Aina Haina Public Library

Address

5246 Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96821, United States
808-377-2456

About

Welcome to the Aina Haina Public Library! Designed by architect Edward Aotani, our library opened on Oct. 18, 1962. A senior services librarian was added in 2008 to meet the needs of an aging community. In 2011, our library became the first public library on Oʻahu to install a photovoltaic solar system.

Upcoming Events

Taiko Drummer Kenny Endo

Master taiko drummer Kenny Endo and his Taiko Center of the Pacific ensemble will demonstrate and discuss taiko in group and festival drumming. Learn about the different drums and  percussion instruments of Japan as used in traditional and contemporary music. Kenny Endo and his ensemble have performed extensively all over the United States and throughout the world. This 45-minute program is recommended for ages 5 and older. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or 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 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

preschool storytime

Please join us for a 30-minute fun storytime for preschool children! We’ll read stories, sing songs and have a simple craft to make and take home with you. This storytime is suitable for children 2 to 4-years-old and their adult caregivers.

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.

Teens grade 6-12 are invited to relax and enjoy free snacks in the auditorium while viewing this hit movie!

In this sequel to Pixar’s 2003 smash hit Finding Nemo,  lovable and amnesiac blue tang Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) decides to go off in search of her long-lost parents.  With the help of young clown fish Nemo (Hayden Rolence) and his dad Marlin (Albert Brooks), Dory heads for California and the Monterey Marine Life Institute, evading predators along the way as she hopes to find a place she can call home.

MPAA rating:  PG

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.

Mahalo to the Friends of the Aina Haina Public Library for providing the funding for snacks.

Bamboo forest next to temple

Please join us for a fascinating talk and power point presentation by Robert Merce, a retired lawyer from Hawaii, who walked the 750 mile pilgrimage to the 88 temples in Shikoku, Japan.

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.

Neil McIntyre wearing a black t-shirt & large red hat

Please join us for an entertaining and educational program of Hip-Hop music for families!  Neil McIntyre (Mr. Kneel) is a professional speaker, Hip-Hop Emcee, beatboxer and professional goofball.  He uses his talents to encourage and uplift children of all ages.  Neil creates inspired original Hip-Hop music which assists educators and parents in promoting children’s social, emotional and cognitive development.

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

Hours

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

Access

Parking spots 3
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 1
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 12
Magazines 35
Newspapers 6
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No