Kailua Public Library

Address

239 Kuulei Rd, Kailua, HI 96734, United States
808-266-9911

About

Welcome to the Kailua Public Library! Designed by the architectural firm of Lemmon, Freeth, Maines and Jones, our library opened on Dec. 28, 1960. Best known for our “Reading Tree” in the Children’s Room, it provides an aesthetically-pleasing backdrop for storytimes and special events. In back of our library is a beautiful courtyard with a fountain for patrons to read or chat with friends

Upcoming Events

For keiki ages 3 – 5 accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver.

Join us for stories, crafts, and other learning experiences. Introduce your child to the joy of reading a book and set them on the road to a future of lifelong learning. Some days, we will have storytime. Other days we will have crafts to develop fine motor skills. There might even be songs and movement days, and a few journaling activities that can get keiki interested in writing. You never know what you’ll find under the Kailua Library learning tree. See you there.

Program is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed. Program is suitable for age 5 and under. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

 

During weekly, one-hour sessions, parents or other adult caregiver and children ages 5 through 8 years old will learn math through fun games and activities. These sessions are designed to promote mathematical thinking using common household materials. The activities engage children in thinking about numerical and spatial relationships through card games, board games, and construction activities (creating patterns with shapes and simple objects).

Participation is limited and registration is required. Call Kailua Public Library to sign-up for this event at (808) 266-9911 during library hours. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

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.

 

Due to unforeseen circumstances this program has been cancelled. We’ll try again to get Uncle Wayne back at Kailua.

This year’s summer reading program is themed “Libraries Rock!” So come out with the kids and howl along with “Uncle Wayne” Watkins and his band of Howling Dogs. No better place to rock and read then at the Library this summer. The guys sing kid friendly, body stomping, good ole fun time songs that will have the young ones on their feet and dancing along. Especially great  for pre-school age children although the fun can be enjoyed by all.

Program is suitable for ages 5 and under. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

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.

 

colorful letters spelling out bookclub

Join us for our monthly book conversation! This month we’ll be reading The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne. Copies of the book are available at the Reference Desk.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Musicians Keith and Carmen Haugen

Celebrate the 2018 Summer Reading Program!

Sing along with Keith and Carmen U‘ilani Haugen as they play American and Hawaiian folk and fun songs and hula. The musical duo has entertained audiences throughout the islands and abroad for more than 40 years.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i and the 2018 Summer Reading Sponsors. This is a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program with additional funding and support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the University of Hawaii.

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.

 

colorful letters spelling out bookclub

Join us for our monthly book conversation! This month we’ll be reading The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui. Copies of the book are available at the Reference Desk.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

colorful letters spelling out bookclub

Join us for our monthly book conversation! This month we’ll be reading The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict. Copies of the book are available at the Reference Desk.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Hours

Date Time
Monday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 28
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 2
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 15
Magazines 78
Newspapers 8
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store Yes
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No