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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

Christmas Tree ornament

Decorate your own tree! Personalize it with an Instax photo and decorate to your heart’s content!

This program is suitable for ages 6 to 106 and is limited to the first 12 patrons. All materials will be provided. This program is proudly supported 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.

 

 

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.

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.

waterless snow globes

Join us and make your very own snow globe. These waterless globes will last you for years and will add a special touch to your holiday decorations.

This program is suitable for ages 10 to 110 and is limited to the first 12 patrons! Young children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. All materials will be provided. This program is proudly supported by Friends of the Libraries, Kona (F.O.L.K.).

Program size is limited. RSVP is required. RSVP online for this event by selecting the RSVP function. Reservation period will close on December 13th, 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.

Elf movie poster

Buddy the elf (Will Ferrell) has grown up with Santa, journeys all the way from the North Pole to find his  father in New York City!

This new Christmas classic is fun for all ages, and is rated PG.

This film 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.

 

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.

 

The Chronicles of Narnia movie poster

Based on the popular children’s novel by C.S. Lewis, join the adventure to the magical world of Narnia! During the World War II bombings of London, four English siblings are sent to a country house where they will be safe. One day Lucy finds a wardrobe that transports her to a magical world called Narnia. She and her siblings must join the magical lion, Aslan, in the fight against the evil White Witch.

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.

Incredibles 2 movie poster

Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back – but this time Helen is in the spotlight, leaving Bob at home with the kids and to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life and learning about baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.

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.

 

preschool storytime

In lieu of storytime this month, come pick up a storytime packet at the circulation desk.

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.

Crazy Rich Asians movie poster

Rachel is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. She’s surprised to learn that Nick’s family is extremely wealthy and he’s considered one of the country’s most eligible bachelors. Thrust into the spotlight, Rachel must now contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and something far, far worse — Nick’s disapproving mother.

This film is Rated PG-13 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.

Hotel Transylvania 3 movie poster

Join our favorite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel. But the dream vacation turns into a nightmare when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monsterkind.

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.

 

Beaded earrings

Back by popular demand!

Make your own set of beautifully beaded earrings! This one-hour program is suited for adults and is limited to the first 5 patrons.

This one-hour program is suitable for teens and adults and is limited to the first 5 patrons. 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 January 14th, while availability lasts. Please call the library (808-323-7585) or visit if reservation assistance is needed.

basic aerodynamics

How do airplanes fly? What makes them go? Learn about lift, weight, thrust, and drag. Learn the answers to these questions and more with practical experiments! This program is suitable for ages 7 to 107. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. All materials will be provided. This program is proudly supported 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.

Mamma Mia here we go again movie poster

It’s Mamma Mia 2!

It’s 1979 and Donna is off on a serie of adventures throughout Europe where she meets Harry, Bill and Sam — the latter whom she falls in love with. In the present day, Donna’s daughter, Sophie, dreams of renovating a tavern while reuniting with her mother’s old friends and boyfriends on the Greek island of Kalokairi.

This film is Rated PG-13 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.

Cody Landstrom magic cards

Join us for a FREE interactive magic show with guest performer Cody Landstrom! Magic for all ages! Featuring sleight of hand, juggling, cowboy rope tricks, a balancing act, audience participation, and tons of laughter and fun!

This program is proudly supported 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.

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.

 

Christopher Robin movie poster

Christopher Robin — now a family man living in London — receives a surprise visit from his old childhood pal, Winnie-the-Pooh. With Christopher’s help, Pooh embarks on a journey to find his friends — Tigger, Eeyore, Owl, Piglet, Rabbit, Kanga and Roo. Once reunited, the lovable bear and the gang travel to the big city to help Christopher rediscover the joy of life.

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.

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