Kealakekua Public Library

Address

81-6619 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, HI 96750, United States
808-323-7585

About

Welcome to the Kealakekua Public Library! Designed by architect Howard Redfearn, our library opened on Oct. 14, 1950. The original portion of our library was built with native lava rock and ohia logs. Located in West Hawaii, our library serves residents from Keauhou-Kona to Ocean View in the Ka`u District.


Upcoming events at this branch

Duck Soup movie poster

Join us for this classic movie matinee.

The Marx Brothers (Groucho, Chico, Harpo and Zeppo) in a lunatic plot about a mythical kingdom, where Groucho becomes prime minister. The last Marx Brothers film to feature Zeppo.

This film is not rated due to the age of the film (released in 1933), and is proudly supported by Friends of the Libraries, Kona. Free, freshly popped popcorn will be served and beverages in closed containers are permitted.

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

Girl holding instant snow

It doesn’t just snow on Mauna Kea, it snows in the library too! Make your own snow in this science experiment! This program is suitable for ages 4+. Young children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

This program is proudly sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona (F.O.L.K.)

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.

 

Funny Face Movie Poster

Join us for another classic film featuring Audrey Hepburn.

Funny Face is the Story of a salesgirl turned into a fashion model. Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson, Robert Flemyng. Directed by Stanley Donen; music by the Gershwins.

This film is not rated due to the age of the film (1957), and is proudly supported by Friends of the Libraries, Kona. Free, freshly popped popcorn will be served and beverages in closed containers are permitted.

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

Story Time Tiger and Lion with Books

Join us the first and third Monday of the month to listen to stories, and enjoy a fun craft! Small children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Story time promotes early literacy and brain development through increased knowledge, vocabulary, imagination, and concentration.

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

Kung Fu Panda movie poster

Portly panda Po, a noodle maker, dreams of kung fu fighting. But he has to take a crash course if he’s going to fulfill his destiny and become the legendary Dragon Warrior.

This film is Rated PG and is proudly supported by Friends of the Libraries, Kona. Free, freshly popped popcorn will be served and beverages in closed containers are permitted.

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

 

Origami crane

Have you ever wanted to try your hands at origami? Here’s your chance! Join us for this 1-hour program and learn how to make one of the most basic origami, cranes. Origami cranes have become a symbol of peace because of a young girl named Sadako Sasaki, who was exposed to radiation poisoning from the bombing at Hiroshima as an infant. There is a legend in Japanese culture that says if one folds 1,000 cranes, their heart’s desire will come true. It is said that Sadako folded 644 cranes while in the hospital, dying of leukemia. When she died, her classmates continued folding cranes in honor of their friend. Sadako was buried with 1,000 cranes to honor her dream of ending suffering and achieving world peace.

This one-hour program is suitable for teens+ and is limited to the first 10 patrons. All materials will be provided.

Program size is limited. RSVP is required. RSVP online for this event by selecting the RSVP function. Reservation period will close on August 7th, while availability lasts. Please call the library (808-323-7585) or visit if reservation assistance is needed.

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

Zootopia movie poster

A rabbit cop must solve a missing-persons case in a city inhabited by anthropomorphic animals.

This film is Rated PG and is proudly supported by Friends of the Libraries, Kona. Free, freshly popped popcorn will be served and beverages in closed containers are permitted.

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

The Lego Movie 2 movie poster

This sequel to The Lego Movie, reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. The battle to defeat them and restore harmony to the LEGO universe takes them to faraway worlds. It will test their courage, building skills, and friendship.

This film is Rated PG and is proudly supported by Friends of the Libraries, Kona. Free, freshly popped popcorn will be served and beverages in closed containers are permitted.

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

Beaded flower earrings

Are these lovely dangle earrings a bunch of trailing flowers or falling snowflakes? The great news is that you can decide when you make these earrings! Choose bright saturated colors for summer ready baubles, warm earth tones reminiscent of Fall’s palette, or cool blues like the earrings pictured to make a pair that is summer or winter appropriate.

This one-hour program is suitable for teens and up and is limited to the first 6 patrons. All materials will be provided.

Program size is limited. RSVP is required. RSVP online for this event by selecting the RSVP function. Reservation period will close on August 21st, while availability lasts. Please call the library (808-323-7585) or visit if reservation assistance is needed.

Program sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona (F.O.L.K.)

 

food coloring in milk

Learn about chemical reactions between milk and see the changes with some amazing colors. Then enjoy a snack of cookies and…you guessed it, milk!

This program is suitable for kindergartners and up.

Program sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona (F.O.L.K.)

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

 

Hours

Date Time
Monday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED - CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED - CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 14
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 1
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 10
Magazines 23
Newspapers 2
WiFi Yes
Friends' book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No