Laupahoehoe Public and School Library

The Laupahoehoe Public & School Library is currently without public wireless access due to technical difficulties. Library staff are troubleshooting and working with service providers to restore services as soon as possible. HSPLS understands the importance of restoring this service to our library users. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and we are working concertedly to restore services as soon as possible.

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

Saturday Storytime @ OKP

Bring your child to our story hour. We will read books and make a craft. Program is suitable for children ages 0 to 6 years old.

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.

honey bees on honeycomb

Learn how to care for bees in a more natural, supportive and sustainable way. Learn hygienic and treatment-free practices that allow bees to thrive and adapt without the use of chemicals or antibiotics.
The methods offered in this lecture are designed to enhance hive health and support the hive in proper pest management. These methods focus on prevention and the natural biological cycles of the hive.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change.

Are you always looking for your next great read?
Novelist is a library resource that can help you find your next perfect book, no matter what types of novels you like to read. Come learn how to use it, and chat about books with us!

This program is geared toward adults, though teens are also welcome.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library 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.

An international controversy is brewing over the proposed renaming of the Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park on Kaua’i to “Pa’ula’ula/Fort Elizabeth.” A book by UH-Hilo’s Dr. Peter Mills–Hawai’i’s Russian Adventure: A New Look at Old History (UH Press, 2002)–clarifies that the fort was built by Hawaiians as part of King Kaumuali’i’s own residential compound in 1816-1817, when Kaumuali’i formed an alliance with Dr. George Anton Schaffer of the Russian-American Company (RAC). Dr. Mills explains the ongoing controversy that has prompted the Russian Ambassador to the U.S., Anatoly, Anatanov, and thousands of Russians and Russian-Americans to protest the proposed renaming of this historic site on Hawai’i Island.

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.libraieshawaii.org

Learn about the behavior and habits of Little Fire Ants, their impact to Hawaii, and most importantly, how to prevent and control them on your property.
Franny Brewer, from the Big Island Invasive Species Committee, will share a wealth of information, the latest recommendations on Little Fire Ants control products, including a new organic option for homeowners.
Learn how communities who want to work together can receive treatment support from Big Island Invasive Species Committee: includes free training and treatments.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to program due 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.

This Heart of Mine book cover

Join us for a fun and informative health-focused book discussion! “This Hear of Mine”, a novel by C.C. Hunter, explores the idea of “cellular memory” through an inspiring story of young love, survivorship, and the body’s enduring mysteries. Participants will also receive information about resources available from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

Sign up for the book group anytime during the month of January at Laupahoehoe Public & School Library, and receive a copy of the book to read. (Sign up now; space is limited.) Then join us with your thoughts about it on February 13!

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.

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