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 10:00 to 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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  • September 18, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

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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 Wednesday 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

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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 under 5 need to 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

 

Keiki Yoga Cat Stretching

PRESCHOOLERS LOVE YOGA!

Young children are curious about everything and they are learning new things  non-stop. Yoga gives little ones a way to focus their energetic bodies and minds. Preschool yoga uses stories, songs and games to keep children thinking, moving and having so much fun. Enjoy a special time with your keiki doing yoga together. Wear comfortable clothes you can easily move in and bring a beach towel to share. This is a parent/adult aided activity.

Gina Medrano has worked with Kauai’s young children and their families for over twenty years and she’s been practicing yoga for almost as long. She has combined these two joys and created a yoga program especially for the unique and active learning style of kids ages 3-6.

*Registration Required*

Four sessions: September 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th

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

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Ever wonder how laws are made in our State? And how you can try to affect them?
Each year approximately 3,000 bills are introduced at the State Capitol, one or more of those bills may be of interest to you.
If you’re interested in getting involved or learning more about how things work attend one of our free sessions!!
We’ll help you:
• Understand the legislative process, deadlines, and power dynamics at the Capitol
• Learn how to effectively navigate the Legislature’s website to find information important to you
We’ll provide:
• Tips and techniques on effective lobbying, testimony, and communicating with State Senators and Representatives
• Helpful handouts, guides, and resources
• Experienced non-partisan guidance on how you can participate
Newcomers, seasoned advocates and everyone in between are welcome to attend!
For additional information, contact the Public Access Room (PAR):phone 808/587-0478, email par@capitol.hawaii.gov, website lrbhawaii.org/par
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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All poets and poetry lovers are invited!

The prompts for October are “Poet’s Choice” or a “From a Bird’s Eye” . Please bring 10 copies of your poem or poems to share and writing materials and join us in the Conference Room.
   The LPS Student Poem Contest (grades 5-12) is well underway. Poems must be submitted to Lihue Library no later than closing time on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. A public reading by LPS members and student winners, as well as the Student Awards Ceremony, is planned for Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 5:00pm at Lihue Public Library.

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