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

Photo of book display of Great American Read books at Kapolei Public Library

Let Kapolei Public Library help you with your reading needs for The Great American Read being held system-wide across all HSPLS locations.  Browse our display on the 2nd-floor mezzanine or ask our helpful reference staff for assistance.  The list of titles for The Great American Read is available on site at the book display and the 2nd-floor reference desks.

Designed to spark a national conversation about reading, literacy and the books that have inspired, moved and shaped us, The Great American Read is an eight part PBS series and nationwide competition that explores the joy of books and the power of reading through the lens of America’s 100 best-loved books, as voted on by the public. 

Join The Great American Read online at librarieshawaii.beanstack.org, track the books you are reading, then vote for your favorite book at https://www.pbshawaii.org/greatread.  Follow PBS at #GreatReadPBS

For more information or to register, go to https://www.librarieshawaii.org/2018/07/25/one-book-to-rule-them-all/

Going on now through October 23, 2018.

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.

September 06 – October 25, 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.

Light bulb graphic and word BROWNout! symbolizing Filipino-American History Month

Join Filipino-American artists for an artists’ panel as a part of the fourth annual BROWNout celebration commemorating Filipino-American History Month.  Their artwork can be viewed in the 2nd-floor display case at Kapolei Public Library during October.

Organized by the Filipino-American National Historical Society, Hawai’i State Chapter, a nonprofit advocacy organization.

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.

4-photo collage of the faces of Hawaii Fiction Writers group members Gail Baugniet, Laurie Hanan, Michael Little, and John Simonds

The Hawaii Fiction Writers group is back with some eerie writings that are sure to send some chills and thrills your way. Perfect for setting the mood of the Halloween holiday. Join us for a quartet of original writings by authors Gail Baugniet, Laurie Hanan, Michael Little, and John Simonds.

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.

Children wearing Halloween costumes

Have a “SPOOKTACULAR” Halloween!

Join us for fun carnival style games where keiki 12 years old and younger can test their skills (and earn tickets) on games such as the Witch’s Hat ring toss, Spin-the-Wheel, or Jack-o-Lantern bean bag toss.  Keiki may redeem their tickets for a variety of prizes.  This event would be a perfect time to show off your trick-or-treating costumes!

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 event.

Mobile phone and laptop computer with security warnings

Do you practice good cyber hygiene?

Throughout October, cyber security professionals from the International Security Consortium (ISC) will be visiting public libraries statewide to share best practices on keeping you and your identity safe on the Internet.

At this one-hour presentation, a cyber expert will discuss malware protection, passwords, wifi usage, online shopping and banking, scams, safe email habits, phishing, data backup, and social media. This program will also include a question & answer session.

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.

Bear and Toy for Play Mornings

Join us for play morning on Thursdays, November 01, 08, 15, and 29.  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 on December 03, 2018.

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.

 

a tale as old as time, in their production of Beauty and the Beast Jr!

Join us for a special performance by members from the Performing Arts Center of Kapolei who will sing selected numbers during this 30-minute performance.  A meet-and-greet opportunity with cast members will follow the performance.

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