Aiea Public Library

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Address

99-374 Pohai Place, Aiea, HI 96701, United States
808-483-7333
Photo of Aiea branch building

About

Welcome to the Aiea Public Library! Designed by architect Glenn Miura of CDS International and built on the site of the former Aiea Sugar Mill, our library opened on July 19, 2014. Our $10.4 million library replaces the original library building at 99-143 Moanalua Road. It includes features to reduce electricity costs such as a high-efficiency air-conditioning system and photovoltaic solar panels. In August 2014, Aiea Public Library was awarded the coveted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification.


Upcoming events at this branch

Colorful cartoon kids jumping

Come out and Play to celebrate our library building’s 10th birthday! Fun and exciting experiences can help solidify conceptual learning. The library will have various interactive play stations in this nontraditional library setting. Some activities will include blocks, color or stamping stations, and sensory bins. There will also be make and takes decorating premade slime with mix-ins and wind ribbon bracelets.  Best for ages 7 and younger, but all families welcome.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.

Joy Au's books Hawaii Sings, A Bug Hunt in Hawaii Nei, and What if Elephants Wore Hula Skirts at the Honolulu Zoo

Join local author, Joy Au as she reads some of her books and tells stories, followed by talk story with the author, book themed activities. Best for ages 3 – 5, however, all ages are welcome.

 

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. All programs are subject to change.

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii

Nate Gyotoku, the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i (JCCH) President and Executive Director, will be telling stories of his experiences. Nate was involved in redesigning and naming of the Tokioka Heritage Resource Center and chaired the New Year’s Ohana Festival for two years. He’s helped the people of Hawaii celebrate their ties to Japan and their Japanese ancestry as well as experienced a few spine-tinglers at JCC (hello ghosties). Nate is a creative and enthralling storyteller that will have all ages captivated.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.
All programs are subject to change.

 

four children sitting on the floor, a librarian reading ABC, 123 to them from a book

Celebrate the importance of early literacy and come together to nurture pre-reading skills in your child. Listen to a few stories, enjoy a  magnet activity, and sing a few songs. Take home a take-away craft. Space is limited to 20 children and their accompanying adult, all children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Best for an audience of children ages 3—5 but all are welcome

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. For a schedule of events, go to librarieshawaii.org/events.

 

kpop

Come to Aiea Library on Saturday July 27 and celebrate our 10th anniversary and all things K-pop! We will have several crafts you can make and take (all materials will be provided), and a K-pop dance class presented by local dance group K-era. We will also have a number of vendors for you to buy K-pop items from, with part of the proceeds going to the Friends of Aiea Library.

10 am—Craft Time! Make your own Bead Bracelets

11 am—Craft Time! Design your own buttons or magnets

12 pm—Craft Time! Design your own cupsleeves

1 pm—Happy Anniversary Aiea Public Library! – Congratulatory Messages and Refreshments

2 pm—K-pop Dance Class with K-era

The vendors will be:

Lonely Creature Shop

Artsea Otter

Studio Pyro Designs

The OldTaku

Marbymar21

Eaten Clover

Lynz stitch n craft corner

sd808creation

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. All programs are subject to change. See a schedule of upcoming events at librarieshawaii.org/

 

Tala Learns to Siva Book Cover

Join local author, Kealani Netane as she reads her book Tala Learns to Siva, and shows us a few basics of  Siva followed by, talk story with the author, book themed activities, and a short dance demonstration. Best for ages 3 – 5, however, all ages are welcome.

 

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. All programs are subject to change.

comic jam hawaii logo

Come join the artists of Comic Jam Hawaii and get your draw on! In this informal social gathering of local artists (professional, aspiring, and hobbyist), participants can have fun and participate where they’re comfortable. Artists do collaborative cartoons, illustrations, and sketches while talking story. All abilities and levels are welcome. Drawings are collected at the end of each session and scanned into their Facebook Group page, Comic Jam Hawaii.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. All programs are subject to change. See a schedule of upcoming events at librarieshawaii.org/

 

puzzle time

Join us for puzzle time in the Children’s Section. This program is suitable for Toddlers-K. Come to play, build motor skills, and meet friends.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.

4 people each holding a dog

This program is designed to give people a chance to enjoy reading aloud with no pressure and no judgment. However, if you don’t want to read to the dog, you can just visit. The registered therapy dogs of K9 Therapets Hawaii visit every 2nd Thursday of the month!  All the dogs that participate are specially trained and can help kids of all ages practice reading aloud without judgment.  If you want a comfortable setting to practice your reading fluency, reading comprehension, or comfort with canines in general, this is the event for you.

A sign-up sheet for 20 minute sessions with a dog will be available on the meeting room door on the day of the program. Walk-ins welcome as space permits.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. All programs are subject to change. See a schedule of upcoming events at librarieshawaii.org/

 

four children sitting on the floor, a librarian reading ABC, 123 to them from a book

Celebrate the importance of early literacy and come together to nurture pre-reading skills in your child. Listen to a few stories, enjoy a  magnet activity, and sing a few songs. followed by a craft. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Best for an audience of children ages 3—5 but all are welcome.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. Program schedule is subject to change.

 

Hours

Date Time
Monday CLOSED - CLOSED
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED - CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 49
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 3
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 15
Magazines 33
Newspapers 2
WiFi Yes
Friends' book store Yes
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No

In observance of the Statehood Day holiday, all public libraries will be closed on Friday, August 16, 2024.

In observance of the Labor Day holiday, all public libraries will be closed from Saturday to Monday, August 31 to September 2, 2024.