Important Alert #1:  The Hilo Public Library's restrooms, except for those in the Children's Section, are not in service as of Friday, January 11, 2019. No ADA restrooms are available at this time. The estimated time of repair is Wednesday, January 16, 2019.  We apologize for this inconvenience to our Hilo library patrons.

Important Alert #2:  The Kaneohe Public Library will be closed for approximately one month, starting January 2, 2019 for a parking lot improvement project.  The book drop will be closed from 10 a.m. on Monday, December 31, 2018  and remain closed until the library reopens. During the closure, borrowed items may be returned to any public library. Updates on the reopening of the Kaneohe Public Library will be posted on our website. We apologize for this inconvenience to our Kaneohe library users.

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

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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 in 7-12th grade.

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. 

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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.

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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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Dyslexia 101 Series: Part 1

Come join us in this three part film and discussion series.

Part 1: Parents: Trust Your Instincts

Parents and other family members spend the most one-to-one time with their children. Our goal of this presentation is to help parents recognize the signs of dyslexia so that they may seek appropriate help for their children.

The Dyslexia 101 Series is brought to you in collaboration with the Hawai’I Branch of the International Dyslexia Association.

January 29th @ 5:30

Part 2: Learning to Read With Structured Literacy Instruction

Structured Literacy Instruction is important for teaching children with dyslexia to read.  In this presentation we provide an overview of the principles of Structured Literacy including a tutoring demonstration.

February 25th  @ 5:30

Part 3: Life with Dyslexia: A Panel Discussion

In this film we hear from three young adults who share their personal perspective on living with dyslexia.  They candidly talk about their successes and struggles with transitioning from high school to college and the workforce.

March 25th @ 5:30

 

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.

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.

Various tabletop games

Challenge your family members to fun and friendly games!  Learn a new game or rediscover your old favorites.  A selection of games for all age levels will be supplied by the library, or bring your own to share!

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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The Mixed Review

The Mixed Review is a forum, led by Librarian Carolyn Larson, to talk about the meaning and impact of books we have read, to discuss the art and craft of writing, and to share the love of books and reading.  The Mixed Review focuses, not on a single book, but on books with unifying styles, themes or topics.  Join us for a discussion on the last Wednesday of each month at 5:00pm in the Lihue Library Conference Room. A book list is available at the library.

January’s Topic is Fiction: Out of Africa

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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Back by popular demand! Artists, writers and cartoonists are invited to practice their craft, share their work, exchange tips, and learn new techniques to spark creativity,  and stay inspired. Please bring your own sketchbook if you have one. Art supplies provided.

For teens in grades 6th-12th.

 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. 

Explore trending books and celebrate book love! We choose the genre, you choose the book. Then come to the meeting and tell us what you loved and what you didn’t love about the book.

Teen Book Club meets the first Thursday of every month at 3:30 in the library conference room. Check out the book club display in the Teen Turf for monthly book recommendations.

Reading Schedule:

January 3rd-Novels set in Hawaii
February 7th – African Fantasy
March 7th – Books with Unreliable Narrators

For teens in grades 8th-12th

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

 

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  • Kauai – Lihue
  • Kauai
  • February 11, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - March 19, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
  • Art
  • 808-241-3222

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 in grades 6th-12th.

 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