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

Board Books and Toys

Join us for Baby Time @ Lihue Library!  These 30-minute learning sessions will be held every Tuesday from 10 t0 10:30 a.m. (except on State holidays). Learn finger plays, lap bounces and songs to share with your baby.  Playtime to follow.  Suitable 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 7 days before the program date.

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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.

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.

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Grpahic of chess pieces and clock

Families are invited to celebrate the joys and challenges of chess in our Kauai Community Chess Tournament. The tournament is for ages Kindergarten through adult.  All skill levels and ages are welcome.  This is a made-for-families event. We encourage parents to play alongside their kids. The tournament is free to enter.

To register for the tournament, email sierra.hampton-eng@librarieshawaii.org. Please include the name of each player, contact phone, grade level or age, experience level, and chess rating (online or over-board) if you have one. The tournament will take place in the Lihue Public Library conference room.

Bring:  A friend.  Lunch or lunch money.  All chess boards, pieces and clocks will be provided.

Format:  A four-round Swiss-System, non-elimination chess tournament (everyone plays all rounds).

Sections:  K-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, Adult.  Note: 10-12 players could be mixed with adult depending on the number of entries.

Round Times:  9:00, 10:30,  1:00, 2:30. Awards ceremony at 4:15.   Half-point byes available in any rounds in case you have other commitments on that day.

Time Control:  Each player has 30 minutes for the game with a 15-second delay on each move.

Prizes:  Medals for top three players in each age division, male and female.

Parent Note:  We recommend you play in the adult section for the fun of it. Beginners of all ages are highly encouraged to play.  Players under age 16 must be accompanied by a guardian at all times!

Lunch: There will be a break from the end of your second game (approximately noon) until the start of the third round at 1:00.  Bring a bag lunch or bring money to buy food at a nearby restaurant.

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

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.

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

 

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

For teens going into grades 6th-12th.

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

 

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  • June 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until June 5, 2019

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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 into 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 www.librarieshawaii.org/events

 

Discuss your favorite young adult books with other booklovers and enjoy brunch goodies.

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

 

Pineapple embroidery
  • June 10, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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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.

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

 

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  • June 12, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until June 19, 2019

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  • Contact: 808-241-3222

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 going into  6-12th 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 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