Naalehu Public Library

Address

95-5669 Mamalahoa Hwy, Naalehu, HI 96772, United States
808-939-2442
Naalehu Public Library

About

Welcome to the Naalehu Public Library! One of the smallest libraries in HSPLS, our 775- sq. ft. “portable” library building opened in its present location on Feb. 24, 1994. Following a two year expansion project, the newly-renovated 1,676-sq. ft. library reopened on November 15, 2021. The Library expansion project was a partnership between the Hawaii State Public Library System, the Friends of the Library of Hawaii, and the United States Department of Agriculture that provided grant funding to expand the building.

Naalehu is considered the “southernmost community in the USA” which would make our library the “southernmost library in the USA.” Our library serves patrons from Naalehu through Ocean View.


Ohana Readers and Imagination Library logosThe Naalehu 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 a specific Hawaii Island 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

Storyteller Joe Miller

Celebrate Summer Reading! Our summer theme is E Heluhelu Kākou; Moʻolelo, and Hawaii’s public libraries will be celebrating the rich and varied stories that shape our communities.


Join storyteller Joe Miller for a storytelling bouquet of myths and stories to pique our imaginations. Experience the following:

  • Maui and Mahuika Goddess of Fire
  • Steadfast Tin Soldier: A Love Story
  • The Red Hand, Rolling Head, and Other Ghouls
    from a
    Palama Boyhood
  • Raven Steals the Light
  • Erysichthon and the Sacred Oak of Demeter

Joe Miller has been telling stories inside and outside of the classrooms for twenty years. He has performed as a mime, actor and juggler in schools and festivals throughout Hawai‘i.


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


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. Program schedule is subject to change.

Wonka Movie Poster

Join us for our weekly movie matinee for kids of all ages! We show a different movie every Tuesday afternoon, complete with free popcorn. All are welcome, though we recommend parents take note of the movie’s rating.

Our upcoming movie is: Wonka

This fantasy musical film follows the story of Willy Wonka, the famous but eccentric chocolatier based on the character from Roald Dahl’s novel.

Rated PG

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. Program schedule is subject to change.

Fish reading

Join us for a storytime all about fish!

We’ll read stories about fish, sing songs about fish, and make an undersea-themed craft to take home.

Suitable for toddlers and preschoolers. Children under five years old must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, and 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. For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.

Book Club

Join us for our Silent Book Club! It will be held the last Friday of every month from 3-4pm under the Library’s monkeypod tree, weather permitting.

Participating in the Silent Book Club is simple! Choose any book, bring it with you to the library, and read in companionable silence with other club members. 🙂 No sign-up is necessary, and refreshments will be available while supplies last.

If you are able, please bring a beach chair or blanket so that you can read in comfort. 🙂

This program is suitable for all ages, though young children under 5 must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

3-3:15pm – People arrive, enjoy refreshments, share what they’re reading
3:15-3:45pm – Quiet reading
3:45-4:00pm – Optional socializing, or just keep reading 

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. Program schedule is subject to change.

selection of different colors of watercolor paint.

Sign-up to participate in our third seasonal Paint and Sip here at the Naalehu Library!

We’ll provide a paint-by-number canvas, acrylic paints, brushes, and delicious beverages to sip while you paint (non-alcoholic, of course!).

We are limiting participation to ten (10) participants, so please see or call a library staff member to sign-up soon. 🙂

Suitable for ages 8 and up.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Ka`u Libraries.

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. Program schedule is subject to change.

Book Club

Join us for our Silent Book Club! It will be held the last Friday of every month from 3-4pm under the Library’s monkeypod tree, weather permitting.

Participating in the Silent Book Club is simple! Choose any book, bring it with you to the library, and read in companionable silence with other club members. 🙂 No sign-up is necessary, and refreshments will be available while supplies last.

If you are able, please bring a beach chair or blanket so that you can read in comfort. 🙂

This program is suitable for all ages, though young children under 5 must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

3-3:15pm – People arrive, enjoy refreshments, share what they’re reading
3:15-3:45pm – Quiet reading
3:45-4:00pm – Optional socializing, or just keep reading 

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. Program schedule is subject to change.

Book Club

Join us for our Silent Book Club! It will be held the last Friday of every month from 3-4pm under the Library’s monkeypod tree, weather permitting.

Participating in the Silent Book Club is simple! Choose any book, bring it with you to the library, and read in companionable silence with other club members. 🙂 No sign-up is necessary, and refreshments will be available while supplies last.

If you are able, please bring a beach chair or blanket so that you can read in comfort. 🙂

This program is suitable for all ages, though young children under 5 must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

3-3:15pm – People arrive, enjoy refreshments, share what they’re reading
3:15-3:45pm – Quiet reading
3:45-4:00pm – Optional socializing, or just keep reading 

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. Program schedule is subject to change.

Book Club

Join us for our Silent Book Club! It will be held the last Friday of every month from 3-4pm under the Library’s monkeypod tree, weather permitting.

Participating in the Silent Book Club is simple! Choose any book, bring it with you to the library, and read in companionable silence with other club members. 🙂 No sign-up is necessary, and refreshments will be available while supplies last.

If you are able, please bring a beach chair or blanket so that you can read in comfort. 🙂

This program is suitable for all ages, though young children under 5 must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

3-3:15pm – People arrive, enjoy refreshments, share what they’re reading
3:15-3:45pm – Quiet reading
3:45-4:00pm – Optional socializing, or just keep reading 

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. Program schedule is subject to change.

Book Club

Join us for our Silent Book Club! It will be held the last Friday of every month from 3-4pm under the Library’s monkeypod tree, weather permitting.

Participating in the Silent Book Club is simple! Choose any book, bring it with you to the library, and read in companionable silence with other club members. 🙂 No sign-up is necessary, and refreshments will be available while supplies last.

If you are able, please bring a beach chair or blanket so that you can read in comfort. 🙂

This program is suitable for all ages, though young children under 5 must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

3-3:15pm – People arrive, enjoy refreshments, share what they’re reading
3:15-3:45pm – Quiet reading
3:45-4:00pm – Optional socializing, or just keep reading 

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. Program schedule is subject to change.

Hours

Date Time
Monday 9:00AM-12:00PM & 1:00PM-4:00PM -
Tuesday 10:00AM-12:00PM & 1:00PM-6:00PM -
Wednesday 9:00AM-12:00PM & 1:00PM-4:00PM -
Thursday 10:00AM-12:00PM & 1:00PM-6:00PM -
Friday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED - CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED - CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 16
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 1
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 5
Magazines 2
Newspapers 2
WiFi Yes
Friends' book store Yes
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes

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

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, all public libraries will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2024.