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Kalihi-Palama Public Library

Address

1325 Kalihi St, Honolulu, HI 96819, United States
808-832-3466

About

Welcome to the Kalihi-Palama Public Library! Designed by architect Vladimir Ossipoff,  called “the master of Hawaii modern architecture,” our library opened on Sept. 9, 1949. One of the few HSPLS libraries with an auditorium, ours is unique and popular- booked a year in advance. On Sept. 9, 2014, our library celebrated its 65th Anniversary.

Upcoming Events

Christmas Story Time Bear Reading a Blue Book

Keiki from birth to 5th grade, parents and caregivers are invited to drop in to the Children’s Room at Kalihi-Palama Public Library for some quiet Together Time: choose to read, play with puzzles and puppets, color, and/or craft. All coloring and craft materials, instructions and supplies will be provided, while supplies last.

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please call 832-3466 at least 7 days before the program date

tools, wrapped gifts and tags

As the holiday season begins, join our Merry Makerspace!  Limited materials and supplies are provided at this self-directed event.  You are also welcome to bring in your own materials to work with.

Create your own holiday-inspired items, or follow one of our craft instruction sheets with a finished sample.  Participants are not required to stay for the entire 2 hour session.  Program is suitable for those in Gr. 6 and up.

Dates & Time: Dec. 12 and 13, from 2:00 – 4:00.

  • Sign-up is required at the library in person, or via phone call.  You may sign up for one or both sessions.
  • Limit: 14 per day.  Note – 7 spots are reserved for teens.  There is no wait list.
  • Event will be monitored by the YA librarian or library staff/ volunteer.
  • No food consumption is allowed.  Drinks in covered containers are allowed on the floor, or put away in a bag, and consumed away from all crafting areas.
  • Please clean up after yourself.

Program is subject to change or cancellation.  If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date at 832-3466.  Mahalo!

 

possums reading a book

As the current school year is in full swing, members of the Farrington High School Key Club are offering a free weekly reading mentor community project at Kalihi-Palama Public Library on Wednesdays, from 3-4 p.m. Any child is welcome to listen to a story read aloud, and then the child may read aloud to the Key Club member.

We hope to nurture young readers by encouraging active listening skills, reading fluency, correct pronunciation, expression, and comprehension. Really sounds like a lot but it is just what we encourage parents, caregivers, and older siblings to do at home: read aloud to keiki plus listen to keiki read aloud.

The Key Club will continue meeting at the library through May 2019 on Wednesdays when the library is open, so please take advantage of this opportunity to have one-on-one or small group interactions all for the love of reading, books and libraries. No registration required. For more information, call 832-3466.

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at 832-3466 at least 7 days before the program date.

 

Christmas Story Time Bear Reading a Blue Book

Keiki from birth to 5th grade, parents and caregivers are invited to drop in to the Children’s Room at Kalihi-Palama Public Library for some quiet Together Time: choose to read, play with puzzles and puppets, color, and/or craft. All coloring and craft materials, instructions and supplies will be provided, while supplies last.

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please call 832-3466 at least 7 days before the program date

tools, wrapped gifts and tags

As the holiday season begins, join our Merry Makerspace!  Limited materials and supplies are provided at this self-directed event.  You are also welcome to bring in your own materials to work with.

Create your own holiday-inspired items, or follow one of our craft instruction sheets with a finished sample.  Participants are not required to stay for the entire 2 hour session.  Program is suitable for those in Gr. 6 and up.

Dates & Time: Dec. 12 and 13, from 2:00 – 4:00.

  • Sign-up is required at the library in person, or via phone call.  You may sign up for one or both sessions.
  • Limit: 14 per day.  Note – 7 spots are reserved for teens.  There is no wait list.
  • Event will be monitored by the YA librarian or library staff/ volunteer.
  • No food consumption is allowed.  Drinks in covered containers are allowed on the floor, or put away in a bag, and consumed away from all crafting areas.
  • Please clean up after yourself.

Program is subject to change or cancellation.  If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date at 832-3466.  Mahalo!

 

student studying with books

Teens – do you need space to finish a project or display board or study for exams?

The Auditorium will be open a few afternoons for studying, monitored by the YA librarian.  The benefits of using this room are:

  • Food & Drinks may be consumed
  • Quiet Conversations are allowed for small study groups
  • Larger table space – great for boards and posters

LIMIT: 16 students, Gr. 6-12, 1st come 1st served

RULES:

  1. No loud conversations, playing, or social time
  2. Respect all others in the room
  3. Music or videos are allowed only on your own device with headphone or earbud use
  4. Self-clean up: push in chairs, throw away trash
  5. Light snacks may be provided, while supplies last

TIME:  2:30 – 4:00 pm

DATES:

  • Dec. 18, 20 – Tuesday & Thursday

Program schedule is subject to change or cancellation.  Sponsored in part by the Friends of the Kalihi-Palama Public Library.

Christmas Story Time Bear Reading a Blue Book

Keiki from birth to 5th grade, parents and caregivers are invited to drop in to the Children’s Room at Kalihi-Palama Public Library for some quiet Together Time: choose to read, play with puzzles and puppets, color, and/or craft. All coloring and craft materials, instructions and supplies will be provided, while supplies last.

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please call 832-3466 at least 7 days before the program date

student studying with books

Teens – do you need space to finish a project or display board or study for exams?

The Auditorium will be open a few afternoons for studying, monitored by the YA librarian.  The benefits of using this room are:

  • Food & Drinks may be consumed
  • Quiet Conversations are allowed for small study groups
  • Larger table space – great for boards and posters

LIMIT: 16 students, Gr. 6-12, 1st come 1st served

RULES:

  1. No loud conversations, playing, or social time
  2. Respect all others in the room
  3. Music or videos are allowed only on your own device with headphone or earbud use
  4. Self-clean up: push in chairs, throw away trash
  5. Light snacks may be provided, while supplies last

TIME:  2:30 – 4:00 pm

DATE:

  • Dec. 20 – Thursday

Program schedule is subject to change or cancellation.  Sponsored in part by the Friends of the Kalihi-Palama Public Library.

Christmas Story Time Bear Reading a Blue Book

Keiki from birth to 5th grade, parents and caregivers are invited to drop in to the Children’s Room at Kalihi-Palama Public Library for some quiet Together Time: choose to read, play with puzzles and puppets, color, and/or craft. All coloring and craft materials, instructions and supplies will be provided, while supplies last.

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please call 832-3466 at least 7 days before the program date

Christmas Story Time Bear Reading a Blue Book

Keiki from birth to 5th grade, parents and caregivers are invited to drop in to the Children’s Room at Kalihi-Palama Public Library for some quiet Together Time: choose to read, play with puzzles and puppets, color, and/or craft. All coloring and craft materials, instructions and supplies will be provided, while supplies last.

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please call 832-3466 at least 7 days before the program date

Christmas Story Time Bear Reading a Blue Book

Keiki from birth to 5th grade, parents and caregivers are invited to drop in to the Children’s Room at Kalihi-Palama Public Library for some quiet Together Time: choose to read, play with puzzles and puppets, color, and/or craft. All coloring and craft materials, instructions and supplies will be provided, while supplies last.

The library is open Christmas Eve Monday from 10-5 p.m.

All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please call 832-3466 at least 7 days before the program date

Hours

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

Access

Parking spots 36
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 2
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 10
Magazines 40
Newspapers 5
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No