Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library

Address

400 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, United States
808-733-8488

About

Welcome to the Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library! Designed by Cyril Lemmon and Associates, we opened on July 11, 1952, at the Diamond Head end of the Ala Wai Canal. Known for its cathedral-like windows, our library serves “snow birds” during the winter from the mainland, Canada, and other visitors worldwide.

Upcoming Events

Join us for stories, songs and movement!  Make a simple craft to take home!  This program is best for toddlers to children in first grade.

Should a sign language interpreter or other accommodations be needed, please contact the library at least 10 days before the event.

What are owl pellets?  They are balls of fur and bone that an owl coughed up since they are not able to digest bones, fur and feathers.  You may discover the bones of a mouse or a bird!  Did you know that there are two species of owl that live in Hawaii?  Learn about owls in a fun and entertainingly gross way!  The pellets have been sanitized and do not smell bad.  This program is appropriate for ages 7 and up.

Should a sign language interpreter or other accommodations be needed, please notify the library at least 10 days before the event.

Yasu Ishida origami

IN CELEBRATION OF THE 2017 SUMMER READING PROGRAM!

Prepare to be amazed, dazzled & bewildered by Story Circus with Yasu Ishida – an exciting storytelling show where stories meet circus. Can you imagine what Balloon Haiku (balloon animals coming to life with Haiku), Storygami (storytelling with Origami), & Storytelling with Magic look like? Stories will come together in visual ways, inviting audience interaction and lots of fun. After the stories, children get to make a simple magic trick that they can take home to perform. This free 45-minute program is suitable for children in preschool to grade 5. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i, Hawaii State Federal Credit Union, Meadow Gold Dairies, Hawaiian Electric Companies, HMS Host, Hansen Distribution Group, Roberts Hawaii, Mitsunaga & Associates, Aloha United Way, and the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. This is a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program with additional funding and support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the University of Hawaii.

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.

Explore electronics using play dough!  Experiment with dough, LED lights, buzzers and batteries to shape creations that light up and buzz!  You’ll have fun while learning about electricity.  Afterwards, watch Wall-E on the big screen.  Enjoy this Oscar-winning computer animated delight about the misadventures of the last robot on Earth, who romances a sleek, high-tech android.  This event is appropriate for children five years old and up.  Should a sign language interpreter or other accommodations be needed, please notify the library at least ten days before the event.

Games

Come enjoy games or puzzles at the library!  We have games for both adults and kids over the age of 5!  This event is fun for the whole family!  Children’s games include Chutes and Ladders, Operation, Candyland, Polynesian Voyage, Uno and more.  Adult and older children’s games include Monopoly, Scrabble, Cranium, Apples to Apples, playing cards, Charades and Telestrations.  If you don’t know how to play, we’ll teach you!

Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.  Should a sign language interpreter or other accommodations be needed, please notify the library at least ten days before the event.

Pile of colored Lego bricks

LEGO lovers join us for an hour of free play with LEGO Bricks.  No sign-up required.  We also have DUPLO bricks for preschool aged children.

Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult.

Hours

Date Time
Monday CLOSED – CLOSED
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday NOON – 7:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

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

Services

Computers 15
Magazines 38
Newspapers 4
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No