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. In 2013, our library underwent extensive ADA renovations with facility upgrades and improvements.

Upcoming Events

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. Choose a book that fits the theme of the month. Read your book and then talk about what you loved, what you hated, and why others should read it (or not). Teen Book Club meets in the library conference room every other Monday.

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

On Mondays, the library offers a weekly 90-minute session on how to use your portable devices to access the many great online library services. Learn how to access your library account online, download ebooks and audio books, look at magazines or newspapers, learn new languages, find reading suggestions just for you, get homework help, use the library wi-fi, or learn to use the HSPLS mobile app. Attendees are encourage to bring their own laptop, notebook or smartphone.

This program will not be held on State holidays. 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.

 

YWCA  is teaming up with Lihue Library to bring you an after school program designed to increase students’ self-esteem and their ability to work with their classmates to reach common goals. Students will participate in activities that facilitate a team-building environment and will teach the tools they need to work cooperatively in diverse groups. Achievement of these leadership skills will be enable students to effectively reduce incidents of bullying and discrimination within the classroom.  S.T.E.M. projects are incorporated into the program as a fun way to put some of their leadership skills to practical use and spark interest in S.T.E.M. careers.

The After School Leadership Program is free and healthy snacks will be provided. For grades 2 and up.

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.

 

Piglet figure on library shelf

Join us for Toddler Story-time, which features stories, occasional 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.

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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.

Do you knit, crochet or sew?

The teen craft club meets twice a month to share new knitting, crocheting, and sewing techniques. We love to show off our creativity and to talk story. Bring your own project or let one of our members help you get started on a new project.
Grades 6th-12th. Beginners welcome. We have yarn and needles to get you started.

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. Choose a book that fits the theme of the month. Read your book and then talk about what you loved, what you hated, and why others should read it (or not). Teen Book Club meets in the library conference room every other Monday.

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

Teens 13-17 are invited to explore the art of masks and papercraft this October. Teens will be building masks from recycled cardboard using a variety of patterns, provided by the London-based artist Steve Wintercroft.  Teens can create a fox, jaguar, raven, bird, or demon mask.  The masks are simple to build but do require some accuracy with cutting and folding.  All materials will be provided.   The workshops are free, but donations of empty cereal boxes for mask-building are appreciated. Special thanks to Steve Wintercroft for giving us permission to use his designs for this workshop.

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.

Do you knit, crochet or sew?

The teen craft club meets twice a month to share new knitting, crocheting, and sewing techniques. We love to show off our creativity and to talk story. Bring your own project or let one of our members help you get started on a new project.
Grades 6th-12th. Beginners welcome. We have yarn and needles to get you started.

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.

We are pulling out our button makers!

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.

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. Choose a book that fits the theme of the month. Read your book and then talk about what you loved, what you hated, and why others should read it (or not). Teen Book Club meets in the library conference room every other Monday.

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

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.

Do you knit, crochet or sew?

The teen craft club meets twice a month to share new knitting, crocheting, and sewing techniques. We love to show off our creativity and to talk story. Bring your own project or let one of our members help you get started on a new project.
Grades 6th-12th. Beginners welcome. We have yarn and needles to get you started.

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. Choose a book that fits the theme of the month. Read your book and then talk about what you loved, what you hated, and why others should read it (or not). Teen Book Club meets in the library conference room every other Monday.

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

Do you knit, crochet or sew?

The teen craft club meets twice a month to share new knitting, crocheting, and sewing techniques. We love to show off our creativity and to talk story. Bring your own project or let one of our members help you get started on a new project.
Grades 6th-12th. Beginners welcome. We have yarn and needles to get you started.

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 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.

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. Choose a book that fits the theme of the month. Read your book and then talk about what you loved, what you hated, and why others should read it (or not). Teen Book Club meets in the library conference room every other Monday.

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

Do you knit, crochet or sew?

The teen craft club meets twice a month to share new knitting, crocheting, and sewing techniques. We love to show off our creativity and to talk story. Bring your own project or let one of our members help you get started on a new project.
Grades 6th-12th. Beginners welcome. We have yarn and needles to get you started.

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. Choose a book that fits the theme of the month. Read your book and then talk about what you loved, what you hated, and why others should read it (or not). Teen Book Club meets in the library conference room every other Monday.

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

Do you knit, crochet or sew?

The teen craft club meets twice a month to share new knitting, crocheting, and sewing techniques. We love to show off our creativity and to talk story. Bring your own project or let one of our members help you get started on a new project.
Grades 6th-12th. Beginners welcome. We have yarn and needles to get you started.

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.

We are pulling  out our button makers!

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.

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