Kapolei Public Library

Address

1020 Manawai St, Kapolei, HI 96707, United States
808-693-7050

About

Welcome to the Kapolei Public Library! Built on land provided to the state in trust by Campbell Estate, our library opened in August 2004. With more than 48,000 registered patrons and visitors, we often have the highest circulation figures among Oahu libraries. One of our most popular programs is Halloween “Fright Night” on Oct. 31!

Upcoming Events

Teen Hands

Hey Teens!

Are you looking for a summer volunteer opportunity in a nice, cool environment?  Or, perhaps you’re looking for a chance to meet new people and other teens your age?  If you are, then apply for our Summer Reading teen volunteer program.  Our volunteers assist teens, children, and parents with summer reading registration and give out reading prizes.  Our teen volunteers must:

  • be between the ages of 14 to 18 or graduating with the Class of 2018;
  • complete an application which is available at the Young Adult Reference desk.  Call us at the number below if you want the application and calendar sent to your email;
  • attend a volunteer orientation night on Wednesday, May 23 @ 6:00 p.m.  Bring your personal planner or calendar as you will be signing up for your initial volunteer hours.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jennifer or Liane at 693.7050.

 

Bear and Toy for Play Mornings

Join us for play morning each Thursday in May.  Our independent playtimes allow children access to a wide array of educational toys as well as provide a great atmosphere for them to meet and play with other children.  Our play mornings are suitable for toddlers and preschoolers.  All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Storytimes will resume starting June 05.

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

 

Hawaii Opera Theatre - HOT

Join us for a fun musical event to kick off our Summer Reading Program!

Members of the Mae Z. Orvis Opera Studio will present a delightful program featuring Broadway and classical favorites.  

This program is made possible through the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa Outreach College Statewide Cultural Extension Program and Friends of the Library Kapolei.

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

 

Storytimes for preschool age children feature themed stories, fingerplays, and songs. Most storytimes will be followed by a simple activity. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

June 04 – July 26, 2018.  Mondays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.

Special events may be held in lieu of regularly scheduled storytimes.

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

Color photo of Hawaiian-style guitar performer Jason Midro with his guitar

Come and enjoy a 45-minute medley of Hawaiian and Island-style music, including favorites like White Sandy Beach, The Way You Look Tonight, and Honolulu City Lights, performed by local guitarist Jason K. Midro.  Sponsored by Friends of the Library Kapolei.

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.

HPD Logo

Join Honolulu Police Department officers as they teach children about safety and stranger danger.  Children (with parental assistance) may obtain a Keiki ID card and explore a real police cruiser!

This event is presented in lieu of a regular storytime.

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

LEGO LEAHI

The LEGO Enthusiasts Association of Hawaii (LEAHI) are back!!!  They will be displaying some of their creations, provide LEGO bricks for hands-on building, and have LEGO building contests.  Children of all ages are invited to attend and show their creativity.  Young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

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

Uncle Wayne and the Howling Dog Band

Get ready to laugh, dance, and sing along with Uncle Wayne and his Howling Dog Band!  Musician and early education specialist, Wayne Watkins and his band are known for their fun, educational and entertaining programs.  This not-to-be-missed, high-energy event is a perfect musical event for our Summer Reading Programs.

This event is suitable for toddlers and preschoolers and their families and caregivers.  All young children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

This program is held in lieu of regular storytime.

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

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library Kapolei.

Honolulu Fire Department Logo

Learn about fire safety from real HFD firefighters!  Learn how to prevent fires and what to do in case of a fire.  Children will be able to explore a fire truck* up close and see how it works.

This event is held in lieu of our regular storytime.

Note: A fire truck may not be available in the event of emergencies.

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

 

Bike Rodeo. Hawaii Bicycling League

The Hawaii Bicycling League (HBL) will offer a free Bike Safety Rodeo to equip children with the knowledge and tools they need while riding their bikes.  This event will teach kids and their parents about helmet fit and safety, bike fit, bike laws, hand signals and bike handling drills.

Children are encouraged to bring their own bikes and helmets.  No bike or helmet?  No problem!  Loaners will be available.

This bike safety program is appropriate for children ages five years and older.

All children must be accompanied by their parent or caregiver.

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

Storytimes for preschool age children feature themed stories, fingerplays, and songs. Most storytimes will be followed by a simple activity. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

June 04 – July 26, 2018.  Mondays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.

Special events may be held in lieu of regularly scheduled storytimes. 

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

Hitbox Music Ensemble

Do you like music from video games, movies, and television shows?  Join us for a fun, musical event!

Hitbox Music Ensemble is devoted to preserving and promoting the legacy of music from video games, anime, movies, and television at the highest artistic level.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library Kapolei.

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

HEY TEENS!!!

Ever had one of those moments when you see a rock on the ground and think: “Wow!  This could be a really good looking rock if it just had a little makeover help”?  How many times have we all resisted the urge to breathe a new alter-identity onto a simple rock?  Well, now we can!  Unleash the artistic animal in you by creating a new and uniquely distinctive look for a rock.

Join us for a fun, interactive program where you can create your own painted rock!  We will provide the rocks and supplies…you provide your creative ideas!  “Dress for the Mess”…anticipate potential paint spotting and smearing.

Registration is required as there is a 20 person limit for this program.  Preference will be given to teens.  Call us at 693.7050 or stop by the Young Adult reference desk to register for this program.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library Kapolei.

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

Hours

Date Time
Monday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 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 99
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 5
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 44
Magazines 66
Newspapers 8
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes