ALERT:  Hana Public and School Library will be open with modified hours for the following dates:  8/13/18 to 8/14/18 8am-11am, 8/15/18 to 8/16/18 11am-2pm; 8/20/18 8am-11am, 8/21/18 8am-4pm, 8/22/18 to 8/23/18 11am-2pm; 8/27/18 8am-11am.  The library will be closed on 8/17/18 to observe the Statehood Day holiday.  The library will resume normal public service hours on Tuesday, 8/28/18.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

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.

Make Your Mark

In celebration of International Dot Day, Kapolei Public Library is holding a month-long “Make Your Mark and See Where it Takes You” activity for children and teens up to 18 years old.  International Dot Day is a global celebration of creativity, courage, and collaboration inspired by Peter H. Reynold’s book The Dot.  What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe.

Our activity:

  • Using Microsoft Paint, create an image starting with a simple dot.
  • Submit a print or email a copy of your artwork to be displayed in our library.
  • Budding artists may use the computers behind the Children’s Reference Desk to design their creations.
  • Each print will be eligible to win one of two prizes and the winners will be determined by a lucky drawing.  One entry per person.  Winners will be announced during our International Dot Day celebration on Saturday, September 15 at 10:00 a.m.  Join us on this September 15 event for a fun morning featuring a storytime and dot-crafts!  Details may be found in a separate posting.
  • This Make Your Mark event runs from August 06 through September 12, 2018.

For more information, please call the library at 693.7050 and ask for the Children’s Reference staff.

˜˜ Make Your Mark and See Where it Takes You ˜˜

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 each Thursday in August.  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 September 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.

 

Disney VoluntEAR logo

Join us for a special storytime featuring Disney’s Aulani VoluntEARS!  They will share a read-aloud of great stories followed by a make-and-take craft.  This program is free and recommended for the whole family.  Please note that this event will not feature costumed characters.

The Disney VoluntEARS are dedicated to contributing personal time, expertise and effort to make a positive impact on our communities.

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.

NOAA Whale Clip

Learn about our weather, oceans, and marine life with NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).  Explore a life-sized inflatable whale (complete with internal organs)!  Families can enjoy hands-on activities, crafts, keiki games, and more! This family-friendly event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library Kapolei and is appropriate for all ages. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Mahalo to NOAA for making this event possible.

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.

color image of front cover of the book Swimming in Hong Kong: Stories by Stephanie Han, 1st edition

The Kapolei Public Library Book Club will discuss Swimming in Hong Kong: Stories by Stephanie Han.

First-time attendees should register at the Fiction/Hawaiiana reference desk in person or by phone. On the meeting day, go to the building entrance on the parking-lot side at 6:20 p.m. to be admitted.

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.

 

 

International Dot Day

Celebrate International Dot Day with your family at Kapolei Public Library!

International Dot Day is named for the classic storybook, The Dot, by Peter H. Reynolds.  This book shares the story of a girl who begins a journey of self-discovery after a caring teacher challenges her to “make her mark.”  Over 10 million people in 170 countries will observe International Dot Day, a celebration of creativity, confidence, and self-discovery.

Following a storytime featuring The Dot and other stories, various crafts and art activities will entice keiki to “make their mark”.

This event is appropriate for children of all ages.  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.

Saturday Storytime @ OKP

Join us for a Saturday storytime presented by a special guest librarian.  This storytime will feature songs and a read-aloud of great stories.  A simple make-and-take craft will follow.  This program is free and recommended for the whole family.

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, please contact library staff 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