Kapaa Public Library

Address

4-1464 Kuhio Hwy 96746
808-821-4422

About

Welcome to the Kapaa Public Library! Our library, which opened on Mar. 12, 1955, celebrated 60 years of service in 2015. It serves the largest population center on Kauai and is one of two oceanfront public libraries in Hawaii. Our library has a “small-town” atmosphere with its cozy building but also offers the latest technology, including free Wi-Fi.

Upcoming Events

LEGO Wall

Join our LEGO Wall community!  Children, teens and families are encouraged to imagine, create, share and build with thousands of LEGO pieces and figurines.  This free, open, community build takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm and on Tuesdays from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm.  Space is limited.  Creations remain on our LEGO Wall for 1 month.  New creations go up on the first day of the month that the library is open.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

LEGO Wall

Join our LEGO Wall community!  Children, teens and families are encouraged to imagine, create, share and build with thousands of LEGO pieces and figurines.  This free, open, community build takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm and on Tuesdays from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm.  Space is limited.  Creations remain on our LEGO Wall for 1 month.  New creations go up on the first day of the month that the library is open.

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.

LEGO Wall

Join our LEGO Wall community!  Children, teens and families are encouraged to imagine, create, share and build with thousands of LEGO pieces and figurines.  This free, open, community build takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm and on Tuesdays from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm.  Space is limited.  Creations remain on our LEGO Wall for 1 month.  New creations go up on the first day of the month that the library is open.

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.

colorful gears makerspace

No Makerspace on June 19, 2018

The Kapaa Public Library Maker Lab is a place where people can learn and use new technologies and equipment they may otherwise not have access to.  Patrons can also get help with a project they are currently working on or they can start a new project. People can also meet up and collaborate with others on maker projects.  All that is needed is a valid library card.

Kauai Makerspace (KM), a non-profit organization, has partnered with Kapaa Public Library to provide skilled subject matter experts to offer free instruction for proper tool usage, safety guidance and to oversee equipment operation. KM provides a collection of tools and equipment, including sewing machines, 3D printers, a 28-inch vinyl cutter, digital electronics and workstations and ancillary computers.

Every Tuesday the Maker Lab in the library meeting room is open to valid library card holders from 2pm – 8pm.  Recommended for Teens to Adults.

In addition to regular Maker Lab activities, on the second Tuesday of each month, patrons are welcome bring in sewing projects they need help with and/or sewing projects they just want to work on in a group environment.

Please check with the library or the online HSPLS calendar for periodic workshops and special sewing classes on the First and Second Tuesdays of the month, respectively.

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.

Musician Jeff Peterson

Celebrate the Summer Reading Program!

Jeff Peterson is one of Hawaii’s most versatile and respected musicians. His passion for the guitar has allowed him to shine as a solo artist and has given him the opportunity to collaborate with a wide variety of artists from Hawaii, the mainland and abroad. His focus on Slack Key guitar, classical, & jazz music has allowed him to develop a unique and transcendent voice on the guitar while being deeply rooted in the traditions of his Hawaiian heritage.

This 45-minute program is suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i and the 2018 Summer Reading Sponsors. 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.

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.

Photo credit: Kim Taylor Reece

 

colorful gears makerspace

The Kapaa Public Library Maker Lab is a place where people can learn and use new technologies and equipment they may otherwise not have access to.  Patrons can also get help with a project they are currently working on or they can start a new project. People can also meet up and collaborate with others on maker projects.  All that is needed is a valid library card.

Kauai Makerspace (KM), a non-profit organization, has partnered with Kapaa Public Library to provide skilled subject matter experts to offer free instruction for proper tool usage, safety guidance and to oversee equipment operation. KM provides a collection of tools and equipment, including sewing machines, 3D printers, a 28-inch vinyl cutter, digital electronics and workstations and ancillary computers.

Every Tuesday the Maker Lab in the library meeting room is open to valid library card holders from 2pm – 8pm.  Recommended for Teens to Adults.

In addition to regular Maker Lab activities, on the second Tuesday of each month, patrons are welcome bring in sewing projects they need help with and/or sewing projects they just want to work on in a group environment.

Please check with the library or the online HSPLS calendar for periodic workshops and special sewing classes on the First and Second Tuesdays of the month, respectively.

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.

colorful gears makerspace

No Kauai Makerspace on July 10, 2018

 

The Kapaa Public Library Maker Lab is a place where people can learn and use new technologies and equipment they may otherwise not have access to.  Patrons can also get help with a project they are currently working on or they can start a new project. People can also meet up and collaborate with others on maker projects.  All that is needed is a valid library card.

Kauai Makerspace (KM), a non-profit organization, has partnered with Kapaa Public Library to provide skilled subject matter experts to offer free instruction for proper tool usage, safety guidance and to oversee equipment operation. KM provides a collection of tools and equipment, including sewing machines, 3D printers, a 28-inch vinyl cutter, digital electronics and workstations and ancillary computers.

Every Tuesday the Maker Lab in the library meeting room is open to valid library card holders from 2pm – 8pm.  Recommended for Teens to Adults.

In addition to regular Maker Lab activities, on the second Tuesday of each month, patrons are welcome bring in sewing projects they need help with and/or sewing projects they just want to work on in a group environment.

Please check with the library or the online HSPLS calendar for periodic workshops and special sewing classes on the First and Second Tuesdays of the month, respectively.

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.

Hours

Date Time
Monday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED – CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 42
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 2
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 10
Magazines 40
Newspapers 3
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes