Kaimuki Public Library

Address

1041 Koko Head Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816, United States
808-733-8422

About

Welcome to the Kaimuki Public Library! Designed by local architect Shoso Kagawa, our library opened on June 17, 1965. Our busy regional library opens 6 days a week and is one of only 3 public libraries open on Sundays. In 2015, our library celebrated its 50th Anniversary.


Upcoming events at this branch

Green and gold ornaments with curly green ribbon

Instead of throwing out your rubbish, create your own ornaments out of upcycled materials for a chance to win awesome prizes! All ages are welcome to submit entries.

Each person may submit only one entry. Bring in your ornament by Sunday, December 15th to be considered. Ornaments cannot be made out of materials that would attract bugs.

Votes will be cast by you, our community! Maximum one vote per person per day after checking out books from December 16 to January 5, 2020. Winners will be contacted by January 10th.

Winners will be selected for the most creative ornaments made by:

  • Adult (Ages 18+)
  • Teen (Ages 12-17)
  • Youth (Ages 5-11)

Mahalo to our Friends of the Kaimuki Library for generously sponsoring this program!

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.

Puzzle Pieces
  • December 8, 2019
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until December 31, 2019

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  • Contact: 808-733-8422

Do you enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles in your spare time?  If you do, Kaimuki Public Library may just have the puzzle for you!  A limited supply of puzzles are available to borrow for children, teens and adults at the Adult Reference Desk on a first come, first serve basis during library hours, excluding Saturdays and state holidays.  Donations of puzzles are always welcome!  For more information about the program and how to donate, please inquire at the Adult Reference Desk.

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.  For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Chess pieces picture

Enjoy the challenging game of chess every day in the library!  First come, first serve for available chess sets and boards at the Adult Reference Desk.  All experience levels are welcome, but no instruction will be provided.  Please see the Adult Reference Desk for more information on how to participate!

Games

Enjoy playing board games every day in the library!  First come, first serve for available board games at the Adult Reference Desk.  No instruction will be provided.  Donations of complete board games in good condition are always welcome and appreciated.  Please see the Adult Reference Desk for more information!

Join us for a relaxing evening of coloring in our downstairs Meeting Room. A variety of coloring sheets and colored pencils will be provided, or you may bring your own.

This is program is suitable for adults and young adult ages 17+ and is sponsored by the Friends of the Kaimuki Public Library.

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.

Please join us in the Library meeting room every 2nd Tuesday of the month for a fun evening playing a variety of board games that usually include: Azul, Carcassonne, and Pandemic.  Assistance and instruction on playing the games will depend on the demand that evening.  These games are suitable for ages 7 and up (Azul and Carcassonne) and 8 and up (Pandemic).

We encourage all ages over 7 to participate, however, it is important to note that these games are often popular with teens and adults.

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.

Elf
Elf movie poster

A human baby accidentally ends up at the North Pole and grows up among the elf community.  Buddy, as he comes to be known, knows that he’s “special.”  When he’s 30, Buddy learns from Santa that he’s really a human.  He decides to go in search of his father, to find out where he belongs.  He walks to Manhattan, and is immediately run over by a cab.  His father at first rejects him and Buddy ends up in a department store where other elves are working.  but all the while, things are looking bad for Santa Claus.  When Santa crashes his sleigh in Central Park, it’s Buddy’s moment to shine.

Location: Meeting Room

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Kaimuki Public Library and is rated PG for some mild rude humor and language.

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.

The Grinch Movie Poster

A retelling of the classic tale about a grumpy old creature living in a cave on Mt. Crumpet who can’t stand to see his neighbors in Whoville enjoying themselves.  Things are especially bad at Christmas, when the Whos kick their merriment into high gear with fantastic celebrations.  This year, the Grinch decides to dress up like Santa Claus on Christmas Eve and steal all the Christmas gifts and decorations, so the Whos can’t enjoy the season.  What he finds, however, is that Christmas in Whoville is much more than gifts and decorations, it’s a time to celebrate love and friendship.

Location: Meeting Room

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Kaimuki Public Library and is rated PG for brief rude humor.

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

 

Santa Claus holding a candy cane

Santa is making a special visit to Kaimuki Public Library! Come join us at 1:00 PM for a short storytime followed by an easy ornament craft, wintery games, and holiday activities. Participants will also have a chance to take photos with Santa Claus!

Please note that families must bring their own device to take photos.

All kids must be accompanied by a caregiver.

 

Mahalo to our Friends of the Kaimuki Library for generously sponsoring this program!

Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 7 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

holiday needle felted person

Join us for a fun hour long workshop in our downstairs meeting room with local fiber artist Wendy Ikeda. Create your own woolly needle felted snow person to hang on your holiday tree! All supplies will be provided. Space is limited for only ten participants. RSVP is required. Sign up at the reference desk or call the library to reserve a spot. This program is suitable for adults and young adults ages 17+ and is sponsored by the Friends of the Kaimuki Public Library.

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.

 

Hours

Date Time
Monday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED - CLOSED
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Access

Parking spots 44
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 3
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 20
Magazines 63
Newspapers 16
WiFi Yes
Friends' book store Yes
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes