North Kohala Public Library

Address

54-3645 Akoni Pule Hwy, Kapaau, HI 96755, United States
808-889-6655

About

Welcome to the North Kohala Public Library! Designed by CDS International, our $7.8 million, 6,000 sq.-ft. “green” library opened on Nov. 8, 2010. In Dec. 2011, we became the first HSPLS library and first state building in Hawaii to achieve LEED Gold Certification. Creative and innovative design features including wind and photovoltaic energy systems have helped us save about $1,500 annually on electricity bills.

Upcoming Events

10a.m. Fridays Storytime

The Library would like to invite you to join us for storytime fun. We host storytime every Friday for keiki ages 2-5 and their caregivers. The program includes stories, songs, and crafts. Storytime has many benefits, such as helping brain development by increasing knowledge, vocabulary, imagination, and concentration.

Program is suitable for ages five and under.  Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

The North Kohala Public Library Poetry group meets regularly to write, read, and share a love of poetry.

Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

 

North Kohala historian, Boyd D. Bond will present a talk story session on  “Food and Agriculture in the Islands”.

Starting with the native environment and examining the canoe plants the first Polynesians brought with them, Bond will describe ancient foods and farming practices, and how that changed with western contact, and how it changed again with large scale commercial agriculture, and then changed once more with regular shipping.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is required.

 

 

writer's group

Join the North Kohala Public Library’s writer’s group from 10 a.m. until noon on the third Tuesday of each month to exercise and enhance your writing skills.  For beginning writers or published authors–the timid, the brave–serious or amateur–prolific or blocked.  The group is facilitated by published author, Eila Algood, who asks that you bring pen, paper, and any writing samples you may want to share.

Program Schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Afterschool Activities Club Tuesdays 2:30p.m.

North Kohala Public Library invites you to join the after-school activities club on selected Wednesdays for ages 6 and up. We will enjoy a variety of fun activities, meet new friends, and learn new things. Possible activities include Lego building, Wii gaming, drama, crafting, movies, breakout games, book talks, and sports. Please call for more information.

Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter of if special accommodations are needed.

Enhance your Hawaiian Language skills

Na Imi Ike is an Olelo Hawaii study group open to all ages and skill levels. Their goal is to create of group of motivated learners in North Kohala who will support each other towards fluency in the Hawaiian Language. Programs are held weekly. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter of is special accommodations are needed.

Holiday Luminaries

North Kohala Public Library is hosting a special holiday craft and game night just for teens, ages 13-19. Join us on Monday December 11th, at 6p.m. to make photo luminaries and Christmas ornaments. Photos will be printed on vellum at the library, so please bring your photos, or have them saved on a USB flash drive. If you’re unable to bring a photo there will also be an option to make a Christmas luminary. There will also be some fun holiday games to play. Light refreshments and hot cocoa will be served.

Program Schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Female reading The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up book

North Kohala Public Library’s book group meets at 11 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.  The December book selection is “The Life Changing magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo.

Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Arthur Christmas movie poster

Get in the spirit of the holiday season during our annual Family Fun Night. The evening will begin with Children’s librarian, Leilani Silver telling a story. A holiday craft will be offered for families to make and take home. The animated movie “Arthur Christmas” (PG) will be shown accompanied by light refreshments, popcorn, and hot cocoa. This program is suitable for ages 5 and older. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Program Schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

North Kohala Public Library’s book group meets at 11 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.  The January book selection is “Breakfast with Buddha” by Roland Merullo.

Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Hours

Date Time
Monday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED – CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 18
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 1
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 11
Magazines 31
Newspapers 3
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes