Laupahoehoe Public and School Library


35-2065 Old Mamalahoa Hwy, Laupahoehoe, HI 96764, USA


Welcome to the Laupahoehoe Public and School Library! Designed by Richard S. Matsunaga and Associates, we opened in 1973 but earthquake damage closed us for nearly a year. We reopened in 1974 with a state-of-the-art video studio, darkroom, and Audiovisual Production Center. We are one of the few Hawaii Island libraries to offer a meeting room for public use.

Upcoming Events

Children are invited to join the After School Coloring Club. Every weekday (Monday through Friday), from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., participants will be able to make printed clip art for coloring. All supplies will be provided. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This program will not be held on State holidays.

Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the hosting library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Join Susan Collins as she gives a demonstration at Laupahoehoe Library on how to prepare jackfruit for various recipes.   Participants will learn how to clean, precook, freeze and add jackfruit to everyday cooking.  Participants will be able to sample and take home new recipes.

Jackfruit is a nutritional bonanza of vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber.  It is a viable sources of iron, magnesium, potassium, and manganese as well.  This native fruit to India and Bangladesh grows well in Hawaii and can be found statewide.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the hosting library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.  For a list of upcoming library events, visits


Date Time
Monday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Parking spots 13
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 2
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes


Computers 8
Magazines 16
Newspapers 1
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No