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

Mobile phone and laptop computer with security warnings

Do you practice good cyber hygiene?

Throughout October, cyber security professionals from the International Security Consortium (ISC) will be visiting public libraries statewide to share best practices on keeping you and your identity safe on the Internet.

At this one-hour presentation, a cyber expert will discuss malware protection, passwords, wifi usage, online shopping and banking, scams, safe email habits, phishing, data backup, and social media. This program will include a question & answer session.

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.

Halloween Story Walk

Join us as we set up classic Halloween picture books in and around the library for our first ever Story Walk.

Activities and treats available throughout.

Dress up in your Halloween costume for an extra special treat! All ages welcome.

This event is a collaboration with Kahuku High and Intermediate School’s National Honor Society and Student Body Government.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library Kahuku.

All programs 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 notes

It’s back!!!

Please join us for MUSIC MONDAYS for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Every first and third Monday of the month, library volunteer Aunty Ilene led fun-filled half hour programs featuring 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.

Ready Player One Trailer

Great American Read Movie Tie-In

READY PLAYER ONE

Based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller, Ready Player One is about “a poor teen who competes in a contest to win control of a virtual-reality world called the OASIS.”

The Great American Read is a partnership between PBS Hawaii and the Hawaii State Public Library System. Voting by the public open now through Tuesday, October 23, 2018.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library Kahuku.

All programs 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.

KPSL 50th Image

Please join the Kahuku Public and School Library as it celebrates 50 years of service to the Ko’olauloa area (Waimea to Ka’a’awa) and beyond. We will have three events to acknowledge our 50th anniversary.

11/13/18 – Film Festival of Historical Footage from Ko’olauloa

11/20/18 – Plantation Life from the Women’s Perspective with Junior Primacio and Friends

11/27/18 – Celebration with Special Guests and Entertainment by TOUCH OF GOLD vocal band

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library Kahuku (FOLK), Friends of the Library of Hawaii (FLH), Kahuku High and Intermediate School Alumni, and 2019 Project Grad.

All programs 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.

Film Festival of Historical Ko‘olauloa

Please join us for a film fest of Historical Ko‘olauloa/North Shore of O‘ahu films. Selected movies and mini-documentaries were filmed in the Ko‘olauloa area (between Pupukea to Ka‘a‘awa) and feature local residents and personalities. Meet special guest speaker, Archivist P. Koa Luke of ‘Ulu ‘Ulu – The Henry Ku‘ualoha Giugni Moving Image Archive of Hawai‘i at UH West O‘ahu.

 

2:00pm – PARADISE HAWAIIAN STYLE – Rated G, 1966 (1 hr 31 min)

3:30pm – NORTH SHORE – Rate PG, 1987 (1 hr 36 min)

5:30pm – JOHNNY LINGO – MEHANA (26 min)

– ANGEL RAMOS WALKING TOUR (20 min)

KAHUKU LIBRARY STATE OF THE ART (16 min)

TRIUMPHANT SURVIVAL….KAHUKU SUGAR MILL (10 min)

6:45pm – Guest Speaker P. KOA LUKE, Film Archivist – ‘Ulu ‘Ulu – The Henry Ku’ualoha Giugni Moving Image Archive of Hawai’i at UH West O’ahu

7:00pm – WINDWARD PASSAGES (32 min)

Light refreshments will be provided.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library Kahuku (FOLK) and the Friends of the Library of Hawai’i (FLH) and is part of our Kahuku Public and School Library’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.

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.

Ramos Ohana for Web

Please join the Kahuku Public and School Library as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary with a historical talk story about plantation life from the Women’s Perspective. Moderated by Kahuku historians Jr. Primacio and Buddy Ako, our panel includes 9 women with direct connections to the Kahuku Sugar Mill Plantation. Historical handouts, maps, and other memorabilia will be shared, as well.

Panelists include:

  • Pina Balanay-Faustino (pictured)
  • JoJo Caban-Manapon
  • Rena Kashiwamura-Stant
  • Aggie Pereira-Tani
  • Conchita Sacil-Waters
  • Bernice Ramos-(M.) Clark
  • Gloria Padilla Bennet
  • Margaret Primacio
  • Andrea Canada Renaud

Door prizes and refreshments will be provided.

Additionally, we will screen the short documentary Kahuku: Survival of a Plantation Town (1988).

Please come and learn about the history of Kahuku and discover what life was like for females back in the day.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library Kahuku (FOLK) and the Friends of the Library of Hawaii (FLH).

A special Mahalo to independent researcher Christine Kirk-Kuwaye for her assistance with archives and facilitating the exhibit of Kahuku related material included in the Romanzo Adams Social Research Laboratory (RASRL) Collection – papers written by mostly local students who were learning social scientific skills by completing assignments for their sociology classes in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s.

 

 

Photo Credit: Angel Ramos, circa early 1950s

Between the Kahuku Theatre and the Old Pool Hall

L to R: Mrs. Getrudes, Mrs. Lourdes Camit, Mrs. Genesa Balanay, Mrs. Consolacion Ramos, and Mrs. Marcelina ‘Rose’ Ramos. Front Row:  Natividad Camit (Hopewell), Josephine Balanay (Faustino), and Rose Camit (Hall)

 

 

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