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

Chess Club logo

Learn chess basics, strategies, and tactics from chess mentor Takeshi. Meet other chess players and play for fun or challenge. All skill levels welcome.

For teens in 7-12th grade.

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. 

Various tabletop games

Challenge your family members to fun and friendly games!  Learn a new game or rediscover your old favorites.  A selection of games for all age levels will be supplied by the library, or bring your own to share!

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!

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!

Edward Lyman, the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary’s Natural Resources Management Specialist will describe the difficult, and sometimes dan-gerous, task of disentangling 40-ton, often free-swimming, whales from life-threatening tangles using techniques modified from those used to catch large fish, or used historically by whalers to kill the animals. Case histories of some of the animals that have been freed in Hawaii by an authorized network of responders will be shown using some amazing video footage. The effort is coordinated by the sanctuary, working under NOAA Fisheries’ Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Pro-gram, and includes sanctuary partners and the on-water community.

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.

 

Board Books and Toys

Join us for Baby Time @ Lihue Library!  Learn finger plays, lap bounces and songs to share with your baby.  Playtime to follow.  This program is suited for keiki 0 to 24 months and their caregivers.

All programs are subject to change.  If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 10 days before the program date.

stem brown bag photo

Keiki aged 6 to 12 and their adult caregivers are invited to join our STEM Brown Bag Challenge!  Every Wednesday night 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 7 days before the program date.

The Mixed Review

The Mixed Review is a forum, led by Librarian Carolyn Larson, to talk about the meaning and impact of books we have read, to discuss the art and craft of writing, and to share the love of books and reading.  The Mixed Review focuses, not on a single book, but on books with unifying styles, themes or topics.  Join us for a discussion on the last Wednesday of each month at 5:00pm in the Lihue Library Conference Room. A book list is available at the library.

November’s topic is Non-Fiction/Science

There will be no meeting in December

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.

stem brown bag photo

Keiki aged 6 to 12 and their adult caregivers are invited to join our STEM Brown Bag Challenge!  Every Wednesday night 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 7 days before the program date.

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