Important Alert #1:  The Hilo Public Library's restrooms, except for those in the Children's Section, are not in service as of Friday, January 11, 2019. No ADA restrooms are available at this time. The estimated time of repair is Wednesday, January 16, 2019.  We apologize for this inconvenience to our Hilo library patrons.

Important Alert #2:  The Kaneohe Public Library will be closed for approximately one month, starting January 2, 2019 for a parking lot improvement project.  The book drop will be closed from 10 a.m. on Monday, December 31, 2018  and remain closed until the library reopens. During the closure, borrowed items may be returned to any public library. Updates on the reopening of the Kaneohe Public Library will be posted on our website. We apologize for this inconvenience to our Kaneohe library users.

Waianae Public Library

Address

85-625 Farrington Hwy, Waiʻanae, HI 96792, United States
808-697-7868

About

Welcome to the Waianae Public Library! Built by contractor Charles Windstedt, our library opened on Dec. 20, 1966 and is located next to the Waianae Fire Station and Waianae District Park. Our small library serves 44,000 residents on the Westside coast of Oahu from Nanakuli to Makaha. The library has a unique and extensive collection of Hawaiian quilt patterns.

Upcoming Events

Planner calendar

Teens, 2019 is the year to get organized!  Make your planner useful and beautiful using washi tape, stickers, and more.  Guest presenters from InPeace will show you how to get started.  Be sure to bring your planner with you.  This program is for ages 12-18 only.

All programs are subject to change.  If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

Cartoon animals reading books. Storytime

Enjoy weekly themed books, songs, and crafts with the whole family. Each week we discuss a new theme and read related stories. A craft based on the theme is also provided. This program is recommended for children in preschool and older but all are welcome. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

Cartoon caterpillar with books

Storytime for infants, toddlers, and their caregivers. Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and activities based on early literacy research and the Every Child Ready to Read Program. Learn how talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing help get your child ready to read. This program is intended for children 0 -3 years old. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

Mothers dancing with babies in baby carriers

Mommy Moves® is a music & movement based class that is as good for you as it is for your little one! This class is a combination of dance fitness and BabyWeights® toning exercises. It is 100% baby-carrier friendly. If your baby is walking, they can exercise and play right by your side! We use props, musical instruments and games to keep little ones of all ages engaged and happy. Expect to play, move & grove!

What to bring: sneakers & water. Baby carrier recommended if you are bringing a baby who is not walking yet.

Age: 5 weeks – 5 years, older siblings welcome.

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date. Program is suitable for ages 5 and under. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

photo of Kilauea erupting

Were you mesmerized by the recent lava flow footage from Hawaii Island?

Dr. Thomas Shea is a volcanologist and petrologist at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He will share videos, photos and his personal experiences from the 2018 Kilauea/East Rift Zone volcanic eruption. After the presentation, you can see lava rock samples.

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

Honolulu Theatre for Youth's Trash and Treasure logo

Honolulu Theatre for Youth's circular logoOne person’s trash is another’s treasure. This interactive adventure explores the world of trash from garbage trucks, to the tiny “treasures” that fill our pockets. Music and magic pepper this exploration of how no resource or opportunity should be wasted in the life cycle of “stuff.” Suitable for ages 3 and older. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

This free 30-minute children’s theatre show was created with funding from the City & County of Honolulu, Department of Environmental Services.  Library performances are funded by the Samuel N. & Mary Castle Foundation and the Sidney Stern Memorial Trust.

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

 

Father and son reading together

Free books, food, and lucky prize drawings!

At the library’s read aloud nights families will enjoy books read by our special guest readers and community literacy partners. All children in attendance will receive a free book to keep as their own.  Refreshments will also be provided.

Keep the fun going! – Complete a Read Aloud Bingo Card and be entered into the lucky prize drawing for family fun activities.

This recurring program will take place from 6:00-7:30 on:

  • September 19
  • November 21
  • January 16
  • March 20
  • May 15

Mahalo to our program partners: HECO, Friends of the Library of Hawaii, Read to Me International, and Hawaii Literacy.

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date. Program is suitable for ages 5 and under. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Hours

Date Time
Monday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 19
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 2
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 14
Magazines 46
Newspapers 1
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store Yes
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes