Kailua-Kona Public Library

Temporary Hours | Effective March 8, 2022

SundayClosed
MondayClosed
Tuesday 12:00pm-3:00pm
4:00pm-7:00pm
Wednesday9:00am-12:00pm
1:00pm-4:00pm
Thursday9:00am-12:00pm
1:00pm-4:00pm
Friday12:00pm-4:00pm
Saturday9:00am-12:00pm
1:00pm-4:00pm

Address

75-138 Hualalai Rd, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, United States
808-327-4327

About

Welcome to the Kailua-Kona Public Library! Designed by architect George Iwasaki, our library opened on a leap day – Feb. 29, 1992. It is the second largest and second busiest library on Hawaii Island. We have a drive-through bookdrop and won an exemplary architectural design award from the Commission on Persons with Disabilities.


Upcoming events at this branch

A plastic bottle filled with blue dye, glitter, and toy sea creatures

This summer, the library is celebrating oceans of possibilities! Join Ms. Jen the Kids’ Librarian for a story and a special STEAM craft: creating a calming ocean scene.

This program is limited to 8 attendees; advance online registration for reserved seating is required. The registration system will go live on Saturday, June 11 and is scheduled to close Friday, June 24, or when all reservations are filled. Reservations must be created under the name of the child attendee(s); duplicate entries will be deleted. This program is open to children in Pre-K through 5th grade; an adult caregiver must accompany each attendee. Adult caregivers do not need to make a reservation for themselves. The event will be hosted outdoors on the lānai.

Mahalo nui to the Friends of the Libraries, Kona (F.O.L.K.) for sponsoring this program!

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.

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.

brave warriors battling dragons

In-person D&D gaming sessions for teens in grades 6-12 are back, in celebration of our Summer Reading Program: Oceans of Possibilities! Our skillful and experienced Dungeon Master, Bryce Pierson, will be leading the sessions which are limited to 6 players and advanced online registration is required; the registration system will be available May 23 until June 27 or until all spaces are taken. The sessions will be held on the library’s covered lānai. If you enjoy the challenge of defeating dragons and bold adventure, then join other teens for exciting gaming sessions! This program is generously sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona (FOLK).

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 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.

Storyteller Jeff Gere

Enjoy funny children’s stories with Storyteller Jeff Gere! For over 30 years, Jeff has been a Drama Specialist for Oahu’s Department of Parks and Recreation and has produced the annual Talk Story Festival in Honolulu. This 45-minute program is suitable for ages 5+. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Registration is required! Seating is limited to 15 attendees. Register in the RSVP section below.

This is a production of the University of Hawai‘i Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program. Additional funding and support is provided by the Tom F. Carpenter Memorial Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the Friends of the Libraries, Kona.


We have taken enhanced health & 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 at least 7 days prior to the program date.  We will make every attempt to fulfill all request for accommodations.  All programs are subject to change.

brave warriors battling dragons

In-person D&D gaming sessions for teens in grades 6-12 are back, in celebration of our Summer Reading Program: Oceans of Possibilities! Our skillful and experienced Dungeon Master, Bryce Pierson, will be leading the sessions which are limited to 6 players and advanced online registration is required; the registration system will be available May 23 until July 11 or until all spaces are taken. The sessions will be held on the library’s covered lānai. If you enjoy the challenge of defeating dragons and bold adventure, then join other teens for exciting gaming sessions! This program is generously sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona (FOLK).

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 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.

Blue slime containing a plastic, yellow octopus toy and a plastic crab toy.

This summer, the library is celebrating oceans of possibilities! Join Ms. Jen the Kids’ Librarian for a story and a special STEAM craft: creating ocean-themed slime!

This program is limited to 8 attendees; advance online registration for reserved seating is required. The registration system will go live on Saturday, July 16 and is scheduled to close Friday, June 29, or when all reservations are filled. Reservations must be created under the name of the child attendee(s); duplicate entries will be deleted. This program is open to children in Pre-K through 5th grade; an adult caregiver must accompany each attendee. Adult caregivers do not need to make a reservation for themselves. The event will be hosted outdoors on the lānai.

Mahalo nui to the Friends of the Libraries, Kona (F.O.L.K.) for sponsoring this program!

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.

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.

Picture of a healthy reef ecosystem

Hear Susan Otero of the Legacy Reef Foundation talk story about how and why their organization is working to rebuild our reefs today for future generations.

This program is limited to 15 attendees; advance online registration for reserved seating is required. The registration system will go live on Saturday, July 30 and is scheduled to close Friday, August 12, or when all reservations are filled. Reservations must be created under the name of each attendee; duplicate entries will be deleted. This program is open to all ages.

Mahalo nui to the Friends of the Libraries, Kona (F.O.L.K.) for sponsoring this program!

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.

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.

Hours

Date Time
Monday CLOSED - CLOSED
Tuesday 12:00PM-3:00PM & 4:00PM-7:00PM -
Wednesday 9:00AM-12:00PM & 1:00PM-4:00PM -
Thursday 9:00AM-12:00PM & 1:00PM-4:00PM -
Friday 12:00PM-4:00PM -
Saturday 9:00AM-11:00AM & 12:00PM-4:00PM -
Sunday CLOSED - CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 23
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 2
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 20
Magazines 38
Newspapers 5
WiFi Yes
Friends' book store No
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes