ALERT:  Hana Public and School Library will be open with modified hours for the following dates:  8/13/18 to 8/14/18 8am-11am, 8/15/18 to 8/16/18 11am-2pm; 8/20/18 8am-11am, 8/21/18 8am-4pm, 8/22/18 to 8/23/18 11am-2pm; 8/27/18 8am-11am.  The library will be closed on 8/17/18 to observe the Statehood Day holiday.  The library will resume normal public service hours on Tuesday, 8/28/18.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

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

Introducing Basic Tech at Kealakekua Library!

In this free, hands-on instructional series, we will teach and work with anyone who would like to learn more about today’s digital world.

This class features smartphones! We will discuss basic operation of smartphones including downloading apps, setting up mobile email, and basic customization. Questions are welcome and please bring your own device to practice!

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.

October sky movie

Back to school is here, and so are the back to school movies!

Homer (Jake Gyllenhaal) falls in love with rocketry after he sees Sputnik 1 cross the sky in his home of West Virginia. While his coal-miner father disapproves of his new interest, Homer builds rockets with the support of his teacher (Laura Dern). Based on a true story, enjoy this movie with us to celebrate science and going back to school!

This film is rated PG and is proudly supported by Friends of the Libraries, Kona. There will be free, freshly popped popcorn during the film 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.

video games

Join us each Friday in August for Wii Fridays!

We’ll be featuring several games including Mario! Suitable for ages 10+. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

This program is 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.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone movie poster

Happy Harry Potter-versary!

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the Harry Potter series! To celebrate we are kicking off a month-long celebration of all things Harry Potter with the first movie in this epic series. Join us for this event, with free, freshly popped popcorn and see how the series began. Beverages in closed containers are permitted.

This film is rated PG and is 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.

Magic

Join us for a tournament of MTG hosted by 4Pillars Hobby Shop featuring cards, tabletop gaming, free snacks, and prizes! All ages welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

This program 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.

Our celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the beginning of the Harry Potter series continues…

Always wanted to catch that golden snitch at Quiddich? Now’s your chance to make your own! In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book, join us for this magical craft.

This one-hour program is suitable for ages 6 and up. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. All materials will be provided. Program is sponsored by 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.

Continuing our celebration of the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the Harry Potter series, join us for the second film!  Harry, Ron, and Hermione continue their education at Hogwarts, and encounter new adventures in this film.

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.

Join us on the first Friday of every month for a meditative coloring session. Coloring is for all ages. It can help focus on stillness and concentration of the breath when other types of meditation are unsuccessful. Coloring can provide an outlet for you to meditate, while also physically doing something.

This program is suitable for most age groups, though we kindly ask to remember this is a quiet activity. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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.

Our celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the beginning of the Harry Potter series continues…

Make and hold a ball of swirling gas like Neville Longbottom’s Remembrall. Learn about states of matter by playing with dry ice bubbles in this fun science experiment. Suitable for ages 8+. This program is sponsored by 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.

 

We invite children ages 6-9 and their caregivers to join us for After School Storytime! 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.

Our celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the beginning of the Harry Potter series continues…

Ollivander’s may only be in Diagon Alley, but you can make your own wand at the library! Join us for the fun craft and pick your wand design. Then paint your wand to be unique, just like you!

This one-hour program is suitable for ages 6 and up and is limited to the first 20 patrons. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. All materials will be provided.

Program is sponsored by 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.

 

Our celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the beginning of the Harry Potter series continues…

In this third installment of the Harry Potter series, Harry, Ron, and Hermione encounter challenges at Hogwarts between each other and a growing concern about the escape of Sirius Black from Azkaban prison. Join us for this event, with free, freshly popped popcorn.

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.

Our celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the beginning of the Harry Potter series continues…

Could the Sorcerer’s Stone be hidden in plain sight? In this activity, you can break open your own rocks and see the amazing geode’s inside!

This one-hour program is suitable for ages 10 and up and is limited to the first 10 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 September 13th, while availability lasts. Please call the library (808-323-7585) or visit if reservation assistance is needed.

Program is sponsored by 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. 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.

Our celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the beginning of the Harry Potter series continues…

Show your Hogwarts pride for Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, or Ravenclaw and make a House bracelet!

This one-hour program is suitable for ages 7 and up. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. All materials will be provided.

Program is sponsored by 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.

Harry Potter

Our celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the beginning of the Harry Potter series continues…

In the fourth movie of the Harry Potter series, Harry’s name is drawn for the Triwizard Tournament between three wizarding schools. He must compete for the Goblet of Fire through dangerous challenges. Harry’s friends Ron and Hermione help him through this difficult year.

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.

The longstitch bookbinding technique, developed from the Coptic bookbinding stitch, was used heavily throughout medieval Europe, particularly in Germany. Learn this versatile bookbinding method, which uses a combination of chain stitch and longstitch to sew the sections of a book directly onto the cover material.  Shared tools and supplies are provided.

This 1.5 hour program is suitable for teens and adults and is limited to the first 8 patrons.

Program size is limited. RSVP is required. RSVP online for this event by selecting the RSVP function. Reservation period will close on September 19th, while availability lasts. Please call the library (808-323-7585) or visit if reservation assistance is needed.

This program is proudly sponsored by 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.

Our celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the beginning of the Harry Potter series continues…

Make your own Polyjuice Potion, Felix Felicis, Draught of Peace, Wolfsbane, or Skele-Gro! This one-hour program is suitable for ages 7+ and is limited to the first 12 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 will close on September 20th, while availability lasts. Please call the library (808-323-7585) or visit if reservation assistance is needed.

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.

 

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Our celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the beginning of the Harry Potter series continues…

Harry is in his fifth year at Hogwarts. Many in the wizarding community do not believe his encounter with Lord Voldemort is real, so he along with friends Ron and Hermione begin a rebellion against their new teacher Dolores Umbridge by preparing a group of fellow students to defend themselves against the growing evils in the world.

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.

 

Do you want to purchase a home but don’t know how? Overwhelmed with the prospect and have no idea how to navigate your way through home-buying? Attend a FREE one-hour seminar which will help lead you to home ownership. Presenter Michael McCray, Hawaii HomeOwnership Center (HHCO) Counselor and Coach will lead you to home ownership:

  •  One-on-one coaching
  •  Learning the ABCs of buying a home
  •  Overcoming barriers to Home ownership
  •  Dispelling home buying myths
  •  Getting connected to first-time home buyer assistance programs

Contact the library  with any questions about the program or to get in touch with our presenter. Reservations not required to attend this FREE seminar.

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