Kahuku Public and School Library

Address

56-490 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, HI 96731, United States
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

Anyone who sews bags knows how expensive adjustable straps can be if buying online or in a store. Join us in learning how to sew your own adjustable straps out of fabric or webbing.  Don’t sew bags? Don’t worry these work great also on suitcases or as stylish belts.

*Space is limited. RSVP required.

**Ages 15+ 

***For safety reasons children under 15 and children not participating are not allowed in the KCL Lab during programs.**

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

Pile of colored Lego bricks

Join us every Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm for Lego Club. Every week throughout the school year, fall, spring and summer break, Lego Club is always open for drop-in play.

Come and check out our latest additions to our already extensive collection of bricks and bases!

Duplos are also available for the youngest builders. Caregivers need to stay with all children while in Lego Club.

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

Participate in our new monthly Art Lab, which will provide crafters access to supplies that will enable them to express their creativity through various formats: adult/all-ages coloring, felting, and limited craft kits. This will not be an instructor led art class but rather open crafting time. However, occasionally the library will provide access to art or craft kits for keiki to kapuna to use during art lab times. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own supplies or art/craft projects to work on during art lab (with the exception of dangerous tools and equipment) the library reserves the right to deny usage due to safety. This is a space to share and collaborate, so the sharing of ideas, skills, and knowledge is encouraged but not required.

WE ARE SORRY THIS PROGRAM HAS CHANGED BACK TO: The last Tuesday of every month.

Children ages 13 and under are required to be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian.

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

Keiki Storytime

Attend story time every Friday at 10:oo am. This 1 hour program includes a variety of books, songs, finger plays, and make-and-take crafts to help develop motor skills and tap into the creativity of keiki. Program is suitable for ages 5 and under. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Please note: Final story time for 2017 will be on December 15th. Story time will resume on January 12th.

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.

Attend this 2-hour tween/teen role-playing program. Dungeon master will lead players and their custom characters on new adventures every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. “Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) has been available for 37 years in a variety of editions, and it still remains the standard for tabletop role-playing games (RPGs). Like similar games, play largely exists in the imaginations of its participants. Play is aided by limited visual aids such as maps and tokens, and dice are used to determine the outcome of certain events.” – Thomas Vose, School Library Journal, 3/1/12

Program is best suited for children 9 years old and older.

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.

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) through ROBOTIC PLAY.

This 4-week program will expose participants to a variety of robots and equipment with the objective of providing hands-on coding opportunities.

These once a week sessions will occur on Thursdays from 2:45pm to 4:15pm on October 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th.

We will use Lego Mindstorms EV3, Sphero, Dash and Dot, and VEX IQ robots. To start programming, we will use EV3 software, Sphero EDU, Wonder Blockly, and Graphical Robot C.

These sessions are best suited for children ages 10+ who can work well independently and collaboratively.

Space and supplies will be limited to approximately 8 patrons.

Online registration required.

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

 

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