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

Smallfoot movie poster

Smallfoot turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a bright young Yeti finds something he thought didn’t exist—a human.   News of this “smallfoot” throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village, in an all new story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery.

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.

Knitted pink dishcloth

Due to the popularity of this program, we’re doing it again!

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 May 28th, 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.

Story Time Tiger and Lion with Books

We welcome you back to story time! Join us the first and third Monday of the month to listen to stories, and enjoy a fun craft! Small children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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.

Planets in solar system, kawaii

Join us each Monday during the Summer Reading Program and learn about each planet in our solar system. Walk away with your own planet. Some will be edible, others you can take home to enjoy. How are the composed? How do they compare to Earth?

These programs are suitable for Preschoolers and up. Depth of information dependent on age groups.

This week features Mercury! Make and take an edible planet!

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.

sewn constellations on cards

Learn about constellations and sewing in this craft. From Orion to the Big Dipper, learn all about them and learn how to do simple sewing at the same time. What a fun way to make cards.

This one-hour program is suitable for ages ­­5 to 105 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 June 3rd, while availability lasts. Please call the library (808-323-7585) or visit if reservation assistance is needed.

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.

 

Galaxy Quest Movie Poster

A Universe of Stories Movie Matinee!

Join us each week during Summer Reading Program and watch a space-themed film!

This week we’re featuring Galaxy Quest, where the actors from a canceled sci-fi show help aliens win a war. Stars Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, and Alan Rickman.

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.

 

So you know how to cast on and knit stitch…

Now you are ready to learn the purl stitch, knit two together, cast off, and many more stitches to add to your knit bag.

Bring your needles and yarn to this class to further your skills.  Karen and Joann will help you with your project and teach a stitch you are looking to learn.

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.

Sun catcher space themed

Learn about the cosmos and make your own art. Experiment with different lightings after the class and take home your own sun catcher.

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 June 5th, while availability lasts. Please call the library (808-323-7585) or visit if reservation assistance is needed.

 

bath bomb with purple, blue, black, pink colors

Make your own bath bombs, and learn about the galaxy too! Bath bombs are a great alternative to bubble bath and are easy and fun to make. Learn how to make your own here instead of buying them at the store.

This one-hour program is suitable for ages ­­7 and up and is limited to the first 10 patrons. 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. Reservation period will close on June 6th, while availability lasts. Please call the library (808-323-7585) or visit if reservation assistance is needed.

This program 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.

 

 

 

Planets in solar system, kawaii

Join us each Monday during the Summer Reading Program and learn about each planet in our solar system. Walk away with your own planet. Some will be edible, others you can take home to enjoy. How are the composed? How do they compare to Earth?

These programs are suitable for Preschoolers and up. Depth of information dependent on age groups.

This week features Venus! Make and take a planet!

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.

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