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 at this branch

Cartoon animals reading books. Storytime

Children are invited to join us for stories, rhymes, songs and a craft.

This storytime is designed for Toddlers ages 2-4.  All children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Storytime will be held every Thursday at 10:30 a.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 events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.

 

Please join us for a special storytime with Penelope Ng Pack.

Penelope proudly represented the Aloha State at the Miss America Competition in Atlantic City this past September and won the Miss America Women in Business Award and a coveted Non-Finalist Award for her vocal performance.

Penelope is passionate about her social impact initiative Page by Page: Helping Kids Read to Succeed, which brings awareness to the importance of early childhood literacy. Penelope has adored the Harry Potter series ever since her dad started reading it to her when she was a little girl, which sparked her love of reading. Penelope was enthusiastic to partner with the Hawaii State Public Library System and the Friends of the Library of Hawaii as a reading role model through her platform.

Recommended for 5 years old and up.  All children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

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.

Photo Credit: Paul Hayashi Photography

 

Please join us for A UNIVERSE OF STORIES.  A special program filled with fun, magic and movement with The Fairy Grandmother, Susie Roth.

Recommended for preschool age children and up.

All children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

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.

cover of book The Aviator's wife; woman with luggage walking under airplane rotor

Join the Aina Haina Book Club in the library’s meeting room to discuss Melanie Benjamin’s New York Times bestselling novel, The Aviator’s Wife.

The Aina Haina Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month except December. For more information or to register to attend, contact Kanitta Meesook at kanittam@gmail.com.

Musician James McCarthy

In Celebration of the 2019 Summer Reading Program!

James McCarthy is a trained actor, storyteller and musician. He will captivate the audience with a wide variety of sky stories from myths to science. Join him for tales, wonder and songs! James is a founding storyteller of the Honolulu Zoo’s popular Moonlight Tours and Snooze in the Zoo which bring to life the stories that are found in the skies.

This free 45-minute program is suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i and the 2019 Summer Reading Sponsors. This program is a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program with funding and support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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.

space-scape with caption Alien Invasion and corner legend Breakout EDU

Aliens from outer space are invading the planet, and the only people who can find the clues and stop the invasion are the brave patrons of Aina Haina Library! Teens and children over 10 years old are invited to sign up for one of three escape room sessions and see if they can solve the puzzles and save the day. Sessions are at 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00 pm. Call 377-2456 or stop in and ask at the Reference Desk to sign up.

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.

Join us for a magical show.  Glen Bailey will be presenting his “Wonderful World of Magic.”

Glen Bailey is a 38 year performing veteran of close-up tableside magic and stage magic shows. He is the past president of the Hawaii Society of American Magicians and past president of the Hawaii Ring of the International Brotherhood of Magicians as well as a member of the “Order of Merlin.”

Program is recommended for 4 years old and up.  All children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

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.

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