Hilo Public Library

Temporary Hours | Effective February 28, 2022

SundayClosed
MondayClosed
Tuesday 11:00am-7:00pm
Wednesday11:00am-7:00pm
Thursday9:00am-4:00pm
Friday11:00am-4:00pm
Saturday9:00am-4:00pm

Address

300 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, HI 96720, United States
808-933-8890

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

bear reading book

Story time is a wonderful way to explore the world of books with stories and music. Join us as we share very simple books and songs weekly with our youngest library visitors and caregivers.

We hope to see you here.

We have taken enhanced health and safety measures for you, our patrons, and our staff.  You must follow all posted instructions while visiting and/or participating in library programming.  An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present.  By visiting and/or participating in library programming, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.  Please help keep each other healthy.

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

Participants build various scenes each month using Lego’s provided by the library. Lego builders are divided into 2 groups as indicated by Padawan and Jedi levels.  Padawans meet the first Saturday while Jedi’s meet the first Wednesdays.

*Sign-ups are required as space is limited.

A waiting list will be available as space fills for the next available slot.

We hope to see you here.

Padawan (ages 5-10)  Feb. 4, 2023 from 11 am to 12 pm

Jedi  (ages 11-13)  Feb. 1, 2023 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm

Please call for further details as the days are designated for two different age groups.

We have taken enhanced health and safety measures for you, our patrons, and our staff.  You must follow all posted instructions while visiting and/or participating in library programming.  An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present.  By visiting and/or participating in library programming, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.  Please help keep each other healthy.

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

 

bear reading book

Story time is a wonderful way to explore the world of books with stories and music. Join us as we share very simple books and songs weekly with our youngest library visitors and caregivers.

We hope to see you here.

We have taken enhanced health and safety measures for you, our patrons, and our staff.  You must follow all posted instructions while visiting and/or participating in library programming.  An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present.  By visiting and/or participating in library programming, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.  Please help keep each other healthy.

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

Participants build various scenes each month using Lego’s provided by the library. Lego builders are divided into 2 groups as indicated by Padawan and Jedi levels.  Padawans meet the first Saturday while Jedi’s meet the first Wednesdays.

*Sign-ups are required as space is limited.

A waiting list will be available as space fills for the next available slot.

We hope to see you here.

Padawan (ages 5-10)  Feb. 4, 2023 from 11 am to 12 pm

Jedi  (ages 11-13)  Feb. 1, 2023 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm

Please call for further details as the days are designated for two different age groups.

We have taken enhanced health and safety measures for you, our patrons, and our staff.  You must follow all posted instructions while visiting and/or participating in library programming.  An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present.  By visiting and/or participating in library programming, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.  Please help keep each other healthy.

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

 

bear reading book

Story time is a wonderful way to explore the world of books with stories and music. Join us as we share very simple books and songs weekly with our youngest library visitors and caregivers.

We hope to see you here.

We have taken enhanced health and safety measures for you, our patrons, and our staff.  You must follow all posted instructions while visiting and/or participating in library programming.  An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present.  By visiting and/or participating in library programming, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.  Please help keep each other healthy.

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

Go bananas at the library with Banagrams! This fun word game is sure to be appealing as you work in a bunch (or split off and work solo) to use letter tiles to create a giant crossword puzzle. Follow the word bank created by the Top Banana, AKA our Children’s Librarian to use up all of the tiles and go bananas!

Program is for children up to 12 years old.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting and/or participating in library programming, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Please help keep each other healthy.

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

bear reading book

Story time is a wonderful way to explore the world of books with stories and music. Join us as we share very simple books and songs weekly with our youngest library visitors and caregivers.

We hope to see you here.

We have taken enhanced health and safety measures for you, our patrons, and our staff.  You must follow all posted instructions while visiting and/or participating in library programming.  An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present.  By visiting and/or participating in library programming, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.  Please help keep each other healthy.

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

bear reading book

Story time is a wonderful way to explore the world of books with stories and music. Join us as we share very simple books and songs weekly with our youngest library visitors and caregivers.

We hope to see you here.

We have taken enhanced health and safety measures for you, our patrons, and our staff.  You must follow all posted instructions while visiting and/or participating in library programming.  An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present.  By visiting and/or participating in library programming, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.  Please help keep each other healthy.

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

  • February 25, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Feast of St. Valentines or Valentine’s Day celebrates love and affection. This Valentines day celebrate with a wreath made out of paper. Participants fold slips of paper to form a heart. The hearts are connected together to form a wreath. Participants may choose traditional colors or mix up and make colorful wreaths.  We hope to see you hear.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting and/or participating in library programming, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Please help keep each other healthy.

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

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