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 at this branch

Display board titled "Money of the World" showing 8 currencies and regional maps

Discover the variety of currencies used in the world today when you stop by the 1st-floor display case and view 90 paper bills from as many countries and territories.  From the U.S. dollar to the Jamaican dollar, euro, South African rand, Indian rupee, Australian dollar, and many more, they’re all legal tender somewhere in the world.  On display now through May 29 courtesy of Alden Gilroy and his family.

Universe of Stories SRP

Hey Teens!

Kapolei Public Library is looking for teen volunteers who can help us with our Summer Reading Programs (SRP).  Our volunteers provide registration assistance for people of all ages, distribute prizes, stock our Prize Desk, and promote upcoming library events.  Volunteering for our SRP is a great way to:

  • Meet new people and other teens your age;
  • Gain community service and work experience;
  • Receive a letter of reference for your services; and
  • Spend hot summer days in a nice, cool environment.

Volunteers must be 14 – 18 years old or have graduated from high school with the Class of 2019.

Pick up an application packet at the Young Adult Reference Desk where you may also sign up for volunteer hours.  If you want to learn more about our teen summer volunteer program, contact Young Adult Librarian, Jennifer Owens at 693.7050.

 

Bear and Toy for Play Mornings

Join us for Play Morning on Thursdays, May 02 – 30 at 10:00 a.m.  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.

Our Monday and Thursday storytimes will resume on June 06.

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 8 origami masu boxes

The covered “masu” box makes an elegant and practical container for trinkets, treasures, or treats.

Learn how to make these attractive boxes by attending this hands-on workshop led by eco-crafter Evelyn Nakamura.

Supplies for 2 boxes provided. Maximum attendance: 15 Registration required in person or by phone at the Adult Nonfiction reference desk (2nd floor).

Sponsored by Friends of the Library Kapolei.

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 to kick off our Summer Reading Programs.  There will also be fun keiki craft activities.

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/service or other accommodation due to a disability, contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date.  We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. 

This program is sponsored by the Hawaii Department of Health Maternal and Child Health Branch, Hawaiʻi Children’s Action Network, Family Hui Hawaii, and the Friends of the Library Kapolei.

Color image of front cover of the short-story anthology The Best of Aloha Shorts

Please note the 6:00 p.m. start time for this meeting ONLY.

The Kapolei Public Library Book Club will discuss the short-story anthology entitled The Best of Aloha Shorts, edited by Sammie Choy, Craig Howes, and Phyllis S. K. Look.

First-time attendees should register at the Fiction/Hawaiiana reference desk in person or by phone. The meeting will be held in the Tsecond-floor break room.

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.

 

 

Keiki Storytime

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 06 – July 29, 2019.  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 financial services professional Antonio Bale and attorney Jennifer Okubo

Financial Services Professional, Antonio Bale, and Estate Planning & Trust Administration Attorney, Jennifer Okubo, will be here to discuss estate planning. Join us to understand how estate tax laws apply to your situation, and learn about the different options available (wills, trusts, etc).

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

Keiki Storytime
  • June 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday and Thursday, repeating until July 29, 2019

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  • Contact: 808-693-7050

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 06 – July 29, 2019.  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 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.

Storyteller Nyla Fujii-Babb and musician Jeff Babb

In celebration of the 2019 Summer Reading Program!

Join storyteller “Aunty Nyla” Fujii-Babb and musician “Gentleman Jeff” Babb for a series of participatory stories and fun songs from around the world. “Aunty Nyla” has been a storyteller, puppeteer, librarian, actress, and producer for over thirty years. “Gentleman Jeff” is an accomplished blues harpist and rhythm guitarist.

This free 45-minute program is suitable for ages 5 and older. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Sponsored by 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.

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