Aiea Public Library

Address

99-374 Pohai Place, Aiea, HI 96701, United States
808-483-7333

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

3 candy corn

Scare up some good reads, and some prizes too at the Aiea Public Library’s chilling check-out challenge! Children 6th grade and under may draw sticker packets for every book that they (or their guardian) borrow. If your sticker packet contains a candy corn sticker, you win a prize.

Grades 4-6, if you are reading a book with a Nene sticker on the spine, let us know and get an extra sticker packet.

More books borrowed = more chances to win! The Challenge is happening now and ends on October 31st.
See the information desk for more information/sign-up. No purchase or consideration necessary to participate.  All programs are subject to change.  

puzzle time

Join us for puzzle time in the Children’s Room. This program is suitable for toddlers+. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.  Come to play, build skills, and meet friends.

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.  For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.

Aiea public library story time, reader with kids sitting at story time

Come and help create life-long readers.  These 30-45 minute programs are full of books, songs, and activities that are designed to get kids ready to read. Children are encouraged to participate and engage with the stories, and activities with their grownups.

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.  For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.

Therapy Dogs

Read to the registered therapy dogs of K9 Hawaii.  All the dogs that participate are specially trained and can help kids practice reading aloud without judgment.  Recent research has shown that reading to therapy dogs can boost reading skills in children, as well as help with emotional and social skills. 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 15 minute sessions with a dog will be posted on the library’s meeting room door the day of the visit at 2:30 p.m.

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.  For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.

 

Cover of Honto 4 Real

Do you love getting shivers down your spine, and the feel of “chicken skin?” Do you believe in the supernatural or is it just fiction and an overactive imagination? Come listen to Aunty Ipo Maeda-Nakamine, author of “Honto 4 Real”, as she tells stories of local occurrences from the beyond. Take a journey with Aiea Public Library into Hawaii’s supernatural encounters, but be prepared…

In this program, best for ages 8 and up, storyteller, folklorist, and shaman Moira “Ipo” Maeda-Nakamine will tell tales based on true stories that have either happened to her, her family members or close friends. For those who do not care to believe in the supernatural, these tales can be enjoyed as fiction. For those who do believe that the dead walks, or are searching for answers, these stories will hopefully provide insight into the shadow world.

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.  For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.

Hours

Date Time
Monday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Friday CLOSED – CLOSED
Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 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