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

Story Time Tiger and Lion with Books

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.

Story time promotes early literacy and brain development through increased knowledge, vocabulary, imagination, and concentration.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change. For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Selena movie poster

Join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month from September 18th through October!

Each week we’ll be showing a movie that highlights a piece of Hispanic heritage. This week we’re featuring Selena!

In this biographical drama, experience the extraordinary career and tragic slaying of pop singing sensation Selena as her career transcended the Tejano scene that launched her into crossover, mainstream success.

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.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change. For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

hand with finger puppets

Join us for a fun and interactive puppet show with our Librarian, Judy!  Enjoy a story and then come back on Friday and make your own puppets!

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change. For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

hand with finger puppets

You joined us for the puppet show, now make your own puppets to take home and create a story! This 1-hour craft is suitable for ages 5+. All materials will be provided. Small children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

This one-hour program is suitable for ages ­­5 and up and is limited to the first 10 patrons. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. All materials are generously provided by funding from 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 September 18th, while availability lasts. Please call the library (808-323-7585) or visit if reservation assistance is needed.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change. For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Collage of beaded jewelry

Ever wanted to make your own beaded necklace? Now’s your chance! Let your creativity blossom and learn how to go from design to finished product in this class.

This one-hour program is suitable for teens and up and is limited to the first 8 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 September 23rd, while availability lasts. Please call the library (808-323-7585) or visit if reservation assistance is needed.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change. For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

 

 

Stand and Deliver movie poster

Join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month from September 18th through October!

Each week we’ll be showing a movie that highlights a piece of Hispanic heritage. This week we’re featuring Stand and Deliver!

Edward James Olmos stars as Jaime Escalante in this inspirational true story about a teacher and the unmotivated East Los Angeles high school students who he inspires, badgers, threatens and humors into learning the most demanding of all math sciences–calculus. But the accomplishment is so utterly fantastic that the students are accused of cheating. Given a choice to accept the allegation or retake an extremely demanding examination to prove themselves, the students decide to Stand And Deliver.

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.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change. For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Hunting for Hidden Gold book title

Are you hooked on books? Here’s a novel idea…join us for a book club just for kids! Read The Hardy Boys: Hunting for Hidden Gold, then get together the last Wednesday of the month to recap the story. An activity and snack will be provided. Call or stop by the library to join the club and order the book! Suitable for ages 8-12 years.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change. For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

 

Watercolor salt painting image

Learn a new technique of painting using watercolors and salt! This 1-hour craft is suitable for ages 5+. All materials will be provided. Small children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Program sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona (F.O.L.K.)

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change. For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Coffee leaves

Celebrate International Coffee Day and make your own tote bag using coffee leaves.

This 45-minute program is suitable for ages ­­teens and up 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 September 30th,  while availability lasts. Please call the library (808-323-7585) or visit if reservation assistance is needed.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change. For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

The Emperor's New Groove movie poster

Join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month from September 18th through October!

Each week we’ll be showing a movie that highlights a piece of Hispanic heritage. This week we’re featuring The Emperor’s New Groove!

Emperor Kuzco has been turned into a llama. He’ll need help from Pacha to get back to the castle and get his thone back from evil diva Yzma. Voices include David Spade and John Goodman.

This film is Rated G and is proudly supported by Friends of the Libraries, Kona. Free, freshly popped popcorn will be served and beverages in closed containers are permitted.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change. For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

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 9
Magazines 23
Newspapers 2
WiFi Yes
Friends' book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No