Makawao Public Library

Address

1159 Makawao Ave, Makawao, HI 96768, United States
808-573-8785

About

Welcome to the Makawao Public Library! Designed by architect Edwin Murayama, the library opened on Feb. 22, 1969. Our library provides services to the Makawao community as well as the Upcountry area of Haliimaile, Pukalani, Haiku and Kula. In 2014, our library celebrated 45 years of service!

Upcoming Events

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The Maui Live Poets Society invites you to join them for poetry appreciation and open poetry reading every third Wednesday of each month. Recommended for ages 18 and over.

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.

 

goose holding storyboook

Bring your keiki to enjoy stories, songs, and crafts — just right for ages 5 and under!

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.

Assistance Dog with Book

PAWS for Reading on the last Thursday of every month at Makawao Library!

Children in grades 1-5 can read to registered therapy dogs and/or dogs in training from Assistance Dogs of Hawaii. This is a unique approach to make reading fun for children, with the ultimate goal of improving literacy skills and building self-confidence. Parents must pre-register for 15-minute time slots, and a parent/caregiver must be present during the session.

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.

 

 

Three bearded men laughing with a background of areca palms

Join musician and early-education specialist, Uncle Wayne Watkins and his Howling Dog Band for a rip-roaring, rollicking, really good time.  Get ready to sing, dance, laugh, move and groove to songs just right for toddlers and preschoolers and their accompanying grown-ups.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.  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

All ages and levels welcome for relaxed chess play.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library (10 days for Oahu; 15 days for neighbor islands) in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

 

 

Book Club

Join us for our monthly book discussion!

This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves.

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.

 

Music from the Celtic lands

Join us for a free concert! Peter Della Croce (guitar, ukulele, bass), Dubhan “Bud” Clark (bodhan, whistle), and Kristin Sherwood (fiddle) will play a variety of jigs and reels from the Celtic lands of Ireland, Scotland, and Cape Breton, as well as some traditional tunes with a Hawaiian twist.

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.

 

 

Assistance Dog with Book

PAWS for Reading on the last Thursday of every month at Makawao Library!

Children in grades 1-5 can read to registered therapy dogs and/or dogs in training from Assistance Dogs of Hawaii. This is a unique approach to make reading fun for children, with the ultimate goal of improving literacy skills and building self-confidence. Parents must pre-register for 15-minute time slots, and a parent/caregiver must be present during the session.

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

All ages and levels welcome for relaxed chess play.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library (10 days for Oahu; 15 days for neighbor islands) in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

 

 

Book Club

Join us for our monthly book discussion!

Like so many of us, Lucinda Fleeson wanted to escape what had become a routine life. So, she quit her big-city job, sold her suburban house, and moved halfway across the world to the Hawaiian island of Kauai to work at the National Tropical Botanical Garden. Imagine a one-hundred-acre garden estate nestled amid ocean cliffs, rain forests, and secluded coves. Exotic and beautiful, yes, but as Fleeson awakens to this sensual world, exploring the island’s food, beaches, and history, she encounters an endangered paradise- the Hawaii we don’t see in the tourist brochures.

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.

Assistance Dog with Book

PAWS for Reading on the last Thursday of every month at Makawao Library!

Children in grades 1-5 can read to registered therapy dogs and/or dogs in training from Assistance Dogs of Hawaii. This is a unique approach to make reading fun for children, with the ultimate goal of improving literacy skills and building self-confidence. Parents must pre-register for 15-minute time slots, and a parent/caregiver must be present during the session.

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.

 

 

Book Club

Join us for our monthly book discussion!

While researching the book, Vaillant learned that the oral tradition surrounding The Golden Spruce is considered the property of various clans throughout the Pacific Northwest and requires permission to retell. Speaking about the challenge of writing a book where principal characters are absent or dead, Vaillant said, “Virtually everyone leaves a trail behind them in the form of tracks, objects, relationships, official documents, and the memories of others.”

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

All ages and levels welcome for relaxed chess play.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library (10 days for Oahu; 15 days for neighbor islands) in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

 

 

Assistance Dog with Book

PAWS for Reading on the last Thursday of every month at Makawao Library!

Children in grades 1-5 can read to registered therapy dogs and/or dogs in training from Assistance Dogs of Hawaii. This is a unique approach to make reading fun for children, with the ultimate goal of improving literacy skills and building self-confidence. Parents must pre-register for 15-minute time slots, and a parent/caregiver must be present during the session.

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

All ages and levels welcome for relaxed chess play.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library (10 days for Oahu; 15 days for neighbor islands) in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

 

 

Assistance Dog with Book

PAWS for Reading on the last Thursday of every month at Makawao Library!

Children in grades 1-5 can read to registered therapy dogs and/or dogs in training from Assistance Dogs of Hawaii. This is a unique approach to make reading fun for children, with the ultimate goal of improving literacy skills and building self-confidence. Parents must pre-register for 15-minute time slots, and a parent/caregiver must be present during the session.

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

All ages and levels welcome for relaxed chess play.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library (10 days for Oahu; 15 days for neighbor islands) in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

 

 

Assistance Dog with Book

PAWS for Reading on the last Thursday of every month at Makawao Library!

Children in grades 1-5 can read to registered therapy dogs and/or dogs in training from Assistance Dogs of Hawaii. This is a unique approach to make reading fun for children, with the ultimate goal of improving literacy skills and building self-confidence. Parents must pre-register for 15-minute time slots, and a parent/caregiver must be present during the session.

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

All ages and levels welcome for relaxed chess play.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library (10 days for Oahu; 15 days for neighbor islands) in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

 

 

Hours

Date Time
Monday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday CLOSED – CLOSED
Saturday 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 22
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 1
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 10
Magazines 86
Newspapers 3
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes