Hilo Public Library

Address

300 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, HI 96720, United States
808-933-8888
Hilo Public Library

About

Welcome to the Hilo Public Library! Our library is the largest library on Hawaii Island and opened on Jan. 20, 1951. The Naha, one of two historic stones located in front of the library, is believed to be what King Kamehameha lifted to affirm the prophecy that he would unite the Hawaiian Islands. Well-known Hawaii Island artist Henry Bianchini’s donated sculpture “Involuntary Journey” is located in the library’s atrium.


Upcoming events at this branch

Stuffed Animal Tigger and a toy bus

Hello my friends! My name is Tigger.

I invite you to my home of stories each week. Come and listen to stories about faraway places, enjoy music that makes you move and wiggle as well as play games that build cooperation. Join me and uncle M every Friday for this entertaining story time.

Hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo! Let’s bounce to story time. Hope to see you here.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. Program schedule is subject to change.

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Imagine It…Build It with Legos.

The library provides Lego enthusiasts with Legos for building and imaginative play for one hour. At the end of the hour, all works of art are displayed in our display case for the month. This program is suitable for ages 5 and up.  You are also invited to dress up as your favorite character during this time.

Hope to see you here.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. Program schedule is subject to change.

Text says "make something awesome today". Colored pencils, pom poms, ribbon, glitter, and other craft items surround the words.

Children are invited to stop in and make a summer reading themed craft.  Each week we will have a different craft available and will be suitable for children ages 5 and up.

This program is free. All materials will be provided courtesy of the Friends of the Hilo Public Library.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. All programs are subject to change. See a schedule of upcoming events at librarieshawaii.org/

Text says "make something awesome today". Colored pencils, pom poms, ribbon, glitter, and other craft items surround the words.

Children are invited to stop in and make a summer reading themed craft.  Each week we will have a different craft available and will be suitable for children ages 5 and up.

This program is free. All materials will be provided courtesy of the Friends of the Hilo Public Library.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. All programs are subject to change. See a schedule of upcoming events at librarieshawaii.org/

Cartoon animals reading books. Storytime

Our community partner,Parents and Children Together, will be hosting a special story time and craft. Join us in the children’s room for this program. Recommend for ages 2 and up with adult supervision.  Caregivers and families welcome.

To learn more about Parents and Children Together, visit: www.pacthawaii.org

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. All programs are subject to change. See a schedule of upcoming events at librarieshawaii.org/

SMALL CANVASA TOTE BAG WITH COLORED PAINT MARKERS

Tweens and teens are invited to join us for a craft program decorating book totes.  Each participant will get one tote bag and have access to fabric markers to decorate their bag with.  This program is suitable for youth ages 11-17.

Supplies are limited and will be given on a first come first served basis.  This program is funded by the Friends of the Hilo Public Library.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. All programs are subject to change. See a schedule of upcoming events at librarieshawaii.org/

Text says "make something awesome today". Colored pencils, pom poms, ribbon, glitter, and other craft items surround the words.

Children are invited to stop in and make a summer reading themed craft.  Each week we will have a different craft available and will be suitable for children ages 5 and up.

This program is free. All materials will be provided courtesy of the Friends of the Hilo Public Library.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. All programs are subject to change. See a schedule of upcoming events at librarieshawaii.org/

Owl Craft

The Pueo or Hawaiian Short-eared owl calls Hawaii its home. This summer, you can make your own special Pueo with a craft using simple supplies. Partipants use markers to color cardboard and weave yarn to create their owls. Owls can be embellished with googly eyes and yarn for the wings. We invite you to come join us to make your very own Pueo. All supplies will be provided. Suitable for children ages 5 and up.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. All programs are subject to change.See a schedule of upcoming events at librarieshawaii.org/events.

Text says "make something awesome today". Colored pencils, pom poms, ribbon, glitter, and other craft items surround the words.

Children are invited to stop in and make a summer reading themed craft.  Each week we will have a different craft available and will be suitable for children ages 5 and up.

This program is free. All materials will be provided courtesy of the Friends of the Hilo Public Library.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. All programs are subject to change. See a schedule of upcoming events at librarieshawaii.org/

Cartoon animals reading books. Storytime

Our community partner, Partners In Development Foundation, will be hosting a special story time and craft. Join us in the children’s room for this program. Recommend for ages 2 and up with adult supervision.  Caregivers and familes wlecome.

To learn more about the various programs offered by the Partners In Development Foundation visit: https://pidf.org

Hours

Date Time
Monday CLOSED - CLOSED
Tuesday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED - CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 50
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 3
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 10
Magazines 50
Newspapers 8
WiFi Yes
Friends' book store Yes
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No

In State observance of the King Kamehameha I Day holiday, all public libraries will be closed on Tuesday, June 11, 2024.

In State observance of the Memorial Day holiday, all public libraries will be closed May 25 to 27, 2024.