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 at this branch

4 Flowers

!!  Ongoing Enrollment  !!

This free program encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she enters Kindergarten. One of the best ways to encourage learning is to spend time sharing books every day. Reading together helps develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid reading foundation – a key to school and learning success. Plus, sharing stories together is fun!

Stop by Aiea Public Library to enroll and pick up your reading log folder. Return to the branch after each hundred books read for a sticker and your next recording sheet. Happy Reading!

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date.  We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations.  All programs are subject to change.  For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.

Nene NOMS stamp card

Are you in grades 4, 5,  or 6? Are you looking for a good book to consume? If the answer is yes, “Nēnē NOMS” are for you!

The 2020 Nēnē Award Nominee list has 30 great choices in fiction with a new category that includes 5 graphic novels.

Get a reward for reading and reviewing books on the 2020 Nēnē Award Nominee list! When you complete a book you may choose one of 3 review types. The templates will be displayed on top of the current Nēnē Nominees.

If you create a “Box Book Review” it is worth 2 stamps. Bring your filled out review to the Information desk for verification because each stamp earns a little something sweet. When you complete a stamp card with 5 stamps you will earn a book! You may complete more than one card.  No purchase or consideration necessary to participate.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date.  We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations.  All programs are subject to change.  For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.

black bat sticker on candy corn background

We’re going batty for books at Aiea Public Library join our fang-tastic 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 bat sticker, you win a prize.

More books borrowed = more chances to win!

See the information desk for more information/sign-up. No purchase or consideration necessary to participate.

Man holding smartphone with laptop on table

Do you practice good cyber hygiene?

Throughout October 2019, cyber security professionals from the International Security Consortium (ISC)² will be visiting public libraries statewide to share best practices on keeping you and your identity safe on the Internet.

At this free one-hour presentation, a cyber expert will discuss malware protection, using strong passwords, wifi usage, online shopping and banking, scams, safe email habits, phishing, data backup, and social media. The program will conclude with a question & answer session. Suitable for ages 11 and older.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change.

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.

spiderman far from home

Aiea Public Library’s next movie will be Spider-Man: Far From Home, and will be on Thursday, October 24 at 5:30 pm.  For those who want to know what the story is about, here is a description from the Movie Licensing USA (www.movlic.com):  Peter Parker is on a trip to Europe with his classmates when elementals start wreaking havoc across the continent. Nick Fury enlists his help to fight the new threats, alongside master illusionist Mysterio.   This movie is 130 minutes long and is rated PG-13.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date.  We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations.  All programs are subject to change.  For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.

journal with pencil and eraser

Are you challenging yourself to write 50,000 words of your novel during National Novel Writing Month in November?

We’re here to support you! Decorate a journal to keep your ideas. We’ll also provide you with some tips on keeping up with your writing during the holidays.

Meet others who share the same goals.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change. For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

senior, falling

Kupuna Aikido will demonstrate how to reduce your risk of falling and techniques that can reduce serious injury from falls.  Learn how to fall to help protect your head from injury, prevent or reduce significant injury such as broken hips, pelvis, arms, or shoulders. Please note that this is not a martial arts class.  This is a demonstration that will not involve physical audience participation.

Kupuna Aikido is a 501(c)3 organization made up of volunteer senior Aikido instructors whose mission is “To empower Hawaii’s kupuna with Aikido-based philosophies to preserve and protect their mobile independence.”

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change. 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.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date.  We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations.  All programs are subject to change.  For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.

 

Baby Rhyme Time Books

Registration is required. Space is limited. Please call #483-7333.

This short 20-minute program is filled with interactive rhymes, short read-alouds and songs. Stick around after for free-play and meet other caregivers in the community.

  • ¨Have a child under two-years of age?
  • ¨Want to rhyme with us?
  • ¨Not currently registered for a Baby Rhyme session?
  • ¨Available on the first three Mondays in December? SIGN UP NOW AT THE INFORMATION DESK for a Special Baby Rhyme Time December Session!!!!

 

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