IMPORTANT ALERT! Aloha! The Aina Haina Public Library will be closed until further notice, while we repair damages to the library from the flood. We apologize for the inconvenience. Mahalo for your patience! We send good wishes to all of our neighbors who were affected by the flooding.

 

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

Can I get to outer Space? Where does it begin? What does it smell like? Can I see outer-space? Space, astronomy, and spaceships will ever spark the imagination in every generation. On April 24 at 4:30pm the library -Ology series will host Kevin Cornwell, an amateur astronomer and rocketry enthusiast, who will guide us to discover the answers. Through hands-on activities, rockets, and telescopes we’ll take a personal journey into outer-space. For thousands of years the stars have guided mankind across the deserts, across the seas, and to the moon and back. Retrace their steps with us as we learn of the wonders of Outer Space.
– Launch a Model Rocket into near-space
– Observe surface features (sunspots) on earth’s closest star
– Learn what it’s like to live on other planets
– Hear stories of the stars mingled with American Indian flute music
– Build and learn to use a planisphere to locate space objects
– Discover where Apollo Astronauts practiced moon walking here on 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.

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.

stack of teen books

Something for everyone!

Come and buy from hundreds of books donated to or weeded from Mt. View Library.  We’ve done a major weeding so there are lots of very gently used books.  Adult fiction; children’s picture books, Hawaiiana, adult and children’s non-fiction.

Cookies and Baked goods available, too.

Sponsored and run 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.

Bonsai

Instructor Bill Newton is a well-known bonsai sensei and has more than 30 years of experience.

Call ahead to reserve your place in class. 

More information to come.

 

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.

Zodiac inspired sign for year of the dog

Join Uncle Lee in this puppet making workshop in honor of the year of the dog.  We will be using recycled materials to create our works of art.  Bring a picture of your dog if you would like for inspiration.  Students of all ages are welcome to attend this unique workshop.

 

Uncle Lee is currently an art teacher at Laupahoehoe School and has been teaching students of all ages for over 35 years.  Participants will be able to learn new techniques involving color, beauty and imagination.

 

Ages 4 to 7 are welcome to participate with 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.

 

Bonsai

A Great STEAM Activity!

Kids, come and try out the art of Bonsai with well-known bonsai sensei  Bill  Newton.  Choose your plant, plant it, prune it, wire it and learn how to care for it as it grows.

Must reserve your place ahead of time.

Ages 9 and up!

 

Plant, pot and soil will be provided.

Children 12 and under must be accompanies 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.

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