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. Weekly storytimes on Thursdays are often standing room only because children’s librarian Curt Fukumoto offers spectacular presentations of stories enhanced with puppets, shadow boxes, and music to entertain and educate preschoolers.

Upcoming Events

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Join Uncle Curt for a storytime perfect for those under 2 years of age.  An adult caregiver is required to attend. Learn Fingerplays, Songs, Puppets, and even a simple craft to take home.

Sponsored by the Friends of Kaneohe Library.

Program schedule is subject to change. Please contact the library 10 days (15 days for neighbor islands) in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Chess Wednesdays - Kapolei

Join us for an afternoon of friendly chess game play.  First come, first serve, for five available boards, but feel free to bring your own!  All experience levels are welcome, but no instruction will be provided.  For ages 9 and up.

Sponsored by the Friends of Kaneohe Library.

Program schedule is subject to change. Please contact the library 10 days ( 15 days for neighbor islands ) in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Papercut image man singing with guitar

Join Uncle Curt for Thursday morning storytimes filled with Songs, Puppets, and more!  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.

Program schedule is subject to change. Please contact the library 10 days ( 15 days for neighbor islands ) in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

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Join us for a free viewing of the latest Lego movie. High-school students moonlight as ninjas, and fight to defend their island of Ninjago.  Featuring the voices of Jackie Chan, Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson.  Rated PG.  Supported by the Friends of Kaneohe Library.  Young children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Program schedule is subject to change. Please contact the library 10 days (15 days for outer islands) in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

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 Determine how much money you will need to save for retirement, and learn about different types of investment plans.  This course will give a broad overview of Social Security, estate planning, and investment options.  Presented by Hawaii State Federal Credit Union.

Program schedule is subject to change. Please contact the library 10 days (15 days for outer islands) in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Clear Englebert

Best-selling author Clear Englebert will present “Bedroom Feng Shui,” a free informational program based on his book of the same title.  Englebert, author of bestsellers “Feng Shui Demystified” and “Feng Shui for Hawaii,” will address various details of Feng Shui that help a bedroom support sound sleep such as color, texture, lighting and artwork.  This one-hour program is suitable for ages 12 and older and will include a question-and-answer session.  Copies of Englebert’s books will be available for sale after the program with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Friends of Kaneohe Library.

Program schedule is subject to change.  Please contact the library at least 10 days (15 for neighbor islands) in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Storyteller Bobby Norfolk

Emmy Award winning storyteller Bobby Norfolk returns to Hawaii to share “Anansi the Spider” and other African American folktales, legends and true stories. Bobby’s innate ability to read and connect with audiences makes him one of America’s premier storytellers. Using dynamic movement and vocal effects, Bobby creates vibrant characters who come to life through imaginative, creative story. This 45-minute performance is recommended for ages 5 and older. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i. 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.

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.

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Elders’ vulnerabilities and large net worth make them prime targets for financial abuse.   Invest a few minutes to learn how to spot the warning signs of elder financial abuse, as well as how to protect yourself and your family for a lifetime.   Presented by Hawaii State Federal Credit Union.

Program schedule is subject to change. Please contact the library 10 days (15 days for outer islands) in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

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Learn important facts about long-term health care costs and Medicare.  Plan and protect the financial future of yourself and your family.  Presented by Hawaii State Federal Credit Union.

Program schedule is subject to change. Please contact the library 10 days (15 days for outer islands) in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Have fun with Board Games, Ping Pong, Slime and Modeling Dough Stations, Building activities and much, much, more!  Young children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Supported by the Friends of Kaneohe Library.

Program schedule is subject to change. Please contact the library 10 days (15 days for neighbor islands ) in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

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Protect the finances of yourself and your family.  This session takes an up-to-date look at the more common types of frauds and cons, and provides tips on how to avoid them. Presented by Hawaii State Federal Credit Union.

Program schedule is subject to change. Please contact the library 10 days (15 days for outer islands) 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 – 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