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

Blind Date with a Book selections

A Blind Date with a Book is a hand wrapped book, carefully curated from a wide range of popular genres that is tagged with intriguing clues about the book inside. Each book is an opportunity to fall in love with a surprise book.

Select a Young Adult or Adult Fiction title from our Blind Date with a Book Display.  Check it out, take it home, and unwrap it. Read it! Fill out a Rate your Date form and return it to the circulation desk to be entered in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon gift card, a $10 Amazon gift card or a Free Library DVD Rental.

Don’t judge a book by its cover and check one out today

All entry forms must be turned in by February 28, 2019.

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

 

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.

Chess Club logo
  • March 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

  • Categories:
  • 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 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. 

stem brown bag photo

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.

Mahalo!

Dyslexia Film Still

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.

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.

Mahalo!

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.
March’s topic is FICTION: Nobelists
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.

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