ALERT:  Hana Public and School Library will be open with modified hours for the following dates:  8/13/18 to 8/14/18 8am-11am, 8/15/18 to 8/16/18 11am-2pm; 8/20/18 8am-11am, 8/21/18 8am-4pm, 8/22/18 to 8/23/18 11am-2pm; 8/27/18 8am-11am.  The library will be closed on 8/17/18 to observe the Statehood Day holiday.  The library will resume normal public service hours on Tuesday, 8/28/18.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Mountain View Public and School Library


18-1235 Volcano Hwy, Mountain View, HI 96771


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

It's story time

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.

Have you been wondering about… How do our volcanoes work? Can they blow up- as in Japan or Mexico? Where is all this lava coming from? Will Mauna Loa erupt too? Why are there so many earthquakes? When will it end?

Come to the library for a casual- get your questions answered – learn something you didn’t know before – life in Zone 3 – What’s next? Spend an evening learning about Hawaii’s volcanoes!

Claudia worked at the University of Hawai`i at Hilo for over 20 years as an educator and field biologist. During that time, she developed an on-going love affair with Hawaii’s amazing volcanoes, the geological history of the island archipelago and what makes these volcanoes so unique. For the past 10 years, she has operated an educational travel company and taught literally thousands of students from all over the world about Hawaii’s natural history.


Come and try out the art of Bonsai with Sensei Bill Newton.  If you’ve never done bonsai before and would like to have a plant to work on, you MUST call the library and reserve a free plant. (808-968-2322) Or bring a plant you are training and ask questions.  Kids who attended the May class, please bring your own plant to learn how to trim and train it.  Or just come and watch and ask questions.

A Great STEAM Activity!

For all ages from age 9 and up.

Kids are welcome!

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.


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.

A young school teacher assigned to a small village, a clumsy scientist, a bushman with a coke bottle dropped from an airplane, and a gang of revolutionaries make for hilarious adventures in the Kalahari.  An award-winning, worldwide hit!


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


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


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