Mountain View Public and School Library

Address

18-1235 Volcano Hwy, Mountain View, HI 96771
808-968-2322

About

Welcome to the Mountain View Public and School Library! Located on the Mountain View Elementary School campus, our library opened on May 16, 1977. We serve students and faculty as well as upper Puna and Volcano area residents. Our library features historical articles, event brochures, projects, and many photos of the surrounding area.

Upcoming Events

Walt Disney Mary Poppins Movie

A musical for our music theme Summer Reading Program!  Come see it again with friends!

 

Popcorn and drinks provided by the Friends of Mt. View 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.

On the 12th, take apart old electronics and small motors to see how they work and what is inside.

On the 19th, make a piece of art from the parts and pieces!

 

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.

Visit the library every Thursday morning for stories, songs, rhymes and fun for children ages 3-5.  A simple make and take craft will follow each 30 minute storytime.

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.

 

Come with family and friends to make a variety musical instruments from recycled materials.  Zamponia, mbira, bull roarers, drums and others! Have fun making a variety of instruments!   (Google the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay.)

 

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.

Okinawan Dancers

The performing arts of Okinawa have evolved over nearly six hundred years of history, beginning in the “Golden Age” of the Ryukyu Kingdom in the 1300s. These arts have survived through the turbulence of wars and across oceans in different cultures as Okinawans emigrated around the world. In Hawaii, Cheryl Yoshie Nakasone, Artistic Director of Jimpu Kai, has created new dances for today’s audiences. Each program will vary slightly and may include classical dances, new choreography; traditional folk dances; original choreography set to contemporary folk music; live performance of music using the sanshin; and or a short demonstration of kumiwudui, the classical dance-drama unique to Okinawa. At the end of the program, the audience can participate in atchame the improvisational dance form that goes with the lively kachashi music heard at every Okinawan party or gathering.

Cheryl Yoshie Nakasone started training and performing in Honolulu at an early age. After graduating from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, she continued her studies in Okinawa under the tutelage of Ryosho Kin, a designated National Living Treasure of Japan. She is the first foreigner to pass all three levels of the “konkuru,” the proficiency dance examinations, and she received her master’s certification from Kin-sensei in 1976. She is Artistic Director of Jimpu Kai USA, Kin Ryosho Ryukyu Geino Kenkyusho, Hawai‘i Shibu

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.

Okinawan dancer Cheryl Nakasone

Celebrate the 2018 Summer Reading Program!

Experience the vibrant culture of Okinawa! Cheryl Yoshie Nakasone and her performing arts group will share traditional and classical folk music and dances of Okinawa. The audience will have an opportunity to participate.

This free 45-minute program is suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i and the 2018 Summer Reading Sponsors. This is a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program with additional funding and support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the University of Hawaii.

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.

 

Illustration of a rock band on a book.

Explore the positive, whole-being impact of some of humanity’s most cherished behaviors with HMSA Health Educator, Steve McCall. Discover calorie-free alternatives to snacking. You’ll be invited to laugh out loud, sing with vigor, and move! Dress comfortably – and bring your smile!

Teens and up. Kindly RSVP.

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 – 7:30 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED – CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 11
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 3
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 8
Magazines 32
Newspapers 2
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes