Wailuku Public Library

Address

251 S High St, Wailuku, HI 96793, United States
808-243-5766

About

Welcome to the Wailuku Public Library! Designed by architect C. W. Dickey with a high, steep roof to facilitate air circulation, our library opened on Aug. 6, 1929. We are the first public library in Maui County and located within the Wailuku Civic Center Historic District.  A state-of-the-art Maui Bookmobile funded by the Maui Friends of the Library is based here.

Upcoming Events

Two harpists on grass lawn

Join harpists Lily Swan & Crissy Palmieri in a magical holiday music performance! This one-hour program is sponsored by the Maui Friends of the Library and is suitable for all ages. Young 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.

 

Star Christmas Tree

Please join local artist and school art teacher, Chelsea Toia-Vaas, for a free, fun holiday art program! Keiki in grades 3 and up will upcycle old books and magazines to create their very own Christmas trees, and craft handmade cards to give away for the holidays!

All materials will be provided. Young children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sponsored by the Maui Friends of the Library. For more information, please call or visit the library.

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.

Cartoon caterpillar reading a book

Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, along with their caregivers, are invited to join us for our weekly storytime!  It’s the perfect time for keiki to make friends and gain early literacy skills! Each week, we share stories, songs, action rhymes, fingerplays and crafts! Program is suitable for ages 5 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.

School’s out early on Wednesdays, so please join us for a free after school movie! A different film is chosen each week, including new releases, Disney and Pixar titles, and other animated or family-friendly films. Most films are rated up to PG, but we do occasionally play PG-13 titles. Please contact the library to find out what movie will be playing this week.

Program schedules are subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Assistance Dog with Book

Children in grades 1-5 will have the opportunity to read to registered therapy dogs and/or dogs in training from Assistance Dogs of Hawaii. It is a unique approach to make reading fun for children, with the ultimate goal of improving literacy skills and building self-confidence. Parents must pre-register for 15-minute time slots, and a parent/caregiver must be present during the session.

 

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library (10 days for Oahu; 15 days for neighbor islands) in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

 

Adesina

The Maui Live Poets Society invites you to join them for poetry appreciation and open poetry reading. Recommended for ages 18 and over.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library (10 days for Oahu; 15 days for neighbor islands) in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

 

Hours

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

Access

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

Services

Computers 13
Magazines 68
Newspapers 10
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes