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

photo of beads and jewelry making tools

Let your creativity flow as you design and create a necklace. Local artisan Branceen will be here to guide you as you create your piece of wearable art. Using a wide variety of beads and things, see what your inner artist can create.  This free class is for ages 18 and up.

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.

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.

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.

Arts and crafts supplies

Get in the spirit of giving with simple make and take crafts you can give as gifts to your loved ones. All supplies and materials will be provided. Just bring your creative self.

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.

Lucy opening the wardrobe in the lion the witch and the wardrobe

Pass through the wardrobe and into Narnia inspired activities and crafts following a short reading from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.

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.

Book Cover Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight

“In Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight, Alexandra Fuller remembers her African childhood with candor and sensitivity. Though it is a diary of an unruly life in an often inhospitable place, it is suffused with Fuller’s endearing ability to find laughter, even when there is little to celebrate. Fuller’s debut is unsentimental and unflinching but always captivating. In wry and sometimes hilarious prose, she stares down disaster and looks back with rage and love at the life of an extraordinary family in an extraordinary time.”     (from Goodread.com)

“This is not a book you read just once, but a tale of terrible beauty to get lost in over and over.”—Newsweek

“By turns mischievous and openhearted, earthy and soaring . . . hair-raising, horrific, and thrilling.”—The New Yorker

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.

Kahoot logo

Test your Christmas trivia knowledge!  Bring your thinking cap and a charged up device (phone, tablet, or laptop) to play this fast-paced game.  Participants will be given a brief amount of time to answer multiple choice trivia questions to earn points.  All participants answer at the same time by using their device.  The fastest will be rewarded the most points.  For all ages, teams or individuals are welcomed.

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.

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 15
Magazines 46
Newspapers 1
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store Yes
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes