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

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 familes wlecome.

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

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.

Create beautiful ocean art pictures with sharpies or pens. Participants use stencils to trace pictures relating to the ocean. Once the picture is traced, pens are used to draw lines to create a 3D affect.

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.

Slack key guitarist Jeff Peterson

Enjoy an afternoon of slack key music with Jeff Peterson! His focus on slack key guitar, classical, & jazz music has allowed him to develop a unique and transcendent voice on the guitar while being deeply rooted in the traditions of his Hawaiian heritage. Program is suitable for ages 5+. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

This is a production of the University of Hawai‘i Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program. Additional funding and support is provided by the Tom F. Carpenter Memorial Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the Friends of Hilo Public Library.

We have taken enhanced health & 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 at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all request for accommodations. All programs are subject to change.

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 familes wlecome.

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

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.

SpongeBob Movie Sponge on the Run movie

SpongeBob Squarepants and his friends are back in an all new movie! Join us for the Hilo Public Library Wednesday movie matinee premiere of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run. Movie rated PG, appropriate for kids and teens. Refreshments will be served. No outside food please. Sponsored by HPL Friends.

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.

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.

Ahoy mates…sail the oceans this summer with your very own paper parrot. Make your own parrot by coloring in the template using markers. Once your bird is colored, attach 3 strips of colored paper to make its tail.

We hope to see you and your colorful parrot friend.  Happy sailing.

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.

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