Lihue Public Library

Address

4344 Hardy St, Lihue, HI 96766, United States
808-241-3222

About

Welcome to the Lihue Public Library! We are the largest library on Kauai, located in central Lihue within walking distance of many State and County buildings. Designed by architect Stephen Oyakawa, our 22,300 sq. ft. building is distinguished by its arc-shaped roof and lava rock walls. We serve as the regional library and Federal Depository for Kauai. In 2013, our library underwent extensive ADA renovations with facility upgrades and improvements.

Upcoming Events

cute fruit and vegetable shapes in a glass bowl

Learn basic sewing skills as you stitch and stuff your favorite plush foods with Sew Mini Treats! Choose from patterns for more than 18 cheerful, itty-bitty food items and learn tips and tricks to customize your own designs.

All materials and sewing-support provided.

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

Family reading

Have fun listening to good stories and good books with a wonderful reader.  Relax, enjoy listening and let your imagination wander.  Please join us in the Children’s Room Mondays at 2:30.  Best for 1st to 5th graders.

 

If you like to write or draw, this is the club for you.  Meet with other writers and illustrators to discuss ideas, get tips and share your work.

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

Calling all teen book lovers! If you love to celebrate book culture, but don’t like to be told what to read, this is the book club for you! It is simple to join.

Read your book and then talk about what you loved, what didn’t work for you, and why others should read it (or not). Read a FANTASY book for June

Teen Book Club meets in the library conference room every other Wednesday.

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

 

stem brown bag photo

Keiki aged 6 to 12 and their adult caregivers are invited to join our STEM Brown Bag Challenge!  Every Wednesday nights put your problem solving skills to the test.  A mystery bag of supplies and a challenge will be provided.

All programs are subject to change.  If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 15 days before the program date.

Piglet figure on library shelf

Join us for Toddler Story Time, which features stories, songs, and a craft or activity.  This free program is suitable for keiki ages 2 to 5 years old.

All children under 5 years must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 15 days ahead to request a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation.

Mahalo!

The Teen Knitting Club meets bimonthly to knit squares for the Knit-A-Square organization.  Knit-a-Square is a knitting for charity organization that collects thousands of hand knit squares from all over the world and sews them into blankets for AIDS orphans and children in need in Africa.

All ages and all skill levels welcome.

Yarn provided.

If possible, please bring your own size 6 or 8 knitting needles.

 

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

Anime characters

Do you love watching cartoons and anime? The teen Cartoon/Anime Appreciation Club meets monthly to passionately discuss our favorite cartoons, webcomics, anime and manga. Each month we choose a new series to watch and discuss.  In June we will be discussing Star vs. the Forces of Evil followed by Miraculous Ladybug in July.

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

 

With Jake the dog and Finn the human, the crafts will never end! Learn how to stitch, paint, sculpt, and crochet more than 23 projects featuring your favorite Adventure Time™ characters.

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

The Teen Knitting Club meets bimonthly to knit squares for the Knit-A-Square organization.  Knit-a-Square is a knitting for charity organization that collects thousands of hand knit squares from all over the world and sews them into blankets for AIDS orphans and children in need in Africa.

All ages and all skill levels welcome.

Yarn provided.

If possible, please bring your own size 6 or 8 knitting needles.

 

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

Show off your artistic skills or your love for your favorite fandom with a home-made button. Draw your own picture or cut out pictures to make your own buttons to pin to your clothes, bag or give to friends!

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

Learn to design and stitch your own embroidery designs with our talented embroidery artist Tabitha. Learn new stitches and share your work with other stitchers.

Embroidery and thread will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own projects and supplies.  Beginners welcome.

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

 

Calling all teen book lovers! If you love to celebrate book culture, but don’t like to be told what to read, this is the book club for you! It is simple to join.

Read your book and then talk about what you loved, what didn’t work for you, and why others should read it (or not). Read a FANTASY book for June.

Teen Book Club meets in the library conference room every other Wednesday.

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

 

Anime characters

Do you love watching cartoons and anime? The teen Cartoon/Anime Appreciation Club meets monthly to passionately discuss our favorite cartoons, webcomics, anime and manga. Each month we choose a new series to watch and discuss.  In June we will be discussing Star vs. the Forces of Evil followed by Miraculous Ladybug in July.

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

 

Hours

Date Time
Monday 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday CLOSED – CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 27
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 3
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 15
Magazines 40
Newspapers 5
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes