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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

Library Bingo

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! In January 2020, keiki 5-11 years old are invited to take on the Library BINGO Challenge.

Sign up for the Winter Reading Program to enter. Pick up a Library BINGO Challenge card in the Children’s Section beginning Thursday, January 2.

Score a BINGO (5 in a row!) and present your winning card to Ms. Jen by Saturday, February 1 to earn a ticket to the Ice Cream Party!

The Ice Cream Party will be held at the library on Saturday, February 8 from 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. Those who earn a spot at the Ice Cream Party will also be entered into a mystery prize drawing, and must be present to win.

This program is proudly 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

garden patch of ornamental edibles

Diana Duff will give a PowerPoint presentation identifying 100 plants suitable for Hawaiian gardens. She will talk about ornamental ground covers, shrubs and trees, including edibles that can beautify your garden while supplying food. A handout listing these plants will be offered as well. Come prepared to learn the identity of numerous plants to consider planting in your garden. This 90-minute in-depth program is free to the public.

Diana Duff has been gardening and farming in Kona for more than 25 years. She writes a gardening column for West Hawai’i Today, continues to teach gardening classes, and does farm and garden consulting work with FarmWorks Hawai’i.

The Community Seed Library 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.

library pen pal project

The Kailua-Kona Public Library is participating in a Library Pen Pal Project with the Osborne Public Library! Keiki 7 through 11 years old are invited to join a focused writing community that will help us forge a positive relationship with the children of Osborne Public Library in Osborne, Kansas.

Through our writing projects, our keiki and Kansas keiki will learn about each other and their respective communities, letter writing skills and etiquette, and the joy of creating and receiving hand-written mail!

The writing focus for February’s meeting will be a collaborative writing project!

The Library Pen Pal Project is proudly 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

Coffee with a Cop

No agenda, no speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in West Hawaii over a free cup of coffee.  Join us on the lanai for good conversations.

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.

It's story time

Children (2-5 years old) and their caregivers are invited to join Ms. Jen the Children’s Librarian for stories and learning activities that promote early literacy skills.

Preschool Story Time is typically scheduled for the first three Thursdays of each month, August through April.

Preschool Story Time is proudly 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

youth battling dragon in a cave

Dungeons and Dragons, or D&D, has been played in some form or another for 45 years. Characters in Stranger Things and She-Ra talk about it, and celebrities like Vin Diesel, Terry Crews and Stephen Colbert play it. Now you too can play D&D at Kailua-Kona Public Library! It’s a game of cooperative storytelling, led by the Dungeon Master who weaves a story filled with excitement and danger. The other players craft characters with unique strengths and must work together to succeed against all odds. If you like the thought of defeating dragons and bold adventure, but you’re not sure if it’ll be hard to learn, rest assured that an experienced Dungeon Master, Bryce Pierson, will be teaching and guiding the games for this free program. Teens in grades 6-12 with all skill levels are welcome! Bryce, who has way too many colorful dice, has been playing D&D and other games for over 15 years, and has led D&D games for large groups at conventions. Attendance is limited to 6 players on each day, please call or stop by the library to reserve your place. All you need to bring are a mechanical pencil and a notebook. Dice will be provided, or bring your own. Call now to save your spot!

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.

Ice Cream with musical notes

Library BINGO Challenge participants who have scored a BINGO (5 in a row!) are invited to attend the Ice Cream Party! Be sure to present your winning card to Ms. Jen by Saturday, February 1 to pick up your ticket to the party. 

The Ice Cream Party will be held at the library on Saturday, February 8 from 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. Those who earn a spot at the Ice Cream Party will also be entered into a mystery prize drawing, and must be present to win. We hope to see you all there for the celebration!

This program is proudly 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

knitting sample

Here’s a chance to learn the basics of knitting and to complete a project.  Instructors Joann D’addo and Karen Wong will assist the participants in creating a “wash cloth”, supplies will be provided for the project.  Space is limited to eight (8) participants so please let us know if you plan to attend by calling the library at 327-4327 to reserve your seat.

If you require an auxiliary aid/service or 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.

It's story time

Children (2-5 years old) and their caregivers are invited to join Ms. Jen the Children’s Librarian for stories and learning activities that promote early literacy skills.

Preschool Story Time is typically scheduled for the first three Thursdays of each month, August through April.

Preschool Story Time is proudly 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

It's story time

Children (2-5 years old) and their caregivers are invited to join Ms. Jen the Children’s Librarian for stories and learning activities that promote early literacy skills.

Preschool Story Time is typically scheduled for the first three Thursdays of each month, August through April.

Preschool Story Time is proudly 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