Molokai Public Library

Address

15 Ala Malama Ave, Kaunakakai, HI 96748, United States (Mailing Address: P.O. Box 395, Kaunakakai, HI 96748)
808-553-1765
Photo of Molokai branch building

About

Welcome to the Molokai Public Library! Designed by architect Harry K. Stewart, our library opened on May 21, 1937. It is a 3,627 sq. ft. library located in central Kaunakakai and serves as a hub for many community activities.


Ohana Readers and Imagination Library logosThe Molokai Public Library participates in ʻOhana Readers, a literacy program that focuses on reading with family as an affiliate program of Dolly Partonʻs Imagination Library. The program offers high-quality, age-appropriate Imagination Library books each month to children who are under the age of five.

Dolly Partonʻs Imagination Library program is a ZIP code based mailing program. Families must live in these specific Molokai ZIP codes to participate. 

To register, click your ZIP code to download the registration form or visit the branch. You may return the form by mail or drop it off at the branch. The participating library will also offer programs that complement the books the children receive, and will provide other activities to promote literacy and reading.

For more information, visit the ‘Ohana Readers website.


Upcoming events at this branch

Assorted books from Dolly Partonʻs Imagination Library

Join the Molokai Public Library and ʻOhana Readers, an affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, to read a different story each month and complete a new activity each week. Receive a free book bag the first time you attend and collect a button for every story!

January: The Little Engine That Could, by Watty Piper
February: Max and the Tag-Along Moon, by Floyd Cooper
March: Police Officers on Patrol, by Kersten Hamilton
April: K is for Kindness, by Rina Horiuchi
May: Milo’s Hat Trick, by Jon Agee
June: I’m not Scared, YOU’RE Scared!, by Seth Myers

Register Maui County keiki from birth to 5 for the ʻOhana Readers program to receive free books in
the mail each month.

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. All programs are subject to change. See a schedule of upcoming events at librarieshawaii.org/events.

Assorted books from Dolly Partonʻs Imagination Library

Join the Molokai Public Library and ʻOhana Readers, an affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, to read a different story each month and complete a new activity each week. Receive a free book bag the first time you attend and collect a button for every story!

January: The Little Engine That Could, by Watty Piper
February: Max and the Tag-Along Moon, by Floyd Cooper
March: Police Officers on Patrol, by Kersten Hamilton
April: K is for Kindness, by Rina Horiuchi
May: Milo’s Hat Trick, by Jon Agee
June: I’m not Scared, YOU’RE Scared!, by Seth Myers

Register Maui County keiki from birth to 5 for the ʻOhana Readers program to receive free books in
the mail each month.

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. All programs are subject to change. See a schedule of upcoming events at librarieshawaii.org/events.

Assorted books from Dolly Partonʻs Imagination Library

Join the Molokai Public Library and ʻOhana Readers, an affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, to read a different story each month and complete a new activity each week. Receive a free book bag the first time you attend and collect a button for every story!

January: The Little Engine That Could, by Watty Piper
February: Max and the Tag-Along Moon, by Floyd Cooper
March: Police Officers on Patrol, by Kersten Hamilton
April: K is for Kindness, by Rina Horiuchi
May: Milo’s Hat Trick, by Jon Agee
June: I’m not Scared, YOU’RE Scared!, by Seth Myers

Register Maui County keiki from birth to 5 for the ʻOhana Readers program to receive free books in
the mail each month.

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. All programs are subject to change. See a schedule of upcoming events at librarieshawaii.org/events.

Assorted books from Dolly Partonʻs Imagination Library

Join the Molokai Public Library and ʻOhana Readers, an affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, to read a different story each month and complete a new activity each week. Receive a free book bag the first time you attend and collect a button for every story!

January: The Little Engine That Could, by Watty Piper
February: Max and the Tag-Along Moon, by Floyd Cooper
March: Police Officers on Patrol, by Kersten Hamilton
April: K is for Kindness, by Rina Horiuchi
May: Milo’s Hat Trick, by Jon Agee
June: I’m not Scared, YOU’RE Scared!, by Seth Myers

Register Maui County keiki from birth to 5 for the ʻOhana Readers program to receive free books in
the mail each month.

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. All programs are subject to change. See a schedule of upcoming events at librarieshawaii.org/events.

Book Club

In person or via Zoom! Join us in reading and discussing the following titles on the third Wednesday of each month:

January 17:  Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

February 21:  Rabbit Hutch by Tess Gunty

March 20:  Tom Lake by Ann Patchett

April 17: Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

May 15: Featuring local author Arabella Ark

June 19: The Friend by Sigrid Nunez

July 17: The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne

August 21: Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli

September 18: The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese

October 16: Hula by Jasmin ʻIolani Hakes

November 20: Finding Me by Viola Davis

December 18: The Housemaid by Freida McFadden

New members are welcome to attend! Call for more information and/or Zoom link.

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. All programs are subject to change. See a schedule of upcoming events at librarieshawaii.org/events.

Assorted books from Dolly Partonʻs Imagination Library

Join the Molokai Public Library and ʻOhana Readers, an affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, to read a different story each month and complete a new activity each week. Receive a free book bag the first time you attend and collect a button for every story!

January: The Little Engine That Could, by Watty Piper
February: Max and the Tag-Along Moon, by Floyd Cooper
March: Police Officers on Patrol, by Kersten Hamilton
April: K is for Kindness, by Rina Horiuchi
May: Milo’s Hat Trick, by Jon Agee
June: I’m not Scared, YOU’RE Scared!, by Seth Myers

Register Maui County keiki from birth to 5 for the ʻOhana Readers program to receive free books in
the mail each month.

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. All programs are subject to change. See a schedule of upcoming events at librarieshawaii.org/events.

Hours

Date Time
Monday 9:00AM-12:00PM & 1:00PM-4:00PM -
Tuesday 9:00AM-12:00PM & 1:00PM-4:00PM -
Wednesday 12:00PM-4:00PM & 5:00PM-7:00PM -
Thursday 9:00AM-12:00PM & 1:00PM-4:00PM -
Friday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED - CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED - CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 2
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 1
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 7
Magazines 50
Newspapers 5
WiFi Yes
Friends' book store No
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes

In State observance of the King Kamehameha I Day holiday, all public libraries will be closed on Tuesday, June 11, 2024.

In State observance of the Memorial Day holiday, all public libraries will be closed May 25 to 27, 2024.