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

Keiki Storytime

Attend story time for preschoolers every Friday of the month, unless otherwise noted. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Laird Hamilton Take Every Wave Movie

This profile of legendary big-wave surfer Laird Hamilton explores his storied career, the innovations he brought to surfing and the curious irony that he never competed professionally in the sport.

Watch this remarkable story of an American icon who changed the sport of big wave surfing forever. Transcending the surf genre, this in-depth portrait of a hard-charging athlete explores the fear, courage, and ambition that push a man to greatness–and the cost that comes with it.

Documentary, Not Rated, 2017

 

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

Based on the New York Times bestseller by R.J. Palacio, Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

Rated PG, 2017

 

Make and Take Craft – Design your own CHOOSE KIND button, too.

 

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

Vegan Cooking

***SPRING BREAK PROGRAM***

We are excited to have special guest Mama T Gonsalves, Executive Chef of ‘Umeke Market in Honolulu, share her passion about teaching food as medicine. She will demonstrate a vegan recipe while highlighting the connections between the land, water, food we grow and eat, and our health. Mama T makes it a priority to source local, organic produce to further enforce the importance of sustainable nourishment. Please join us and consider adding at least one vegan recipe into your meal rotation.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library – Kahuku (FOLK).

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

STEM images

***SPRING BREAK PROGRAM***

After you have your fill of beach play this Spring Break, join us for some fun STEM activities. We will have a variety of hands-on learning activities for elementary school aged keiki. Participants will have the chance to create music with our Makey Makey; race a Sphero or Dash-n-Dot; make their own Squishy Circuits; build with magnets; and more!

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Best suited for children between the ages of 6 to 11. Parents or caregivers must accompany children while participating.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library – Kahuku (FOLK).

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

Storyteller Susie Roth using a whistle

***SPRING BREAK PROGRAM***

Please join us for a special performance by Susie Roth, aka The Fairy Grandmother.

This 30 to 45 minute program is filled with imaginative stories, expressive movements, and lots of fun magic.

This program is best suited for preschool to 2nd grade children.

 

“Susie Roth presented a musical, magical story hour for all ages as the Fairy Grandmother at the Makiki Community Library on Sunday, weaving fun, magic, movement and dancing in her presentation as a way to encourage reading in her young audience.”

– Bruce Asato, Star Bulletin – July 10, 2017

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

 

 

Emergency Supplies

Learn what other local communities are doing beyond stocking up on food and water emergency supplies for a minimum of 14 days.

Please join us for a special presentation about emergency preparedness with Leslie Kahihikolo –President of Kailua Alert & Prepared and Secretary of Hawaii Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD). This 2- hour presentation will cover important details to prepare for hurricanes, tsunamis, and ballistic missiles. Information about Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) and HAM amateur radio will be shared, as well.

The Friends of the Library – Kahuku (FOLK) will provide small survival kit prizes for attendees, as long as supplies last.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library ten 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