Kailua-Kona Public Library

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

landscaped flowers and plants

Please join us for this free in-depth workshop presented by the Community Seed Library. In this workshop, Micah will discuss ways to holistically manage Hawaiian landscapes to diminish pest and disease issues. He will also provide techniques and strategies for controlling existing infestations.

Micah is a leading provider of sustainable landscape services in West Hawai’i, with over a decade of local experience as a landscape designer and contractor. He currently operates Bio-Scape Hawai’i LLC, earned a Permaculture Design Certificate in  2009 from Living Mandala (Sebastopol, CA.) and in 2010 was certified by The Permaculture Research Institute of America to teach permaculture.

This program is generously supported by the Friends of the Libraries, Kona (FOLK). 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 events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.

Two astronaut children being friends and holding books

Saturday, June 1st marks the beginning of the Hawai‘i State Public Library System’s Summer Reading Program!

Join us at the Kailua-Kona Public Library for a celebratory kick-off party, featuring a variety of family fun including:
• Activity stations with NASA Solar System Ambassadors Nancy Tashima and Maureen Salmi;
• Face painting by Jennifer Ching of Nohelani Impressions;
• Collaborative coloring activities; and
• A space-themed photo booth

Enjoy the afternoon with us and learn more about incentives, lucky prize drawings, and tracking your reading time using the Beanstack Tracker app! We hope to see you there!

This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries, Kona.

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 events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Family Movie Night

Children and their ‘ohana are invited to join us for a family movie night featuring ‘Mune: Guardian of the Moon’ (MPAA rating PG), winner of the Best Film at the 2015 Tokyo Anime Awards and the Young People’s Jury Award at TIFF Kids.

A popcorn bar will be provided until supplies run out. Participants are welcome to bring pillows and blankets to get comfy on our carpet floor. Dry snacks, as well as personal beverages in closed containers are also welcome. If you have any questions about movie snack appropriateness, please inquire with Ms. Jen the Children’s Librarian. Children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver. We hope to see you there!

This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries, Kona (F.O.L.K.).

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 events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Mr. Kneel smiling with outstretched arms

Check out this free beat-box workshop with Mr. Kneel for teens entering grades 6-12! Mr. Kneel uses Hip Hop music, beatboxing, and interactive games to create a fun and engaging experience for all teens. Mr. Kneel is an entertainer and former inner-city teacher, and his workshops have been presented at over 500 schools in 43 states. This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries, Kona (FOLK).

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.

Two astronauts in spaceship

Space fans of all ages are invited to experience the dynamic world of astronomy with hands-on science projects, free planetarium shows, and live science presentations, generously sponsored by the NASA Solar System Ambassadors, Gemini Observatory, East Asian Observatory, W. M. Keck Observatory, and the Institute for Astronomy.

Be sure to stop by our check-in table in the main lobby to pick up a program guide for station locations and schedules for StarLab planetarium and Aunty Mimi’s science presentations. We hope to see you there!

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 events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

DIY Nebula-in-a-Jar

Nebulae, clouds of gas and dust in space, are an out-of-this-world, colorful wonder to behold! Build and capture your own unique nebula in a glass jar, using water, paint, cotton balls, and glitter. Supplies will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

This craft is suitable for children heading into Kindergarten-5th grade. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. In an effort to reduce waste and reuse items, community members are invited to donate clean glass jars with lids (12 ounce jars preferred) to the library. Please drop them off with the Children’s Librarian by Tuesday, June 11. We hope to see you there!

This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries, Kona (F.O.L.K.).

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 events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Books

Our monthly two hour meetings of the Circle include an eclectic collection of travel research tips, what’s new in the library in the travel related sections, where we’ve been and where we are going.  We are active travelers trekking the near and far corners of the planet and returning with tips and stories to share.  This is our last meeting until we resume in September when you can report on your summer adventures.  Happy travels! You can even send a postcard to the library!  attn: Denise

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.

teens receiving civil air patrol training

You are invited to attend a free informative presentation about the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), a non-profit organization designed to provide leadership skills, aerospace education, and emergency services training for teenagers. Lucia Dauchy, CAP Senior Member, will be our presenter. The CAP experience for teens, who are between 12-18 years old, teaches important life principles that can contribute to future success in many ways, such as personal growth and the pursuit of careers in commercial or military aviation, and medical rescue services. The core values taught in the CAP program are integrity, service, excellence and respect. The Civil Air Patrol is the place where some teens fly planes before they are old enough to drive cars. Find out what all the excitement is about!

Ms. Dauchy is a volunteer administrative assistant at the Civil Air Patrol-Kona Composite Squadron (CAP-KCS). She works with the CAP-KCS Team to provide initial flight instruction for cadets that can lead to careers in aviation. She also is the curator of the CAP-KCS Library. She encourages Kona teens to utilize the CAP resources to advance their aeronautical education. Ms. Dauchy is a graduate of UH-West O’ahu.

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 events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.

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.

Moon Explorer

The moon and its phases have fascinated humanity since we first looked to the sky. Learn more about the folklore and science behind moon phases with stories, demonstrations, and an edible activity!

This craft is suitable for children starting grades Kindergarten-5th grade in the upcoming school year. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries, Kona (F.O.L.K.).

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 events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Hours

Date Time
Monday CLOSED - CLOSED
Tuesday 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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