Lahaina Public Library

Address

680 Wharf St, Lahaina, HI 96761, United States
808-662-3950

About

Welcome to the Lahaina Public Library! We opened on Mar. 4, 1956 on the site of a former royal taro patch belonging to King Kamehameha III. Our 19,031 sq. ft. library serves the local community as well as many tourists that visit the area. $280,000 renovation completed in 2012 (no State cost) thanks to Rotary Club of Lahaina, HSPLS, Maui Friends of Library, other donors.


Upcoming events at this branch

Come read to Sammy (the Cocker Spaniel) on Wednesdays after school, from 1:30  to 3:00 pm. Auntie Terri will be here to help too. Grades K – 5 welcome!

Therapy Dogs International’s “Tail Waggin’ Tutors” program encourages children to read by providing a non-judgmental listener and furry friend to read to that won’t laugh at them if they make a mistake or stumble over a word, but rather lie next to them and enjoy the story being read to them. The children learn to associate reading with being with the dog, and begin to view reading in a positive way. Over time, the child’s reading ability and confidence can improve because they are practicing their skills, which will make them enjoy reading even more.

Libraries have had great success by utilizing “Tail Waggin’ Tutors” as part of their Summer Reading Program or After-school Program. While the program was initially developed for struggling readers, even those who can already read well don’t want to pass up the chance to read to a Therapy Dog. Even the parents seem to get a real kick out of their child reading to a dog, and they certainly welcome the idea of their son or daughter being so excited to go to the library!

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.

Come read to Sammy (the Cocker Spaniel) on Wednesdays after school, from 1:30  to 3:00 pm. Auntie Terri will be here to help too. Grades K – 5 welcome!

Therapy Dogs International’s “Tail Waggin’ Tutors” program encourages children to read by providing a non-judgmental listener and furry friend to read to that won’t laugh at them if they make a mistake or stumble over a word, but rather lie next to them and enjoy the story being read to them. The children learn to associate reading with being with the dog, and begin to view reading in a positive way. Over time, the child’s reading ability and confidence can improve because they are practicing their skills, which will make them enjoy reading even more.

Libraries have had great success by utilizing “Tail Waggin’ Tutors” as part of their Summer Reading Program or After-school Program. While the program was initially developed for struggling readers, even those who can already read well don’t want to pass up the chance to read to a Therapy Dog. Even the parents seem to get a real kick out of their child reading to a dog, and they certainly welcome the idea of their son or daughter being so excited to go to the library!

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 reading a book in a window

Join us on the first Saturday of every month for our Silent Reading Party. You can also enjoy a silent game of chess, checkers and even a game of Tic-Tac-Toe.  For everyone, all ages, all day. Program will not be held on State holidays.

According to a recent BookRiot article:  “If you are a reader, you know the special pleasure of going out to read in public. But for most of us, reading in public has meant reading in public alone. But recently, a few recurring Silent Reading Parties have sprung up, giving readers a chance to read alone in public, but together.”

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.

  • April 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day 11 of the month, repeating indefinitely

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Maui Live Poets Society meets at Lahaina Library the 2nd Tuesday of every month – from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.

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 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday CLOSED - CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 7
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 1
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 8
Magazines 132
Newspapers 11
WiFi Yes
Friends' book store No
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes