Kahuku Public and School Library

Temporary Hours | Effective February 28, 2022

SundayClosed
Monday9:00am-12:00pm
1:00pm-4:00pm
Tuesday 12:00pm-4:00pm
5:00pm-7:00pm
Wednesday9:00am-12:00pm
1:00pm-4:00pm
Thursday9:00am-12:00pm
1:00pm-4:00pm
Friday12:00pm-4:00pm
SaturdayClosed

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 at this branch

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Please join Jill Thompson of Lā‘ie as she hosts a Kūpuna Hour.

September is the month to move! Come and dance for health and wellness.

From the website SeniorsMatter.com, “Dancing benefits the elderly in many ways both physically and mentally. In this study, elderly people who dance improve their motor skills and more. This activity is something that can be a part of any elderly person’s day when modified to meet the specific person or population.

Aging is a part of life, but that does not mean people must experience physical and cognitive decline as a result. There are many ways to fight such a decline, and one of the most delightful is dancing! This type of activity is becoming popular because of the many body areas it impacts positively. In a six-month study following a group of elderly people who took part in a one-hour-a-week dance class, the following positive changes were noted as to how dancing benefits the elderly:

  • Better posture
  • Quicker reaction times
  • More agility
  • Sharper minds
  • Better overall sense of well being

Dancing helped the elderly people in the study improve their motor skills and balance too.”

Dancing benefits the elderly, studies show – SeniorsMatter

I hope you please join us and help spread the word to Kūpuna in Ko’olauloa.

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.

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. For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Gypsy Wharemate-Sadler sewing class - scrap quilts

In this two-part intermediate level sewing class, participants will learn how to use leftover fabric scraps to make a long-lasting quilt.

Gypsy Wharemate-Sadler is an experienced seamstress and Hawaiian quilter. She’s made clothes and blankets all her life and happy to share her knowledge.

 

Limited to 8 adults who must attend both sessions (total of 7 hours). 

Participants should have basic understanding of how to work a sewing machine (threading the bobbin/needle and using the foot pedal). 

Please call Kahuku Library 808-293-8935 to register. 

 

Machines, supplies and a variety of donated fabrics will be provided. Participants may bring in fabric, too.

This program is made possible by the Friends of the Library Kahuku and the 2020 Hawaii Grant in Aid.

 

Words for KUPUNA HOUR with yellow flower background

Please join Jill Thompson of Lā‘ie as she hosts a Kūpuna Hour.

October is the craft month. Get creative!

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.

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. For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Gypsy Wharemate-Sadler sewing class - scrap quilts

In this two-part intermediate level sewing class, participants will learn how to use leftover fabric scraps to make a long-lasting quilt.

Gypsy Wharemate-Sadler is an experienced seamstress and Hawaiian quilter. She’s made clothes and blankets all her life and happy to share her knowledge.

 

Limited to 8 adults who must attend both sessions (total of 7 hours). 

Participants should have basic understanding of how to work a sewing machine (threading the bobbin/needle and using the foot pedal). 

Please call Kahuku Library 808-293-8935 to register. 

 

Machines, supplies and a variety of donated fabrics will be provided. Participants may bring in fabric, too.

This program is made possible by the Friends of the Library Kahuku and the 2020 Hawaii Grant in Aid.

 

Story Time graphic book open with rainbow and mountain rocket, balloon

Preschool story time will continue on most 2nd and 4th Thursdays, except during the month of November.

For November, the first story time will remain on the 2nd Thursday, but the second story time will be scheduled for the 3rd Wednesday of the month due to Thanksgiving holiday.

 

Bring your keiki to hear and learn from fun, beautifully illustrated, and thoughtful stories from our Kahuku Library collection. 

Best suited for children between the ages of 2 and 5. Limited space. First come, first served.

Story Time will continue throughout 2022, twice a month and will be led by Aunty Tamara or Aunty Mariah. 

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.

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.  For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

 

Words for KUPUNA HOUR with yellow flower background

Please join Jill Thompson of Lā‘ie as she hosts a Kūpuna Hour.

October is the craft month. Get creative!

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.

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. For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Halloween

Join us for fun games and spooky activities. Costumes welcomed!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library – Kahuku (FOLK) and Kahuku High School’s HOSA.

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.

Story Time graphic book open with rainbow and mountain rocket, balloon

Preschool story time will continue on most 2nd and 4th Thursdays, except during the month of November.

For November, the first story time will remain on the 2nd Thursday, but the second story time will be scheduled for the 3rd Wednesday of the month due to Thanksgiving holiday.

 

Bring your keiki to hear and learn from fun, beautifully illustrated, and thoughtful stories from our Kahuku Library collection. 

Best suited for children between the ages of 2 and 5. Limited space. First come, first served.

Story Time will continue throughout 2022, twice a month and will be led by Aunty Tamara or Aunty Mariah. 

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.

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.  For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

 

Words for KUPUNA HOUR with yellow flower background

Please join Jill Thompson of Lā‘ie as she hosts a Kūpuna Hour.

November activities TBD.

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.

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. For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Story Time graphic book open with rainbow and mountain rocket, balloon

Preschool story time will continue on most 2nd and 4th Thursdays, except during the month of November.

For November, the first story time will remain on the 2nd Thursday, but the second story time will be scheduled for the 3rd Wednesday of the month due to Thanksgiving holiday.

 

Bring your keiki to hear and learn from fun, beautifully illustrated, and thoughtful stories from our Kahuku Library collection. 

Best suited for children between the ages of 2 and 5. Limited space. First come, first served.

Story Time will continue throughout 2022, twice a month and will be led by Aunty Tamara or Aunty Mariah. 

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.

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.  For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

 

Hours

Date Time
Monday 9:00AM-12:00PM & 1:00PM-4:00PM -
Tuesday 12:00PM-4:00PM & 5:00PM-7:00PM -
Wednesday 9:00AM-12:00PM & 1:00PM-4:00PM -
Thursday 9:00AM-12:00PM & 1:00PM-4:00PM -
Friday 12:00 PM - 4:00 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 0
Newspapers 1
WiFi Yes
Friends' book store Yes
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes

ALERT | ALL LOCATIONS CLOSED TODAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2022
All Hawaii State Public Library System locations are closed today, September 26, out of an abundance of caution due to an unspecified threat. The library has been working with local law enforcement to determine when it is safe to reopen.