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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 at this branch

Baby Rhyme Time

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.

bear reading book

Join us for Toddler Story Time!  Listen to exciting stories, sing songs, participate in activities and stay for a craft.  This free program is suitable for keiki ages 2 to 5 years old.

All children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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.librarieshawaii.org/events

 

Chess Club logo
  • April 11, 2020 @ 1:00 am - 2:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 1:00 am on Friday, repeating until April 24, 2020

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  • Contact: 808-241-3222

Learn chess basics, strategies, and tactics from chess mentor Valor. Meet other chess players and play for fun or challenge. All skill levels welcome. The Teen Chess Club meets every Friday afternoon from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. For teens in 6th-12th grade.

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 http://www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Baby Rhyme Time

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.

bear reading book

Join us for Toddler Story Time!  Listen to exciting stories, sing songs, participate in activities and stay for a craft.  This free program is suitable for keiki ages 2 to 5 years old.

All children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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.librarieshawaii.org/events

 

Chess Club logo
  • April 18, 2020 @ 1:00 am - 2:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 1:00 am on Friday, repeating until April 24, 2020

  • Categories:
  • Contact: 808-241-3222

Learn chess basics, strategies, and tactics from chess mentor Valor. Meet other chess players and play for fun or challenge. All skill levels welcome. The Teen Chess Club meets every Friday afternoon from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. For teens in 6th-12th grade.

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 http://www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Baby Rhyme Time

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.

bear reading book

Join us for Toddler Story Time!  Listen to exciting stories, sing songs, participate in activities and stay for a craft.  This free program is suitable for keiki ages 2 to 5 years old.

All children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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.librarieshawaii.org/events

 

Chess Club logo
  • April 25, 2020 @ 1:00 am - 2:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 1:00 am on Friday, repeating until April 24, 2020

  • Categories:
  • Contact: 808-241-3222

Learn chess basics, strategies, and tactics from chess mentor Valor. Meet other chess players and play for fun or challenge. All skill levels welcome. The Teen Chess Club meets every Friday afternoon from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. For teens in 6th-12th grade.

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 http://www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Portrait of a family of three

For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how lifestyle choices may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Humberto Blanco, the Regional Coordinator of Kauai for the Alzheimer’s Aloha Chapter, will be presenting this education program by the Alzheimer’s Association.
Please join us at Lihue Public Library to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and learn practical tips to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.
Mr. Blanco has worked as a program director and project organizer for both organizations and private businesses since coming to Hawaii. He has also worked as a consultant for a Panamanian retreat center, as well as a director for non-profit organizations and UN-related international non-governmental organizations.

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.librarieshawaii.org/events.

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