Makawao Public Library

Address

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

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

SNAP Application Assistance

Front of Makawao Library Every Friday 1-3:30 PM, except holidays

Get direct help with program questions, application submission, renewal assistance, application follow-up, Kokua Card assistance, document guidance for the SNAP program.

SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program which helps families struggling in today’s economy to afford healthy food from local markets & grocery stores. SNAP benefits can even be used to purchase food bearing seeds and plants.

*If it is a burden to come to the library, you can contact 808- 348- 4718 to arrange for a home consultation. 

For more information – www.projectvisionhawaii.org

Benefit, Employment & Support Services | SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) (hawaii.gov)

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.

Jacaranda Tree Purple Flowers

First Wednesday of the Month,  Makawao Library –  5:30 PM

In the winter months when it is dark, this program will be held indoors in the Hawaiiana/computer area.

Program is intended for grown-up storytellers, this is not a keiki storytime. 

[March 6th, April 3rd, May 1st, June 5th …]

Program led by Maui Author and Artist Jim Lynch.

Come share stories with us under the jacaranda tree at Makawao Library (in the backyard, where it is quieter). Stories can be written by you or your favorite author. Oral storytelling is telling a story through voice and gestures. The tradition of oral storytelling is ancient and crosses cultures. The oral tradition can take many forms: epic poems, chants, rhymes, songs, and more – and can encompass personal experience, myths, legends, fables, religion, prayers, proverbs, and instructions.

This Free program is intended for adults or older children accompanied by an adult. Held outdoors as the weather allows.

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.

SNAP Application Assistance

Front of Makawao Library Every Friday 1-3:30 PM, except holidays

Get direct help with program questions, application submission, renewal assistance, application follow-up, Kokua Card assistance, document guidance for the SNAP program.

SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program which helps families struggling in today’s economy to afford healthy food from local markets & grocery stores. SNAP benefits can even be used to purchase food bearing seeds and plants.

*If it is a burden to come to the library, you can contact 808- 348- 4718 to arrange for a home consultation. 

For more information – www.projectvisionhawaii.org

Benefit, Employment & Support Services | SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) (hawaii.gov)

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.

SNAP Application Assistance

Front of Makawao Library Every Friday 1-3:30 PM, except holidays

Get direct help with program questions, application submission, renewal assistance, application follow-up, Kokua Card assistance, document guidance for the SNAP program.

SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program which helps families struggling in today’s economy to afford healthy food from local markets & grocery stores. SNAP benefits can even be used to purchase food bearing seeds and plants.

*If it is a burden to come to the library, you can contact 808- 348- 4718 to arrange for a home consultation. 

For more information – www.projectvisionhawaii.org

Benefit, Employment & Support Services | SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) (hawaii.gov)

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.

SNAP Application Assistance

Front of Makawao Library Every Friday 1-3:30 PM, except holidays

Get direct help with program questions, application submission, renewal assistance, application follow-up, Kokua Card assistance, document guidance for the SNAP program.

SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program which helps families struggling in today’s economy to afford healthy food from local markets & grocery stores. SNAP benefits can even be used to purchase food bearing seeds and plants.

*If it is a burden to come to the library, you can contact 808- 348- 4718 to arrange for a home consultation. 

For more information – www.projectvisionhawaii.org

Benefit, Employment & Support Services | SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) (hawaii.gov)

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.

Jacaranda Tree Purple Flowers

First Wednesday of the Month,  Makawao Library –  5:30 PM

In the winter months when it is dark, this program will be held indoors in the Hawaiiana/computer area.

Program is intended for grown-up storytellers, this is not a keiki storytime. 

[April 3rd, May 1st, June 5th, July 3rd …]

Program led by Maui Author and Artist Jim Lynch.

Come share stories with us under the jacaranda tree at Makawao Library (in the backyard, where it is quieter). Stories can be written by you or your favorite author. Oral storytelling is telling a story through voice and gestures. The tradition of oral storytelling is ancient and crosses cultures. The oral tradition can take many forms: epic poems, chants, rhymes, songs, and more – and can encompass personal experience, myths, legends, fables, religion, prayers, proverbs, and instructions.

This Free program is intended for adults or older children accompanied by an adult. Held outdoors as the weather allows.

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.

SNAP Application Assistance

Front of Makawao Library Every Friday 1-3:30 PM, except holidays

Get direct help with program questions, application submission, renewal assistance, application follow-up, Kokua Card assistance, document guidance for the SNAP program.

SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program which helps families struggling in today’s economy to afford healthy food from local markets & grocery stores. SNAP benefits can even be used to purchase food bearing seeds and plants.

*If it is a burden to come to the library, you can contact 808- 348- 4718 to arrange for a home consultation. 

For more information – www.projectvisionhawaii.org

Benefit, Employment & Support Services | SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) (hawaii.gov)

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.

Jacaranda Tree Purple Flowers

First Wednesday of the Month,  Makawao Library –  5:30 PM

In the winter months when it is dark, this program will be held indoors in the Hawaiiana/computer area.

Program is intended for grown-up storytellers, this is not a keiki storytime. 

[May 1st, June 5th, July 3rd …]

Program led by Maui Author and Artist Jim Lynch.

Come share stories with us under the jacaranda tree at Makawao Library (in the backyard, where it is quieter). Stories can be written by you or your favorite author. Oral storytelling is telling a story through voice and gestures. The tradition of oral storytelling is ancient and crosses cultures. The oral tradition can take many forms: epic poems, chants, rhymes, songs, and more – and can encompass personal experience, myths, legends, fables, religion, prayers, proverbs, and instructions.

This Free program is intended for adults or older children accompanied by an adult. Held outdoors as the weather allows.

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.

Hours

Date Time
Monday CLOSED - CLOSED
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 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

All public libraries will be closed for the upcoming state holidays:
Tuesday, March 26, for Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day and Friday, March 29, for Good Friday.