Honokaa Public Library

Address

45-3380 Mamane St, Bldg #3, Honokaa, HI 96727
808-775-8881

About

Welcome to the Honokaa Public Library! Our small 3,040-sq. ft. plantation-style building was built in 1936 and opened on June 5, 1937. One treasure in our collection is a photocopy of the original ships’ logs that brought Portuguese immigrants to Hawaii Island. Our library is the only place in the community that rents DVDs!

Upcoming Events

Text says "baby and toddler sensory story time" and there are multi-colored paint splatters in the lower left and upper right corners.

Every Tuesday we invite your littlest ones to explore their world through stories, songs, movement, and FUN!

The librarian uses fun, engaging techniques and activities to develop positive feelings in babies and toddlers toward books and reading. These activities provide an environment for babies and toddlers to exercise important motor skills and practice using their vocabulary, and are the beginning steps toward literacy and educational success.  Recommended for ages 0-3, siblings welcome!

Children build language and literacy skills through the five practices of early literacy: talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing.

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.

Text says LEGO Build Club. The word build is made of actual LEGOs with minifigures positioned as though building the word.

Every Wednesday at the Honoka`a Public Library we bring out thousands of LEGOs and say, “Let’s go!

Our LEGO Build Club challenges kids (and adults) of all ages to craft, create, and construct. Start off with one of our leveled challenge cards and stay for free play!

Challenge cards are organized by skill level and provide opportunities to work on problem solving and develop math and physics concepts, fine motor skills, inquiry skills, and hand-eye coordination. A challenge may be as simple as “build something with only four legos” or “build something that starts with the letter B” but may be as complex as “build a challenging maze and ask someone to solve it with a mini action figure – don’t forget dead ends!”

Recommended for ages 3 and up! Always free.

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. 

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

We know how important it is to have a creative outlet (and someone else to clean up the glitter). Every Thursday, the Honoka`a Library offers crafting stations to help you on your creative journey.

We provide the materials and instructions (if applicable). Three craft options are set up for Ages 4-7, 8-12, and 13-Adult, though you are welcome to choose what appeals most to you or use the materials to create something entirely your own. This is a free activity and no sign-ups are required.

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.

Text says "Preschool Plus Story Time, Create and" the word "play" is spelled out using children's letter blocks.

Every Friday we invite your preschool and school-age keiki to stretch their imaginations and vocabulary through stories, challenges, cooperative games, crafts, and FUN!

The librarian uses a variety of fun, engaging themes and activities to develop literacy and reinforce burgeoning skill sets. These activities provide an environment for new “big kids” to engage in social-emotional skills, communication, important motor skills, and more. Recommended for ages 4-7, siblings welcome!

Children build language and literacy skills through the five practices of early literacy: talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing.

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.

Photograph of Dr. Richard Esterle on gray background.

Richard Esterle has been a resident of North Hawai‛i for nearly 30 years. In the Fall of 2018, he successfully completed his dissertation, “Holistic Health and Hawaii’s Renewable Energy Future”, based on his survey research study, part of which took place in Honoka`a.

Dr. Esterle’s specialization is in health psychology, which is an interdisciplinary field concerned with the application of psychological knowledge and techniques to health, illness, and health care. Results of Dr. Esterle’s dissertation research study will be discussed. Please join in the conversation.

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.

Cover art for the movie A Wrinkle in Time, featuring the faces of the main cast looking down from above while forming a circle, with a solitary male figure in the center.

Every Monday is Keiki Movie Monday at the Honoka`a Public Library!

“Meg meets three supernatural beings who transport her through the universe to rescue her father, who mysteriously disappeared and is being held captive by an evil force.” This Disney movie is based on the book by the same name and has an all-star cast that includes Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and Zach Galifianakis.

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.

Cover art for the movie Selma. Profile of a black man as seen from behind addressing a crowd in front of him.

At the Honoka`a Public Library, we know that grown-ups like movies, too! Every Thursday, we choose something new for your viewing pleasure.

On the last day of Black History Month, we’re showing Selma, wherein “civil-rights activists march from Selma, Ala., to Montgomery to secure voting rights for black Americans.” This movie is based on the actions of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.

A copy of the book A Gentleman in Moscow standing upright on a table with a reflective surface.

The second Thursday of every month, the Honoka`a Library hosts the Hamakua Friends of the Library Book Club.

Open to all, this meeting will discuss Amor Towles’ A Gentleman in Moscow. “In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.”

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.

Black and white photograph of poet Mary Oliver.

The second Thursday of every month, the Honoka`a Library hosts the Hamakua Friends of the Library Book Club.

Open to all, this meeting will discuss poetry by Mary Oliver.

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.

Cover art for Waking Up in Eden, featuring two flower blossoms and a palm frond.

The second Thursday of every month, the Honoka`a Library hosts the Hamakua Friends of the Library Book Club.

Open to all, this meeting will discuss Lucinda Fleeson’s Waking Up in Eden: In Pursuit of An Impassioned Life on an Imperiled Island. “Like so many of us, Lucinda Fleeson wanted to escape what had become a routine life. So, she quit her big-city job, sold her suburban house, and moved halfway across the world to the island of Kauai to work at the National Tropical Botanical Garden. Imagine a one-hundred-acre garden estate nestled amid ocean cliffs, rain forests, and secluded coves. Exotic and beautiful, yes, but as Fleeson awakens to this sensual world, exploring the island’s food, beaches, and history, she encounters an endangered paradise-the Hawaii we don’t see in the tourist brochures.”

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.

Photograph of the memoir Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, with a yellow background.

The second Thursday of every month, the Honoka`a Library hosts the Hamakua Friends of the Library Book Club.

Open to all, this meeting will discuss Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah, hailed as “the compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.”

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.

Cover art of the book Educated, featuring a image of a sharpened pencil, next to a photograph of the author, Tara Westover.

The second Thursday of every month, the Honoka`a Library hosts the Hamakua Friends of the Library Book Club.

Open to all, this meeting will discuss Educated by Tara Westover. “Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.”

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.

Cover art of the book Becoming, featuring a photograph of the author, Michelle Obama, smiling.

The second Thursday of every month, the Honoka`a Library hosts the Hamakua Friends of the Library Book Club.

Open to all, this meeting will discuss Becoming by Michelle Obama. “An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.”

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.

Cover art for the book The Overstory by Richard Powers, featuring stylized imagery of trees and concentric circles.

The second Thursday of every month, the Honoka`a Library hosts the Hamakua Friends of the Library Book Club.

Open to all, this meeting will discuss Richard Powers’ The Overstory. “The Overstory is a book for all readers who despair of humanity’s self-imposed separation from the rest of creation and who hope for the transformative, regenerating possibility of a homecoming.”

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.

Hours

Date Time
Monday 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED – CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 0
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 1
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 6
Magazines 12
Newspapers 4
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No