Kailua-Kona Public Library

Address

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

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.


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Congratulations to our Bookmark Contest Winners! 

All winners have been notified via email. Look for bookmarks to be available in March at Kailua-Kona Public Library.

Mahalo to all who participated! We had 31 submissions total across all age groups, and over 100 votes to decide the winners.

This program was proudly sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona (F.O.L.K.)


Upcoming events at this branch

Story time with Keiki O Ka ʻĀina title with open book and stars and KOKA logo

Join Ms. Gina from Keiki O Ka ‘Āina He Lei Piko Home Visiting Programs for story time at the library, suitable for ages 4 and under.

Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

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

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. For a schedule of events, go to librarieshawaii.org/events.

Children's Literature Hawaii's 2024 Writing and Art Contests

Are you a budding writer or artist? Have a cool idea to draw a new cover for your favorite book? How about writing a letter to your future self?

Come by the Kailua-Kona library and work on your creation using supplies from our creativity cart!

For the month of March, we want to help inspire you to create, draw, and write. Visit the children’s room or teen room to find out more information. Did we mention that brain food is provided for those working on their creation?

This program is in support of the Children’s Literature of Hawaiʻi 2024 Youth Art & Writing Contests. The contest runs from Feb 1-March 31. Additional information may be found on the CLH website .

Supplies and snacks generously provided by Friends of the Libraries, Kona (F.O.L.K.).

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.

Children's Literature Hawaii's 2024 Writing and Art Contests

Are you a budding writer or artist? Have a cool idea to draw a new cover for your favorite book? How about writing a letter to your future self?

Come by the Kailua-Kona library and work on your creation using supplies from our creativity cart!

For the month of March, we want to help inspire you to create, draw, and write. Visit the children’s room or teen room to find out more information. Did we mention that brain food is provided for those working on their creation?

This program is in support of the Children’s Literature of Hawaiʻi 2024 Youth Art & Writing Contests. The contest runs from Feb 1-March 31. Additional information may be found on the CLH website .

Supplies and snacks generously provided by Friends of the Libraries, Kona (F.O.L.K.).

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.

Alphabet Story Time title curved over book with ABC print

Join Kauʻi the Kids’ Librarian for an alphabet-focused story time to develop early literacy skills, including print recognition and phonemic awareness.

This program is suitable for keiki in preschool and those beginning independent reading.

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

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. For a schedule of events, go to librarieshawaii.org/events.

Children's Literature Hawaii's 2024 Writing and Art Contests

Are you a budding writer or artist? Have a cool idea to draw a new cover for your favorite book? How about writing a letter to your future self?

Come by the Kailua-Kona library and work on your creation using supplies from our creativity cart!

For the month of March, we want to help inspire you to create, draw, and write. Visit the children’s room or teen room to find out more information. Did we mention that brain food is provided for those working on their creation?

This program is in support of the Children’s Literature of Hawaiʻi 2024 Youth Art & Writing Contests. The contest runs from Feb 1-March 31. Additional information may be found on the CLH website .

Supplies and snacks generously provided by Friends of the Libraries, Kona (F.O.L.K.).

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.

Children's Literature Hawaii's 2024 Writing and Art Contests

Are you a budding writer or artist? Have a cool idea to draw a new cover for your favorite book? How about writing a letter to your future self?

Come by the Kailua-Kona library and work on your creation using supplies from our creativity cart!

For the month of March, we want to help inspire you to create, draw, and write. Visit the children’s room or teen room to find out more information. Did we mention that brain food is provided for those working on their creation?

This program is in support of the Children’s Literature of Hawaiʻi 2024 Youth Art & Writing Contests. The contest runs from Feb 1-March 31. Additional information may be found on the CLH website .

Supplies and snacks generously provided by Friends of the Libraries, Kona (F.O.L.K.).

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.

Children's Literature Hawaii's 2024 Writing and Art Contests

Are you a budding writer or artist? Have a cool idea to draw a new cover for your favorite book? How about writing a letter to your future self?

Come by the Kailua-Kona library and work on your creation using supplies from our creativity cart!

For the month of March, we want to help inspire you to create, draw, and write. Visit the children’s room or teen room to find out more information. Did we mention that brain food is provided for those working on their creation?

This program is in support of the Children’s Literature of Hawaiʻi 2024 Youth Art & Writing Contests. The contest runs from Feb 1-March 31. Additional information may be found on the CLH website .

Supplies and snacks generously provided by Friends of the Libraries, Kona (F.O.L.K.).

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.

Mario character running

It’s almost Mario (Mar10) Day! Time to celebrate!

Join us for a day of fun at the library all in celebration of Mario. Schedule of events as follows:

  • 3:30pm-5pm: Super Mario Bros. Movie Screening 

Based on the Super Mario video games, the animated film follows Mario on his adventures with his friends. Mario joins forces with Princess Peach and Toad. The trio is in search of Mario’s brother Luigi. Together, they hope to defeat the evil Bowser and save the Mushroom Kingdom from his destructive schemes. Rated PG, run time is 92 mins. Movie will be screened in the Adult Room and all ages are welcome.

  • 5pm-6:30pm :Play Mario Kart on Wii

Face off against a friend in Mario Kart! Can you race this retro system into 2024? Activity will be in the Young Adult Room and is for tweens and teens.

  • All Afternoon: Mario Perler Bead Craft

Make your favorite Mario character with perler beads. Create a stand alone, magnet, or keychain to take home. All supplies provided. Craft will be held in the Young Adult Room while supplies last and is for tweens and teens.

Enjoy Mario themed snacks for all activities, proudly sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona (F.O.L.K.).

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.

Children's Literature Hawaii's 2024 Writing and Art Contests

Are you a budding writer or artist? Have a cool idea to draw a new cover for your favorite book? How about writing a letter to your future self?

Come by the Kailua-Kona library and work on your creation using supplies from our creativity cart!

For the month of March, we want to help inspire you to create, draw, and write. Visit the children’s room or teen room to find out more information. Did we mention that brain food is provided for those working on their creation?

This program is in support of the Children’s Literature of Hawaiʻi 2024 Youth Art & Writing Contests. The contest runs from Feb 1-March 31. Additional information may be found on the CLH website .

Supplies and snacks generously provided by Friends of the Libraries, Kona (F.O.L.K.).

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.

Quiz Bowl Team Meeting text with HSPLS library card logo and graphics of a trophy, confetti, and a stack of books

Do you enjoy reading, trivia, teamwork, and earning top prizes?

Join The Page Masters, the library’s competitive book club.

Suitable for kids in the 4th through 7th grades, attend our meetings to prepare for the annual Big Island Heluhelu Quiz Bowl.

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

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. For a schedule of events, go to librarieshawaii.org/events.

Hours

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

All public libraries will be closed for the upcoming state holidays:
Tuesday, March 26, for Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day and Friday, March 29, for Good Friday.