Waimea Public Library

Address

9750 Kaumualii Hwy, Waimea, HI 96796, United States
808-338-6848

About

Welcome to the Waimea Public Library! Designed by architect Guy Rothwell, our 3,724 sq. ft. library is located on Kaumualii Highway across from Waimea High School. One of the smallest libraries in the state library system, Waimea Public Library supports a diverse and ever-changing community.

Upcoming Events

Watch a free family-friendly movie with friends at the library! Selected movies (indicated with a * next to the movie title) will also have related crafts available at 5:30 pm to make and take home.

Here is the tentative schedule of movies that will start at 6 pm. All movies are rated G or PG.

  • 6/19: Finding Dory*
  • 6/26: Sing*
  • 7/10: Moana*
  • 7/17: LEGO Batman*
  • 7/24: Big Hero 6
  • 7/31: The Queen of Katwe

Young children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Program schedule is subject to change. Please contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations.

The library invites children ages 4-12 and their families to come “Build a Better World” using LEGO bricks–and their imagination!

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.

Families with children ages birth to 5 years are invited to come read, sing, and play at the library! The librarian will present interactive stories, songs, and fingerplays during the first 20 minutes. Then the next 30 minutes are for free play (for babies and toddlers) and making art (for older toddlers and preschool-aged children)!

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.

Join the Friends of Waimea Public Library for a relaxing evening creating handmade cards. The cards will feature the Japanese art of oshibana (pressed flowers). Materials are provided for cardmaking, and attendees are welcome to bring their own supplies as well (stamps, adhesive, paper, etc.).

Program schedule is subject to change. Please contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Storyteller Ben Moffat

IN CELEBRATION OF THE 2017 SUMMER READING PROGRAM!

Storyteller Ben Moffat will entertain the audience in a storytelling performance that will use puppetry, stilts, magic, music, and movement. For over twenty years, Ben worked as a theatre professor at the University of Hawaii’s Windward Community College on Oahu. He has also performed across the United States and the world as a storyteller and with a dance-theatre troupe. This 35-minute program is suitable for ages 3 & older. 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 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

in love and war book photo

Professor Melody Miyamoto Walters will give a brief history of World War II in Hawaii and what it was like for local residents to live under martial law and deal with racism. She will then introduce the stories of her grandparents, Naoko Tsukiyama and Yoshiharu Ogata, as told through her book which includes their courtship letters exchanged during the early 1940s. Finally, Professor Walters will facilitate a discussion with the audience about letter writing.

Biography of speaker: Melody Miyamoto Walters grew up in Waimea, Hawaii. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Hawaii, and went on to earn her Master’s Degree and Ph.D. at Arizona State University. Her specialty is the history of the nineteenth-century American West, and she expanded her studies to include Hawaii.  Her book, In Love and War: The World War II Courtship Letters of a Nisei Couple was published by the University of Oklahoma Press in 2015.

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.

 

Hours

Date Time
Monday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED – CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 9
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 1
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 8
Magazines 11
Newspapers 2
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store Yes
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes