Kaneohe Public Library

Address

45-829 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 96744, United States
808-233-5676

About

Welcome to the Kaneohe Public Library! Our library, which opened in its present location in January 1963, was built to serve a community that is both urban and rural. It also serves as a back-up reference and resource library for our Windward public libraries in Kahuku, Kailua, and Waimanalo. The entire family will be educated and entertained by weekly storytimes and our monthly Game & Activity Days, Lego Club, and Movie Nights.


Upcoming events at this branch

Have fun with board games, building activities and much, much, more!  Engage the entire family as you play your favorite games and meet new friends! Young children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Supported by the Friends of Kaneohe 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

 

Papercut image man singing with guitar

Join us for Thursday morning storytimes!  Craft activities following storytime can be taken home and enjoyed.  Great fun for children ages 2-5 years. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Sponsored by the Friends of Kaneohe 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 .

Bon dance drawing

Join the members of Kaneohe’s Koolau Sakura Odori Kai bon odori group for a short lesson on some traditional bon dance songs with a practice session to follow.  The event is being conducted with assistance from Kaneohe’s oldest Buddhist organization, the Kaneohe Higashi Hongwanji.  This event is free and suitable for all ages, and children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.  Sponsored by the Friends of Kaneohe 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

 

possums reading a book

Join us every 2nd and last Monday of the month for a storytime perfect for those under 2 years of age.   Listen to stories and learn songs you can take home and continue to share.  An adult caregiver is required to attend. Sponsored by the Friends of Kaneohe 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

 

Family Movie Night

Join us for a free viewing of the continuing adventures of Hiccup and Toothless.   The citizens of Berk face a dragon trafficker who threatens their peace, dragons and friendships in the final installment of the fantasy trilogy. Featuring the voices of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse.  Rated PG.  Supported by the Friends of Kaneohe Library.  Young children must be accompanied by 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

 

Storyteller Susie Roth using a whistle

In celebration of the 2019 Summer Reading Program!

Join us for a special storytime with Susie Roth, the Fairy Grandmother, as we celebrate a Universe of Stories.

This program is suitable for ages 3 and older. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Sponsored by the Friends of Kaneohe 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

Therapy Dogs. K9 TheraPets

Would you know what to do if you saw a strange dog running loose in your neighborhood? What about if you’re walking in the park? Learn steps to keep you as safe as possible in situations like these and more.  Volunteers from K9 TheraPets of Hawaii will teach children (and their parents) what steps to take when greeting a dog.  Besides being incredibly adorable, all furry wet-nosed quadrupeds in this program are registered therapy dogs with the national Alliance of Therapy Dogs.  A meet and greet session will follow the presentation.

These volunteers visit hospitals, nursing homes, libraries, schools and facilities where interaction with their dogs provide a beneficial “therapeutic contact” for people.  Young children must be accompanied by 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

 

Musician James McCarthy

In Celebration of the 2019 Summer Reading Program!

James McCarthy is a trained actor, storyteller and musician. He will captivate the audience with a wide variety of sky stories from myths to science. Join him for tales, wonder and songs! James is a founding storyteller of the Honolulu Zoo’s popular Moonlight Tours and Snooze in the Zoo which bring to life the stories that are found in the skies.

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 Kaneohe Library, the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i and the 2019 Summer Reading Sponsors. 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. For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Musician James McCarthy

In celebration of the 2019 Summer Reading Program!

Storyteller James McCarthy has traveled the country in the tradition of the Modern Troubadours, learning stories and songs along the way. His performances blend vivid characters, audience participation, and musical selections in a way that is uniquely his own. This free 45-minute program is suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

James McCarthy is a trained actor, storyteller and musician. James is a founding storyteller of the Honolulu Zoo’s popular Moonlight Tours and Snooze in the Zoo which bring to life the stories that are found in the skies.

Sponsored by the Friends of Kaneohe 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.

Lego Club image

Join us for an enjoyable session of Lego free play.  All ages welcome!  Build a Lego masterpiece and receive a small prize.  Meet other Lego artists as you create.  Completed Lego works will be displayed in the glass case in the lobby.

Sponsored by the Friends of Kaneohe Library.  Young children must be accompanied by 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

 

Hours

Date Time
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday CLOSED - CLOSED
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Access

Parking spots 24
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 2
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 16
Magazines 40
Newspapers 5
WiFi Yes
Friends' book store Yes
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes