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

Unsafe at Any Meal Book Cover

Join us for a lecture and book signing with local author Dr. Renee Dufault! Her new book “Unsafe at Any Meal” explains food labeling in plain terms, offers guidelines for a nutritionally balanced diet, and much more.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

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. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Snow angel craft

Bring some holiday cheer to your tree with these snow angels!

Add these snow angels to your Christmas tree, use them as gift toppers, or create your own holiday story with this adorable craft.

This one-hour craft is suitable for ages 6 and up, and is limited to the first 12 patrons. All materials will be provided.

Space is limited and online RSVP is required to participate. RSVP online for this event by selecting the RSVP function. Reservation period will open on Monday, November 20 and will close on Friday, December 1 while availability lasts. Please call the library (808-323-7585) or visit if reservation assistance is needed.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the hosting library at least 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

You pick the holiday film!

Join us at Kealakekua Public Library for a fun afternoon in with a holiday movie!

Vote at the Kealakekua library for one of the following movies:

  1. Elf (2003- starring Will Ferrell)
  2. The Santa Clause (1994-starring Tim Allen)
  3. Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000-live action starring Jim Carrey)
  4. A Christmas Story (1983)
  5. The Original Chistmas Classics (Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman, Santa Clause is Comin’ to Town)
  6. Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966-animated narrated by Boris Karloff)

Vote by Friday November 22nd, the movie with the most votes will be shown on DECEMBER 8TH at 3PM!

Results posted the week of November 26th online at at the library.

Earring craft

Make your own earrings at the library!

Make your own set of festive earrings to dress up any outfit for the holidays.

This one-hour program is suited for adults and is limited to the first 8 patrons.

Space is limited and online RSVP is required to participate. RSVP online for this event by selecting the RSVP function. Reservation period will open on Wednesday, November 29 and will close on Tuesday, December 12 while availability lasts. Please call the library (808-323-7585) or visit if reservation assistance is needed.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the hosting library at least 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Rudolph Reindeer holiday craft

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer – on your Christmas tree!

We all know Rudolph leads the way for Santa to deliver all the toys around the world. Help Santa find your home with this Rudolph ornament.

This one-hour program is suitable for ages 6 and up and is limited to the first 12 patrons. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. All materials will be provided.

Space is limited and online RSVP is required to participate. RSVP online for this event by selecting the RSVP function. Reservation period will open on Monday, December 4 and will close on Friday, December 15 while availability lasts. Please call the library (808-323-7585) or visit if reservation assistance is needed.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the hosting library at least 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Cartoon image of Mr. Kneel and friends

Join us at the Kealakekua library for a free show in which “Mr. Kneel” (Neil McIntyre) shares his love for reading through beatbox and rhyme! Mr. Kneel is a professional speaker, Hip-Hop emcee, beatboxer, and goofball. He uses his talents as Mr. Kneel to encourage & uplift  children of all ages. Neil creates inspired original Hip-Hop music that assist educators & parents in promoting children’s social, emotional, and cognitive development. This program is suitable for ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver.

Mr. Kneel’s CDs, posters, and stickers will be available for sale (cash & checks only, please). A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Friends of the Libraries, Kona.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations.

 

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