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

Goosebumps movie poster

Upset about moving from the big city to a small town, young Zach Cooper finds a silver lining when he meets his beautiful neighbor Hannah. He is surprised to learn that Hannah’s mysterious father is R.L. Stine, the famous author of the best-selling “Goosebumps” series. When Zach accidentally unleashes the monsters from the fantastic tales, it’s up to Stine, his daughter and Cooper to return the beasts back to the books where they belong.

Free popcorn will be served and beverages in closed containers are permitted.

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.

 

Glass of root beer

Make your own root beer and take it home with you! This experiment will show you how to make your own soda at home, and how to get all those delicious bubbles we all love in soda. This program is suitable for ages 5+ and is limited to the first 12 patrons. Small children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Program size is limited. RSVP is required. RSVP online for this event by selecting the RSVP function. Reservation period will close on October 16th, 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.

 

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.

Ghostbusters movie poster

Paranormal researcher Abby Yates and physicist Erin Gilbert are trying to prove that ghosts exist in modern society. When strange apparitions appear in Manhattan, Gilbert and Yates turn to engineer Jillian Holtzmann for help. Also joining the team is Patty Tolan, a lifelong New Yorker who knows the city inside and out. Armed with proton packs and plenty of attitude, the four women prepare for an epic battle as more than 1,000 mischievous ghouls descend on Times Square.

Free popcorn will be served and beverages in closed containers are permitted.

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.

 

Hawaii Homeownership logo

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.

bubble experiment

Make and hold a ball of swirling gas!

Learn about states of matter by playing with dry ice bubbles in this fun science experiment. Suitable for ages 8+.  Small 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.

Hocus pocus movie poster

After moving to Salem, Mass., teenager Max Dennison explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani and their new friend, Allison. After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches who used to live in the house. With the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches’ book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal.

Free popcorn will be served and beverages in closed containers are permitted.

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.

 

corn husk doll

The corn husk doll is a Native American toy that was later adopted by European settlers in the United States. Create your own doll in this craft and decorate them as you wish!

This program is suitable for ages 6+. 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.

block print tote bag

Block printing is considered one of the oldest types of printmaking and dates back thousands of years. Carve a design and learn how this process works. You’ll take away your very own tote bag!

This 1.5-hour program is suitable for teens and adults and is limited to the first 6 patrons. 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 November 14th, 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.

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.

 

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