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

Artistically Drawn Poké Ball

From May 1st-July 26th, take photos with your Pokémon Go account at Kaimuki Public Library to enter to win a grand prize.

Winners will be judged on creativity, humor, and quality. Each person is allowed to submit up to 5 entries. Inappropriate pictures, captions, or hashtags will automatically be disqualified.

Upload the photos to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #catchitkaimuki to participate in the contest. Contestants must fill out a short entry form so that we can contact the winners. Forms are available at the Reference Desk. Winners will be announced at our closing Pokémon Party on Friday, August 2nd.

Pokémon Party includes:

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM       Pokémon Master Training (crafts & games!)

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM     Contest Entries Slideshow

3:15 PM                        Announce Winners

Foam alien with galaxy background

Ever wonder what aliens look like? You get to decide during our crafting session! Using materials that tantalize your senses, come design your new alien friend! All ages welcome!

Materials include modeling clay, bells, pipe cleaners, plastic eggs, plastic jewels, beads, and more!

 

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.

Lilo & Stitch movie poster

In Celebration of the 2019 Summer Reading Program!  The result of an illegal experiment in genetic mutation, Experiment #626, is so horrifyingly hostile that it’s been locked up by its inventors.  It escapes to Earth where Lilo, a young Hawaiian girl, mistakes it for a strange dog, adopts it, and renames it Stitch.  As Stitch becomes part of Lilo’s unusual family life, Lilo’s innocence and the aloha spirit of the Islands confuse and ultimately civilize the creature.

Location: Meeting Room

This 85-minute animated movie is rated PG and is suitable for all ages.  Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.  This movie is sponsored by the Friends of 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.  For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Story Time Bear on green grass with background flowers, palm trees, and ocean
  • June 23, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Sunday, repeating until December 29, 2019

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Come visit us on Sunday mornings for a fun-filled Storytime! Enjoy our weekly themed books and crafts. We’ll also sing your favorite children’s songs, new and old! Your child will gain early literacy skills, break out of their shell, and have fun!

Appropriate for ages 3-5, but all ages are welcome!

All children must be accompanied by a parent or 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.

Muolaulani hula dancers

In celebration of the 2019 Summer Reading Program!

Kumu Hula (Dance Master) Michael Pili Pang and his Mu‘olaulani dancers will showcase hula with a contemporary flair, to tell the stories of Hawai‘i and its rich culture. For the Summer Reading Program, the group will perform Hōkūleʻa, Nani Venuse (Beautiful Venus), and Na Po which describes the phases of the moon and is often called the Hawaiian Farmer’s Almanac.

Mu‘olaulani is a contemporary Hawaiian dance company. The performers have been trained through the dance school Halau Hula No‘eau in the style called hula ku‘i – a descriptive dance style which blends traditional hula with western idioms.

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 Kaimuki Public Library. 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.

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.

Colorful cartoon kids jumping

Did you know that playtime is important for early literacy and childhood development? Bring your littlest ones down to Kaimuki Library for our unstructured playtime, every other Wednesday from June 12th to July 10th.

Playtime activities will include sensory bottles, squish bags, toys, coloring, playdough, stone and minerals exploration, and more!

 

For ages birth to preschool.

All children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

The Iron Giant movie poster

In Celebration of the 2019 Summer Reading Program!  Hogarth Hughes just rescued an enormous robot that fell from the stars to Earth.  Now young Hogarth has one very big friend and an even bigger problem: how do you keep a 50-foot-tall, steel-eating giant a secret?

Location: Meeting Room

This 87-minute animated movie is rated PG and is suitable for all ages.  Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.  This movie is sponsored by the Friends of 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.  For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

UH Institute for Astronomy logo

In Celebration of the 2019 Summer Reading Program!  See how astronomers from the University of Hawai’i Institute for Astronomy use the light given off by planets, stars, and galaxies to understand their composition and temperature.  Electric lamps will be set up with various gases and attendees will use hand-held spectrographs to see the different colors of light they emit, and use that to figure out what they are.  Attendees will also be shown how temperature is measured by using the colors of light from certain types of objects.

Location: Meeting Room

This one-hour program is suitable for all ages and is funded by the Friends of Kaimuki Public Library and by grants from the Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.  Young children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver.

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

LEGOs with text
  • July 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until August 7, 2019

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Come build your own masterpiece with our LEGOs! Either follow a themed challenge, or let your imagination run wild!

LEGO Club meets first Wednesday of every month.

 

*For kids ages Kindergarten-5th grade.

**All materials must stay in the library.

 

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.

Apollo 15 Moon Rover and Astronaut

Construct your own mobile Moon Rovers out of easy to find materials. Put your own spin on the design, and then race your finished product with the whole group! This program will be a fun and easy step into STEM and engineering, why some designs work better than others, and what you can do in the future to improve a design.

 

 

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

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 - 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