Laupahoehoe Public and School Library

Address

35-2065 Old Mamalahoa Hwy, Laupahoehoe, HI 96764, USA
808-962-2229

About

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 at this branch

  • March 25, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating indefinitely

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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.

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.

Laysan birds

Andy Collins, the director of Mokupāpapa (The Discovery Center), will speak about Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument after a showing of the film: “Midway: Edge of Tomorrow.”
Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument is the second largest protected area on Earth and is in our own backyard! Fourteen hundred miles of healthy coral reefs, deep sea mysteries, and critical habitat for sea turtles, monk seals, and seabirds are protected within the Monument’s boundaries. Learn more about the Monument and why it is so important to protecting Hawaii’s natural resources.

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.

Saturday Storytime @ OKP

Bring your child to our story hour.
We will read books and make a craft
For children, anywhere from 0 to 6 years old.
Get ready to have fun and spend time with other families.

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.

Join us for beginner yoga every Friday morning at the Laupahoehoe Library. All ages and families are welcome to attend.
**Please bring a yoga mat and towel.

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.

clipart image depicting glue scissors paper
  • March 29, 2019 @ 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 2:15pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

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This OHANA craft hour is for children of all ages.
Materials will be provided to create a unique craft each week.
Children under 7 need to be accompanied by a chaperone.

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.

Hurricane season is quickly approaching and now is the best time to prepare. Being adequately prepared will ensure that you, your family, and property will have the best chance of riding out the storm as well as recovering quickly after the storm has passed. Instead of frantically scrambling around at the last minute, stressed to the max, prepare now and feel relieved that you have done what you reasonable could do to keep your family and property safe. Come and learn how to prepare before the next hurricane strikes.

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.

Join us for a talk by Richard Spiegel who will introduce basic methods and tools for organic backyard beekeeping. Richard will explain basic techniques for beekeeping on the Big Island and recommend different options for backyard beekeeping and how to meet challenges in different climates.

Participants will be able to try on a bee suit and handle equipment used to keep bees. Please bring questions! Richard will also give a brief summary of his beginning beekeeping class taking place this July and August over four different weekends.

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.

Join Annie Kroeger for an introduction to the wide world of children’s books. As an author and illustrator of both board books and middle-grade novels, Annie has taken ideas through multiple processes to create stories for kids of varying ages. She will be sharing about the various types of children’s books, how to develop ideas, common tools used for creating stories, and how to turn ideas into reality. Finally, she will provide resources to learn more about online children’s book communities, as well as the many ways people are getting their work to their audiences.

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.

On June 27, 2014, Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano began flowing toward the center of Pahoa. The flow threatened to cut off the town’s main access road, leaving residents of this already isolated community to rely solely on one another.
“Aloha from LavaLand explores what it really means to live in such an unpredictable paradise and what the incident can teach us about community, sustainability, harmony and Aloha.”
Come join us for an hour long documentary that empathizes the importance of community building aloha.
Brief facilitated group discussion will follow.

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 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
Saturday CLOSED - CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED - CLOSED

Access

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

Services

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