Kahului Public Library

Address

90 School St, Kahului, HI 96732, United States
808-873-3097

About

Welcome to the Kahului Public Library! Designed by Noboru Kobayashi, our library opened on Feb. 9, 1963. Native Hawaiian plants are featured in our yard and courtyard . We serve as the regional library and Federal Depository for Maui, offering enriching programs for all ages year-round.


Upcoming events at this branch

Panda Bear reading with text that says Storytime at Kahului Library

Children and their parents/caregivers are welcome to join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and movement designed to foster early literacy skills and a love of reading.

This program is best suited for preschool children, but older children are also welcome!

Excluding holiday closures and special programming, Storytime is held every Saturday at 10:30am, but on the last Saturday of the month we have a special Stay & Play! This independent playtime allows children access to a wide array of toys and games as well as provide a great atmosphere for them to meet and play with other keiki.

All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change. For a list of upcoming library programs, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World movie poster

Enjoy a free screening of the final film in DreamWorks Animation’s popular dragon franchise!  Come early at 5pm and craft your own paper dragon to take home with you.

“The citizens of Berk face a dragon trafficker who threatens their peace, dragons, and friendships in the final installment of the fantasy trilogy.” Directed by Dean De Blois, this 110-minute animated film features voices from Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

This film is rated PG.

Young children must be accompanied by an adult.

Crafts will be available from 5:00pm and the movie will start at 5:30pm.

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.

two astronauts in a spaceship

Children and their families are invited to help us celebrate the start of the 2019 Summer Reading Program with several fun afternoon activities at the Kahului Public Library!

  • Build and race your own straw rockets
  • Tour the Holoholo Bookmobile
  • Take a picture in our space-themed photo area
  • Outer space coloring pages and activity sheets
  • Giveaways (while supplies last) courtesy of the Hawaii State Federal Credit Union

Sponsored through the support of the Friends of the Library of Hawaii and Maui Friends of the Library.

All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change. For a list of upcoming library programs, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Jim Manning or Jungle Jim

Love Star Wars?  Come join Jedi Jim (Jim Manning, aka “Jungle Jim”) for Star Wars Jedi Knight Training, including Jedi Force Magic, the Laser Balloon Barrage and an epic light-saber duel!  As part of the 2019 Summer Reading Program, ”A Universe of Stories,” Jedi Jim encourages literacy and reinforces the joy of being at the library.  Get ready for fun… magic, comedy, balloons and audience participation, just right for 4 – 9 year old.

Sponsored by Maui Friends of the Library.

All programs are subject to change.  If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact he library at least 7 days before the program date.

Musician James McCarthy

In Celebration of the 2019 Summer Reading Program!

James McCarthy is a trained actor, storyteller and musician. He will captivate the audience with a wide variety of sky stories from myths to science. Join him for tales, wonder and songs! James is a founding storyteller of the Honolulu Zoo’s popular Moonlight Tours and Snooze in the Zoo which bring to life the stories that are found in the skies.

This free 45-minute program is suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i and the 2019 Summer Reading Sponsors. This program is a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program with funding and support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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.

handmade cards with comic book collage art

Stop by the children’s section to craft a handmade card perfect for Father’s Day or for any reason you wish. All supplies provided, just bring your creativity!

This program is suitable for all ages, but children 5 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change. For a list of upcoming library programs, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Moon Explorer

Blast off and discover how astronauts eat in space! What do they eat and is it different from meals on Earth? Learn how to make your own chocolate “astronaut pudding” that you can eat and enjoy (while supplies last)!

This program will take place in the library lanai and is suitable for ages 5 and up. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

All supplies provided through the support of Maui Friends of the Library. Recommended to RSVP below so we can have an estimate of how much ingredients to prepare.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change. For a list of upcoming library programs, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Uncle Wayne Watkins and his Howling Dog Band

Celebrate the 2019 Summer Reading Program, “A Universe of Stories” with Maui’s own Uncle Wayne and the Howling Dog Band!  Get ready to sing, dance, laugh, learn and have a rollicking good time! For over two decades, Uncle Wayne has shared his music with the children of Hawaii.  He combines his professional career in early childhood education and his extensive knowledge of child development with a love and passion for music to create a dynamic experience for children and their families.

Sponsored by Maui Friends of the Library.  Program is 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.

Crayon solar system drawing with ink background

Learn how to create your own outer space landscape with crayons and paint with an easy “crayon resist” art technique. Limited to the first 15 attendees or while supplies last.

This program is suitable for ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

All supplies provided through the support of Maui Friends of the Library.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change. For a list of upcoming library programs, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

A drawing of a space structure, newspaper sticks, pencil, and tape

Explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) concepts such as balance, gravity, weight, and distance while designing and building giant space structures out of newspaper sticks in the children’s room!

This program is suitable for ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

All supplies provided through the support of the Maui Friends of the Library.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change. For a list of upcoming library programs, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Hours

Date Time
Monday CLOSED - CLOSED
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 - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED - CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 59
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 2
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 19
Magazines 155
Newspapers 16
WiFi Yes
Friends' book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes