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 at this branch

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.

 

 

music program

The fabulous Hula Honeys will be presenting a concert featuring their swinging sweet sound of vintage Hapa Haole songs with a jazz slant. This free one-hour concert us sponsored by the Maui Friends of the Library and is suitable for all ages.

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.

2019 Free Comic Book Day logo

This library branch will be participating in Free Comic Book Day on May 4th.

Just show your valid HSPLS library card and receive a free comic book of your choice, while supplies last. Some title selections include:

Lumberjanes: The Shape of Friendship
Pokémon: I Choose You! & Pokémon Adventures
Star Wars Adventures: Druid Hunters
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Casualty of War
Disney Descendants: Dizzy’s New Fortune Chapter 1 Preview (Tokyopop)

Comic book selection may vary at participating branches. This is the 18th anniversary of HSPLS’ participation in this annual all-ages event.

Free Comic Book Day is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i, Gecko Books & Comics, and Collector Maniacs.

Family Musicians, the Springmans

Get ready for Fresh Family Fun with The Springmans! This award-winning, ukulele-strumming musical group is made up of proud dad, Perry Springman, and his four talented kids: Emma, 14, Ryan,12, Sarah, 9, and Jacob, 8. Since the 2016 launch of their first children’s album, Happy Beach, The Springmans have been bringing joy to audiences of all ages across North America. Packed with upbeat, original songs like “Chimichanga,” “Unh Uh No Way,” “Bouncy Bouncy” and “The 3 Minute Clean-up,” Happy Beach received a National Parenting Products Award and a Canadian Covenant Award for “Best Children’s Album of the Year” and was recommended by the Parents’ Choice Foundation as “a likeable collection celebrating kindness, appreciation, family and gratitude.”  Come join The Springmans on a “happy beach without end”!

Sponsored by Maui Friends of the Library.

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.

 

 

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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.

 

annuities

Having sources of predictable income during retirement is critical to a person’s long-term financial well-being. This fun & educational presentation outlines various types of annuities. Discussion will  include for whom an annuity may be right, how it works, the pros and cons, and most common misconceptions. Presenter Lis Arcienega is an insurance advisor and financial strategist with Fraser Financial Group.

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.

 

 

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