ʻOihana Hale Waihona Puke Aupuni o ka Mokuʻāina o Hawaiʻi
Public Library System
Where you belong
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.
All are invited to the Kick-Off event for the Hawaii State Public Library System’s 2023 Summer Reading Challenge @ Lihue Public Library
Celebrate the most cherished plant in Hawaiian culture. Brought to Hawaii by Polynesians, taro (kalo) is considered the staff of life for Hawaiians. Kalo also symbolizes deeply-held spiritual beliefs about prosperity, feritility, long life and identity.
Kalo farmer Adam Asquith will talk about the historical significance of kalo to Hawaiian culture and agriculture. Adam will also share his experiences of growing kalo on Kauai.
A poi-pounding demonstration will follow.*
Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.
*Events and details subject to change.
|Monday||11:00 AM - 7:00 PM|
|Tuesday||9:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
|Wednesday||11:00 AM - 7:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
|Friday||11:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
|Saturday||CLOSED - CLOSED|
|Sunday||CLOSED - CLOSED|
|Handicap parking spots||3|
|Book drop off||Yes|
|Friends' book store||No|
|Free computer classes||No|
|Test proctoring services||Yes|