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

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 and build skills, maybe meet friends.

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.

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.

annie and annie

Please join Aiea Public Library for a special Annie double feature to start off our LIBRARIES ROCK summer reading program!  First, at 3:30 pm, we will show the old Annie, with Carol Burnett and Bernadette Peters.  This movie was based on the musical Annie, which in turn was based on the comic strip, Little Orphan Annie.  Description of the story is as follows from Movie Licensing, USA (www.movlic.com):  John Huston’s adaptation of the Broadway musical about the plucky comic-strip orphan who dreams of finding a loving family while toiling in an institution run by a mean woman.  It is 128 minutes long and is rated PG.  Then at 5:30 pm, we will show the newest movie, Annie, featuring Jamie Foxx.  Description of the story is as follows from Movie Licensing, USA (www.movlic.com):  A New York City tycoon adopts a vivacious orphan as a PR stunt in his bid to become mayor, but the little girl becomes his saving grace by teaching him what’s truly important in life.  This movie is rated PG and is 118 minutes long.

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.

 

Magic James Lee

Join us for a special magic show with Magic James Lee to kick off the 2018 Summer Reading Program. James has been performing magic and delighting audiences for over 25 years. His unique style and magical artistry entertains both adults and children of all ages. James loves to entertain and both share and teach magic.

This 45-minute program is suitable for all ages. Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Sponsored by the Aiea Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i.

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

Pokemon Escape Room

We choose YOU to escape from the Aiea Public Library’s lastest Pokemon themed Escape Room.  In this real time adventure game, you must use teamwork, clues, hints, and strategy to open boxes, solve puzzles, break ciphers, and unlock your way to freedom!

IMPORTANT INFO

See the Information Desk to signup or call 483-7333

 *Program size is limited. RESERVATIONS SUGGESTED.

*Be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before your game’s start time and check in at the Information Desk in the library.

*Maximum of 10 players per group.

*Smaller groups that book the same time slot will be combined.

*Walk-in registration permitted if space available.

*These are live-action events: if you arrive after your game has started, you will have less time to participate.

*Children participating must be at least 11 years old or supervised by a responsible adult.

*Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter of if special accommodations are needed.

 

libraries rock kahoot

Join us for a fun, interactive quiz game revolving around the theme “LIBRARIES ROCK!”  Got your own smartphone or tablet? Feel free to download the free Kahoot! app to your device to play on.  Don’t have your own device?  A few teams may borrow a device from the library to play.  Teams are made up of up to two people.  Prizes will be given to the winners, and refreshments will be provided during gameplay.

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.

Lego Club Icon

Calling all LEGO enthusiasts! Join the Aiea Public Library for building activity. Participants will have a building challenge and free play. Walk-ins welcome as space allows. Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance if a sign language interpreter or special accommodations are needed.

Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. See the information desk for more information.

 

ribbon leis

Need leis to give out at grad parties?  Save money by making them yourself!  Learn how to make a simple ribbon lei or decorate a plain kukui nut lei.  All materials to be provided.

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.

Hawaii Opera Theatre - HOT

Celebrate the 2018 Summer Reading Program!

Singers from the Hawaii Opera Theatre (HOT) will perform a variety of Broadway and classical favorites. HOT has been producing professional opera in Hawaii for over thirty years. This free 45-minute program is suitable for ages 8 & older.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i and the 2018 Summer Reading Sponsors. 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.

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.

 

therapy dogs bailey and brownie

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.

 

Sock Hop

Shake, rattle and roll on over to the Aiea Public Library’s Sock Hop. Listen to a few stories, and then get rockin’ with some hoppin’ tunes.

Feel free to dress up  and come on down. So fans and friends and odds and ends, and you gals and guys, a few words to the wise just be yourselves and have a ball. That’s what it’s all about, after all.

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.

Greet a Dog

Come see members from K9 Therapets Hawaii.  Canine visitors have gone through special training to interact with people and will be demonstrating the best ways to interact with a dog in different settings. You will have time to meet the therapy dogs and practice concepts after the program.

Would you know what to do if you saw a strange dog running loose in your neighborhood? What about if you’re walking in the park? Learn steps to keep you as safe as possible in situations like these and more.

Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

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.

Seniors walking for exercise

Health professionals from Pali Momi Medical Center will present information on the topics of sleep apnea and sleep disorders in seniors at Aiea Public Library. This is a community education series for seniors and caregivers.

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.

Make Music
  • Oahu – Aiea
  • Oahu
  • July 7, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • 808-483-7333

Create, make music and sing! Join Aiea Public Library as they demonstrate how to make homemade musical instruments out of recycled items. Make your own instrument to take home. This program is free and all supplies will be provided.

Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. 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.

Lego Club Icon

Calling all LEGO enthusiasts! Join the Aiea Public Library for building activity. Participants will have a building challenge and free play. Walk-ins welcome as space allows. Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance if a sign language interpreter or special accommodations are needed.

Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. See the information desk for more information.

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