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

preschool storytime

We invite children ages 2-5 and their caregivers to join us for Preschool Storytime, the first and third Monday of each month, unless otherwise noted. Storytime promotes early literacy and brain development through increased knowledge, vocabulary, imagination, and concentration. We also offer an After School storytime the second and fourth Monday of each month, for children ages 6-9.

Program is suitable for ages 5 and under. 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.

Join us each Tuesday during Summer Reading Program for this fun craft.

Everyone has toilet paper rolls around the house. Use your imagination! Create instruments, toys, and even an airplane! Learn how you can use every day materials to create instead of throwing them away. Suitable for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

This program proudly sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona.

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.

The Sapphires movie poster

Each Wednesday during Summer Reading Program we will be featuring a musical or movie about music. Movies geared towards children will be shown at a matinee time of 1pm. Movies geared towards adults will be shown in the evening, at 5:30pm.

Join us this week for The Sapphires.

Based on a true story, this historical film is about four Aboriginal Australian singers in 1968. They become an all-girl singing group, traveling to Vietnam to entertain the troops.

This film is rated PG-13. Popcorn will be served and beverages in closed containers are allowed.

This program proudly sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona.

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.

Macrame plant holder

In this unique craft, you will learn how to make a simple hanging plant holder using macrame.

This one-hour program is suitable for ages ­­13 and up and is limited to the first 6 patrons. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. All materials will be provided. This program proudly sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona.

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

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.

We invite children ages 6-9 and their caregivers to join us for After School Storytime, the second and fourth Monday of each month, unless otherwise noted. Storytime promotes brain development through increased knowledge, vocabulary, imagination, and concentration. Program is suitable for ages 6-9. We also offer a Preschool storytime the first and third Monday of each month, for children ages 2-5.

 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.

Mamma Mia movie poster

Each Wednesday during Summer Reading Program we will be featuring a musical or movie about music. Movies geared towards children will be shown at a matinee time of 1pm. Movies geared towards adults will be shown in the evening, at 5:30pm.

Join us this week for the film, Mamma Mia!

Get ready for the sequel by watching the original film. This musical has an all-star cast including Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, and many more and features songs by ABBA! Sophie (Seyfried) is preparing for her wedding, while also attempting to learn which of three men is her birth father by inviting all three to the wedding. Drama will ensue!

This film is rated PG-13. Popcorn will be served and beverages in closed containers are allowed.

This program proudly sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona.

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.

meditative coloring photo

Can you remember the sense of peace and enjoyment you felt while coloring as a child? Use colored pencils or gel pens to create a meditative state.  Repetitive motions such as coloring (or running, walking, dancing) can help strengthen your focus and easily shift your attention back to a relaxed state. Stressful thoughts and future worries can be simply pushed aside as you take time to enjoy the present.

This program is conducted on the first Friday of the month.

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.

Hairspray movie poster

Each Wednesday during Summer Reading Program we will be featuring a musical or movie about music. Movies geared towards children will be shown at a matinee time of 1pm. Movies geared towards adults will be shown in the evening, at 5:30pm.

Join us this week for the 2007 movie musical, Hairspray.

This fun, musical romantic comedy has a stand up cast including John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes, and more. Travel to the 1960s with Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky), a singing, dancing sensation who becomes an instant celebrity after she wins a spot on the “Corny Collins Show.” This film also deals with the ever-present racial inequality in the 1960s.

This film is rated PG. Popcorn will be served and beverages in closed containers are allowed.

This program proudly sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona.

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.

Lee Eisenstein with two guitars.

Celebrate the 2018 Summer Reading Program!

Lee Eisenstein is a renowned guitarist and Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner. He will discuss his life in music and perform various songs. Lee has been a featured artist at various local, national, and international music festivals.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i and the 2018 Summer Reading Sponsors. This is a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program with additional funding and support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the University of Hawaii.

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.

 

Searching for Sugarman

Each Wednesday during Summer Reading Program we will be featuring a musical or movie about music. Movies geared towards children will be shown at a matinee time of 1pm. Movies geared towards adults will be shown in the evening, at 5:30pm.

Join us this week for Searching for Sugarman.

This critically acclaimed documentary is about the rock star who faded into obscurity in the 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez. This award winning film won an Academy Award for Best Documentary and a BAFTA award for Best Documentary.

This film is rated PG-13. Popcorn will be served and beverages in closed containers are allowed.

This program proudly sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona.

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.

The Little Mermaid

Each Wednesday during Summer Reading Program we will be featuring a musical or movie about music. Movies geared towards children will be shown at a matinee time of 1pm. Movies geared towards adults will be shown in the evening, at 5:30pm.

Join us this week for a classic Disney musical, The Little Mermaid.

This classic Disney film is about the mermaid Ariel who just wants to experience living on land, especially after she falls in love with Prince Eric, a human. She trades her beautiful voice with the evil witch Ursula to live on land for three days. Her father, King Triton, must make the ultimate sacrifice to save her after plans go awry on land.

This film is rated PG. Popcorn will be served and beverages in closed containers are allowed.

This program proudly sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona.

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.

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