Kihei Public Library

Address

35 Waimahaihai St, Kihei, HI 96753, United States
808-875-6833

About

Welcome to the Kihei Public Library! Our current 18,700 sq.-ft. library building opened on Apr. 24, 1996. With more than 22,000 registered patrons, we have the second highest circulation figures in Maui County. A traditional Hawaiian fishing shrine featured on the South Maui Heritage Trail is located outside the library.

Upcoming Events

toys loot

Just before the Summer Reading Program starts on June 2nd, come in and pick out a prize from the Treasure Box!  (There’s a treasure box for toddlers too).  Prizes are small toys, trinkets, “gems” and little surprises.  You can pick out one prize each day you visit the library from May 1-31.  Prizes courtesy of the Kay A. Edwards Memorial Fund.

 

pajamas

Ms. Tori has been Kihei Library’s youth services intern since January and is going to help kick off summer with a special pajama storytime. Wear your PJs and fuzzy slippers, grab your teddy bear, and come on in to enjoy an evening of stories, songs, movement and crafts. It’s sure to be a “rocking” good time! Geared for ages 3-7.  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.

 

Stories for Toddlers

Simple stories, songs, movement and crafts just right for toddlers!  Children must be accompanied by a parent or 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.

Stories for Preschoolers

Stories, songs, movement and crafts especially for preschoolers! Children must be accompanied by a parent or 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.

The Spring Wind Quintet

Celebrate the 2018 Summer Reading Program!

Enjoy an afternoon of music with The Spring Wind Quintet. Recognized as one of the country’s leading woodwind quintets, these professional musicians from Chamber Music Hawaii have been a major force in the development of chamber music in our islands.

This 45-minute program is suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i and the 2018 Summer Reading Sponsors. This is a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program with additional funding and support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the University of Hawaii.

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.

 

Classics Illustrated

Papa Lopaka (Robert DeVinck) is a writer, English literature scholar, and long-time reader of classic books.  Come enjoy a dramatic reading of the Classics Illustrated comic book of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island projected on a large screen. Following the reading, Papa will encourage children to read the original book.   Small snacks are included (refreshments provided by the Kay A. Edwards Memorial Fund.)

Program schedule is subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodations due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

 

 

Musician Joel Katz

Musician Joel Katz will provide a performance and presentation on the Hawaiian Steel Guitar. He will share the history and evolution of the instrument and style since 1885 in Hawaii. Joel Katz has been performing professionally on Maui for 30 years. He has recorded and released various CD albums. Joel is also the instructor in the Hawaiian Steel Guitar, guitar, ukulele, and audio technology programs at the University of Hawaii’s Maui College and heads an award-winning recording studio. He is passionate about carrying on the tradition of this rare instrument and style. This one-hour program is sponsored by the Maui Friends of the Library and is suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Call Kihei Public Library for more information at 875-6833.

Program is 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.  For a schedule of upcoming programs, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Uncle Wayne

Get ready to sing, dance, laugh, learn and have a rollicking good time with Uncle Wayne and the Howling Dog Band! For over two decades, Uncle Wayne has shared his music with the children of Hawaii.  He combines his professional career in early childhood education and his extensive knowledge of child development with a love and passion for music to create a dynamic experience for children and their families.  Sponsored by Maui Friends of the Library with additional funding from the Kay A. Edwards Memorial Fund.  Program is 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.

American Sign Language ASL

Loretta Finegan-Nelson is a Deaf Educator who loves children and promoting literacy. ASL Storytime Saturday will provide an opportunity for deaf and hearing children and their families to come together and celebrate American Sign Language and English in a new fun way. Learn ASL vocabulary connected to a fun children’s book, play games and create crafts related to the book of the day. Geared for ages 4 and up.  All young children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.  Program schedule is subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodations due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

 

Electro-acoustic composer Peter Swanzy

Music made from electronic sounds is less than 100 years old.  Electronic music began in a crude form based on the sounds of trains, radio waves, and by other hair-raising methods. Learn about the historical impact of electronic music in the early and mid-Twentieth Century, movements in art, and the pursuit of new sounds with Maui’s own electro-acoustic composer and media educator Peter Swanzy.

This one-hour program is co-sponsored by Ebb & Flow Arts and is suitable for teens and adults.

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.

Cartoon image of Mr. Kneel and friends

In celebration of the Statewide Summer Reading Program, Mr. Kneel will share his love for reading through beatbox and rhyme at four Maui libraries this July.

As a professional goofball, hip-hop emcee and beatboxer, “Mr. Kneel” (Neil McIntyre) creates music that inspires and uplifts, promoting learning and positive attitudes.  Come join the fun!

Sponsored by a generous grant from Maui Friends of the Library, this program is suitable for ages 5 and up.  Children must be accompanied by a parent or 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.

Hours

Date Time
Monday CLOSED – CLOSED
Tuesday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 63
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 3
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 13
Magazines 103
Newspapers 8
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes