North Kohala Public Library

Address

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

photo of beads and jewelry making tools

Attend a special jewelry making class for adults! Jewelry artist, Sid Nakamoto, will lead participants in the making of a simple and beautiful wire wrapped piece. All materials provided.

Space is limited. Please call 808-889-6655 or stop by to register.

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. All programs are subject to change.

Storytime

Join us every Wednesday at 10:00am for a fun-filled storytime! We’ll sing songs, read a few simple stories, then make a craft or do an activity. Great fun for 2 – 5 year-olds and their parents or caregivers. 

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. All programs are subject to change.

Tabletop Games

Get together with family and friends and play some classic board games! All materials will be provided.

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. All programs are subject to change.

Storytime

Join us every Wednesday at 10:00am for a fun-filled storytime! We’ll sing songs, read a few simple stories, then make a craft or do an activity. Great fun for 2 – 5 year-olds and their parents or caregivers. 

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. All programs are subject to change.

Lego

Come build with Legos at North Kohala Library! Participants can free build whatever they can imagine or collaborate together to build a larger, themed project that the group will vote on at the beginning of the event! LEGO club will meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 2:00p – 3:00p.

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. All programs are subject to change.

Chess pieces picture

Strategy! Mental exercise! Chess Club! Join us and learn to play or brush up on your skills. Both beginners and veteran players are welcome to challenge others in this classic game of strategy. Chess club meets on the first Monday evening of each month or the following Monday, in the event of a holiday. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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. All programs are subject to change.

"POETRY" design with the tree as the t

Are you writing a poem that’s got you stuck or have you got one you would love to share with an audience? Get feedback and encouragement from other poets in a friendly and welcoming space at the Poetry Workshop! This program is intended for teens and adults.

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. All programs are subject to change.

 

Horse by Geraldine Brooks

Join the discussion of Horse by Geraldine Brooks.

Excerpt from Goodreads.com: A discarded painting in a junk pile, a skeleton in an attic, and the greatest racehorse in American history: from these strands, a Pulitzer Prize winner braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American history.

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. All programs are subject to change.

Storytime

Join us every Wednesday at 10:00am for a fun-filled storytime! We’ll sing songs, read a few simple stories, then make a craft or do an activity. Great fun for 2 – 5 year-olds and their parents or caregivers. 

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. All programs are subject to change.

Tabletop Games

Get together with family and friends and play some classic board games! All materials will be provided.

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. All programs are subject to change.

Hours

Date Time
Monday 12:00PM-4:00PM & 5:00PM-7:00PM -
Tuesday 9:00AM-12:00PM & 1:00PM-4:00PM -
Wednesday 9:00AM-12:00PM & 1:00PM-4:00PM -
Thursday 9:00AM-12:00PM & 1:00PM-4:00PM -
Friday 12:00 PM - 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 No
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes

In State observance of the Memorial Day holiday, all public libraries will be closed from May 25 to 27, 2024.