Kahuku Public and School Library

Address

56-490 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, HI 96731
808-293-8935

About

Welcome to the Kahuku Public & School Library! Designed by architect Dennis Toyomura, our library opened on Nov. 25, 1968 on Kahuku High and Intermediate School campus on Oahu’s North Shore. Our library serves students, faculty, residents of Kahuku, Kaaawa, Laie, Hauula, Sunset Beach, and “snowbirds” during winter. There is a real sense of community at our library where some patrons have come “full-circle.” Learn more about the Battle of the Books program here.

Upcoming Events

Music notes

Please join us for MUSIC MONDAYS for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Led by library volunteer Aunty Ilene, these half hour programs feature a variety of musical instruments, singing, and dancing with props. Music and movement helps young children develop their social, language, and motor skills. We hope to see you there!

This program is suitable for children under 5 and their adult caregivers.

PLEASE NOTE: Space is limited to 12 children maximum. First come, first served.

Caregivers and children arriving after the maximum occupancy will be redirected to the Keiki Corner.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Coco

Despite his family’s generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

There will also be a craft activity and light refreshments served. Supplies will be provided but available on a first come, first served basis.

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

Michelle Henderson Moms & Music

Moms & Music is a place for you and your child to have fun and for your child to master new skills! These include developing a sense of rhythm, body awareness, creativity, communication through speech and sign language, social skills, following directions, and learning to focus on simple tasks. Best suited for children ages 7 and below. This program will repeat for 3 weeks and build upon the first session.

This program is an interactive program between caregivers and children. Attendees sit on a carpeted floor in a circle. Chairs will not be provided unless requested.

 

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

Pile of colored Lego bricks

Visit the Kahuku P/S Library for your Lego fix. Drop in during the 2 hours (2:00 – 4:00 pm) and make a cool creation of your choice.

We have hundreds of bricks, all sorted by color for easy building. Adult supervision 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.

Makey Makey

Thinker Thursdays is a 2 hour block where families can come into the library to access some of our Kahuku Cool Lab kits.

Check out the differences and similarities between various hands-on learning sets – Makey Makey and Osmo.

What is Makey Makey?

Turn the whole world into a keyboard. It’s a simple Invention Kit for Beginners or Experts doing art, engineering, and everything in between.

How Does it Work?

Alligator Clip two objects to the Makey Makey. For example, you and a banana (or an ice cube or a kitty cat). When you touch the banana, the computer just thinks a keyboard key is being pressed, so you can type a letter, jump in a video game, take a picture, or play some music.

What can I create?

Make a banana piano, play Mario on a play dough game pad, take a selfie of your cat every time she drinks water. How? First, load up a computer program or any webpage. Let’s say you load up a piano. Then, instead of using the computer keyboard buttons to play the piano, you can hook the Makey Makey to something fun, like bananas, and the bananas become your piano keys.

Osmo

Osmo is a magical award-winning game system, it fosters creativity and problem solving skills through hands-on play. The Genius Kit includes 5 fun games and the Osmo game system.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Keiki playing instruments around Libraries Rock! logo

Join Aunty Sharla, preschool teacher for Kamehameha Preschools, for musical story times where she will teach Hawaiian songs and instruments, as well as share fun books for young children.

Aunty Sharla has a wealth of experience in early education and music instruction.

Children will enjoy her gentle nature and caregivers will appreciate all the thought and resources she integrates into her program.

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.

Music Heals

Sounding Joy Music Therapy, Inc’s mission is to enhance public awareness of benefits of music therapy, to increase accessibility to music therapy services, and to advance music therapy research, in order to improve quality of life through therapeutic uses of music.

We will have a short presentation about music therapy, then do a hands-on demonstration of music therapy for about 20 – 30 minutes.

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.

Snap Circuit

Thinker Thursdays is a 2 hour block where families can come into the library to access some of our Kahuku Cool Lab kits.

Check out hands-on learning Snap Circuits sets.

Snap Circuits Electronic Discovery Kits

Give your child an exciting, hands-on introduction to electronics with Elenco Electronics Snap Circuits. These innovative kits contain color-coded, real circuit components that snap together to create working electronic circuits and devices. Recommended for children 8 and older, Snap Circuits Electronic Discovery Sets offer 100’s of Do-It-Yourself projects that will give your child an entertaining, concrete education on how electronics and electricity work. Snap Circuit kits make learning electronics not just fun and easy but engaging. No bored kids here. All Snap Modules are fully compatible and budding Electronics Engineers can create their own unique circuits after learning the basics.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Reggae

This program will feature jamming’ reggae music while participants: 1. decorate a flower pot with musical notes to remind them of the importance of singing to your seedlings and caring for your plants, 2. co-create a large and colorful group sand and rock mandala, and 3. make a small mandala to take home and hang in the window. LIMITED SUPPLIES. REGISTRATION RECOMMENDED.

And remember…“Play I some music, dis a reggae music…” – Bob Marley

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.

Dash n Dot

Thinker Thursdays is a 2 hour block where families can come into the library to access some of our Kahuku Cool Lab tech toys.

Check out the differences and similarities between various robots designed to teach computer programming to youth – Dash n Dot and Sphero.

Dash is a real robot for children ages 6 and up that is responsive to its world; your child can bring it to life with our free apps available on iOS and Android. Dash comes with hundreds of exciting coding adventures and projects available in Wonder and Blockly apps. Awards: 2015 National Parenting Gold, Time to Play Magazine 2015 Holiday Most Wanted List, Opening Minds Innovation for Schools, ISTE Best of Show for Schools.

SPRK+ is Sphero’s complete educational robot designed to teach more than just programming.

  • Powered by the Sphero Edu app, you can code SPRK+ across several platforms using JavaScript.
  • Easily learn programming, complete hands-on activities, and share your creations with the community.
  • Programmable sensors (Motor encoders, Gyroscope, Accelerometer) and LED lights. Super durable UV coated polycarbonate shell
  • Scratch-resistant. Waterproof. Inductive charging. 60-minute battery life. Connects via Bluetooth.

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

Libraries Rock is our theme this summer so why not come out to make some rockin’ earring or a pendant from colorful guitar picks.

Supplies will be provided. LIMITED SPACE. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

This is a great chance to try your creativity at designing some cook jewelry to sport this musical summer.

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.

Sing

Dapper Koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition. Five contestants emerge: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine.

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

Neil McIntyre wearing a black t-shirt & large red hat

Mr. Kneel is an entertainer and educator who brings his fun, yet powerful, message of self respect to students and families with amazing talent and passion. A former inner-city teacher, his program focuses on building the self-respect of students to empower them to build confidence to make music with no instruments or financial investment!

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 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED – CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 8
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 1
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 11
Magazines 17
Newspapers 1
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store Yes
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes