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

March of the Penguins movie poster

At the end of each Antarctic summer, the emperor penguins of the South Pole journey to their traditional breeding grounds in a fascinating mating ritual that is captured in this documentary by intrepid filmmaker Luc Jacquet.

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

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.

Knitted pink dishcloth

Have you ever wanted to learn to knit? Here is your opportunity! Learn the knitted cast, the knit, and bind of stitches. Learn the skills to knit a dishcloth for your kitchen! This 1-hour program is suitable for ages 8-100 and is limited to the first 8 patrons. All materials will be provided. Small children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. All materials will be provided.

Program size is limited. RSVP is required. RSVP online for this event by selecting the RSVP function below. Reservation period will close on March 26th, 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.

Animals in the wild craft

Springtime is here! Create these neat animals in their habitat, make them run, swim, and dance. This craft is suitable for ages 5+. Small children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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

 

Saturday Storytime @ OKP

In lieu of storytime this month, a storytime packet will be available to you and your child in the children’s area. Each storytime will have a featured subject or concept, and includes books, instructions, and a simple activity or craft.

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

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

 

Field of Dreams movie poster

An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the 1919 Chicago White Sox come.

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.

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.

 

Teen Jewelry Making Class Oct. 17 6p.m.
  • April 8, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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    This program is ongoing and will recur the first Monday of each month, unless otherwise noted. Please call the library at 808.323.7585 to check the schedule with a staff member. 
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This new monthly program at Kealakekua Public Library is for you to get together with other beaders and jewelry makers to create, discuss, and work together!

We have the space, you bring the tools and projects. BYOB (bring your own beads) and bead away the afternoon.

This program is ongoing and will recur the first Monday of each month, unless otherwise noted. Please call the library at 808.323.7585 to check the schedule with a staff member.

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

 

Graham crackers and whipping cream

In this experiment we will learn the science behind plate tectonics using graham crackers and whipped cream. We’ll even get to eat our experiment at the end, YUM!

This program is suitable for ages ­­6 +and is limited to the first 10 patrons. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. 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 April 8th, while availability lasts. Please call the library (808-323-7585) or visit if reservation assistance is needed.

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.

Enchanted April movie poster

When married British women Rose Arbuthnot and Lottie Wilkins decide to take a break from their respective spouses, they stay at a castle in Italy for a quiet holiday with two other women. Liberated from their daily routines, the four women ease into life in rural Italy, and each finds herself transformed by the experience.

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.

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.

Musician Ian O'Sullivan

Ian O’Sullivan is a classically-trained guitarist and composer from the North Shore of Oahu.  He will be performing a program that serves as an introduction to the nuances of sound, rhythm and tradition that defines world music through acoustic and classical guitar.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries, Kona. This program is a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College Statewide Cultural Extension Program with funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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.

cylindrical bath bombs

Take some “me” time after making these bath bombs. You’ll learn how to make these simple bath bombs and take them home. This program is suitable for ages 7+ and is limited to the first 8 patrons. Young children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. All materials provided.

Program size is limited. RSVP is required. RSVP online for this event by selecting the RSVP function. Reservation period will close on April 15th, while availability lasts. Please call the library (808-323-7585) or visit if reservation assistance is needed.

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.

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