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 at this branch

Do you love doing puzzles?  Mt. View Public Library has a 1000 pieces puzzle on the table in the adult room that needs your expertise!  (Donations of puzzles are welcome!)

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.

Bring your ohana for a hands on, folding, forming, cutting adventure!  Use your creations to tell stories using animation and theatre with Kumu Lee.   It’s  fun for everyone!

Kumu 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.

For kids of all ages!  Ages 4 to 7 are welcome to participate with an adult.

If you need an auxillary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change. For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.

 

Dinner and a show

Roman Coleman, a convict in prison who struggles to escape his past, rediscovers his own humanity in gentling an especially unbreakable mustang, Marcus.

 

 

Dinner is sponsored by The Friends of Mt. View Library to benefit your library. 

(Limited to the first 14 who reserve and pay.)

Reservations Required!

Meal:  $5.00/adult    $2.50/child

Vireya are semi-tropical rhododendron that do not need cold to set buds and repeat bloom throughout the year.  They are unlike the temperate rhododendrons on the mainland that need cold and bloom once a year. Vireya’s main homeland is the Indonesian areas such as Borneo and Java, where they grow along the rainforest and in open fields.

Hawaii has areas where Vireya do very well because of our acidic and porous volcanic soil. Hilo, Puna, Volcano and Waimea are examples of areas vireya thrive.

Sherla Bertelmann and her husband, Richard Marques, began working with vireya around 1996. In 2000 they opened “Pacific Island Nursery”, specializing in Vireya Rhododendron.

Attendees can add their  name to the drawing to win a vireya  to take home!

If you need an auxillary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change. For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.

Mt.  View has a recently unearthed a quilt made by the Mt. View Library Quilting Class in 1979.  It is full of the history and the flora and fauna of Mt. View/Volcano area.  A number of the quilters and/or their families will be present to celebrate the quilt, quilters and their history.  Our community continuities to have many talented quilters and they will have their quilts on display.  Pictures of the quilt and as many of the quilters and/or their families will be taken at 4;30.  Come celebrate with us!

 

If you need an auxillary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change. For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.

Anyone who has been growing orchids for a few years has killed a bunch!  It’s part of the process of figuring out how to grow them.  It can help to have someone tell you what you are doing right and wrong.

Former Hawaii Orchid Society President, Larry Kuekes, will do just that.  Instead of just a list of do’s and don’ts, Larry will talk about how orchids grow in nature and how that helps you understand the right way to grow them.

Larry started growing orchids on his windowsills in Connecticut in 1984, where he grew mostly cool and intermediate growing orchids.  In 2010, he retired and moved to Hilo, where he started a small but diverse collection of mostly warm-growing orchids in a shade house near sea level. Although he grows some hybrids, he is a self-described “species nut”.

Even if you are an experienced grower, you’ll be entertained by the songs and videos in Larry’s multi-media presentation.  Don’t miss it!

 

If you need an auxillary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change. For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.

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 7
Magazines 32
Newspapers 2
WiFi Yes
Friends' book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes