids of all ages are invited to join us at the Waialua library for stories and a craft activity every Saturday morning at 10am! Craft activities may include the use of glue, children’s scissors, markers/crayons, and (if we are feeling daring) glitter.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Giving Back with Ronald McDonald logo

CELEBRATE THE 2017 CHILDREN’S SUMMER READING PROGRAM!

This educational program will inspire children to give back to the community and show the magic in helping others. Ronald McDonald® will use a creative mix of music, magic, skits and games to reinforce the value of giving back and the enjoyment that comes from it. Children will learn to share their talents, time and gifts and are encouraged to share the things they are good at or are interested in. This 40-minute program is suitable for ages 3 to 8. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Sponsored by McDonald’s® Restaurants of Hawai‘i.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

North Kohala Library writers group

The Waialua library hosts a writer’s group every 2nd Saturday of the month. Group members compose short stories and poems based on a monthly theme, but all writing is welcome, and new members are encouraged to bring their current projects and join the discussion.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Storyteller Yasu Ishida

Join us at the Waialua Public Library for our annual Summer Reading Program Finale, with pizza and a special performance featuring the magic and origami of Yasu Ishida! Refreshments will be provided after the program. All ages welcome.

Yasu Ishida is an award winning magician, director, and performer. After graduating the Chavez Studio of Magic, which is the most prestigious magic school in the world, he has been performing in and directing shows at locations from Disney Summer Stage Kids in New York to Honolulu Theatre for Youth (HTY). He is the creator/director of Rock’n the Holidays with Rakugo!, a production incorporating Japanese Rakugo & Kamishibai storytelling styles with Origami and magic tricks, at HTY. He is also a regular storyteller at Honolulu Talkstory Festival, which is the longest running annual storytelling festival in Hawaii.

 

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

 

Hours

Date Time
Monday CLOSED – CLOSED
Tuesday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 0
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 1
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 7
Magazines 44
Newspapers 5
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No