Kahuku Public and School Library

Address

56-490 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, HI 96731
808-293-8935
Front entrance of the Kahuku Public & School Library

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.”


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Upcoming events at this branch

Ching's in Punalu'u painting by Bill Thomas

Please join us as we learn more about the history of the Ching ‘Ohana of Punalu’u, one of the first Chinese immigrant families who came to O’ahu in the 1800s.

Uncle Gordan Ching will share information about the history of Ching ‘Ohana including childhood memories with a slideshow of archival photos in Punalu’u.

Michelle Ching Choy will share details about the Ching Ming Festival and the Yin Sit Sha Society.

Patrick Ching, current owner of Ching’s – Punalu’u Store will share more about their long legacy serving the Ko’olauloa community for decades.

Refreshments will be provided for this presentation.

Image of Ching’s Punaluu General Store by Bill Thomas on his website Hawaii History — Artwork by Bill Thomas

 

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.

Two hand made greeting cards

Join us in crafting beautiful handmade cards that can be customized for any special occasion. Supplies will be provided.

Early sign up is requested. Please call at 808-293-8935 or visit us to get added to the list.

This program is best suited for adults, teens, and older children.

 

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.

Book titled Lost Children Archive on a stone background

Join us for a monthly book club. The sixth selection will be Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli.

“NEW YORK TIMES 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR  “An epic road trip [that also] captures the unruly intimacies of marriage and parenthood … This is a novel that daylights our common humanity, and challenges us to reconcile our differences.” The Washington Post

One of The Atlantic’s Great American Novels of the Past 100 Years

In Valeria Luiselli’s fiercely imaginative follow-up to the American Book Award-winning Tell Me How It Ends, an artist couple set out with their two children on a road trip from New York to Arizona in the heat of summer. As the family travels west, the bonds between them begin to fray: a fracture is growing between the parents, one the children can almost feel beneath their feet.
 
Through ephemera such as songs, maps and a Polaroid camera, the children try to make sense of both their family’s crisis and the larger one engulfing the news: the stories of thousands of kids trying to cross the southwestern border into the United States but getting detained—or lost in the desert along the way.
 
A breath-taking feat of literary virtuosity, Lost Children Archive is timely, compassionate, subtly hilarious, and formally inventive—a powerful, urgent story about what it is to be human in an inhuman world..” – From Penguin Random House website

Additional copies of the novel will be available at Kahuku Public and School Library.

We will announce the August selection soon.

Selections for the fall have not been made yet. Please join us and help us decide what to read next!

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.

Rose Stamp

Join us for a special Hawaiian leaf printing class led by Rachel Soares of Punalu’u. Kaipo makes her own stampers and lauhala accessories.

Kaipo will also have supplies for faux floral hair clips available for assembling.

Supplies will be provided but if you would like to bring in a bag or a piece of clothing to stamp or your own hair clips, that is fine, too.

This will be the final Tuesday evening program of the summer, so don’t miss out.

This program is best suited for older children, teens, and adults.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.

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

In observance of the Statehood Day holiday, all public libraries will be closed on Friday, August 16, 2024.

In observance of the Labor Day holiday, all public libraries will be closed from Saturday to Monday, August 31 to September 2, 2024.