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 at this branch

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The Hawaii Writers Guild is proud to present talented local writers reading their works and answering questions from the audience at North Kohala Public Library on March 25. The doors will open at 6 pm. Attendees are urged to arrive early.

“There’s tremendous talent in our community, which I have experienced in the two North Kohala writer’s groups I facilitate; one at the library and one at my home,” Says Eila Algood, Hawi-based poet and MC of the event.  “With the creation of the Hawaii Writer’s Guild, I’m meeting many more skilled writers.  We’ll hear poetry, short stories, and excerpts from novels from published and unpublished authors.  It’ll be a fun and interesting evening.”

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.

LEGO LEAHI
  • March 27, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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North Kohala Public Library invites you to join the after-school activities club on selected Wednesdays for ages 6 and up. Come for a fun afternoon of building and creating with Lego® blocks! Please call for more information.

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.

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.

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.

Chess Club
  • April 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Join the Chess Club at the North Kohala Public Library and test your skills against players of all ages. Whether you are an experienced player or a beginner, you will be able to enjoy this classic game in the company of friendly people. Young children must be accompanied  by a parent or a 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.

Scrabble tiles on a rack spelling out Mediation
  • April 2, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every Tuesday afternoon, come to the library and enjoy a game of Scrabble® with friendly people. This activity is open to all!

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.

Book Sale Image - Older Books

During National Library Week, the Friends of North Kohala Public Library will hold their annual used book, DVD, and CD sale. From April 8 to April 12, visit the library during opening hours and show your appreciation by taking advantage of this annual event!

All books will be sold for one dollar or less. Buyers also have the option of filling a reusable grocery bag with books for five dollars. Please bring your own bags. Books will be added as books are sold; every day there will be something new. Put us on your errand list for the whole week! True bargain hunters will want to be on hand Friday, April 12, when the remaining books will be given to good homes for free.

Volunteers are needed to help with setting up the sale, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 8, as well as to assist during two-hour (or longer) shifts throughout the five days of the sale.

The proceeds from the annual sale provide funding for North Kohala Public Library’s programs and collections.

Call the library at 889-6655 for additional information or to sign on as a volunteer.

Boyd Bond Portrait

Join us at the North Kohala Public Library on April 08 at 6:30 pm for the final installment of a three-part series on Hawaiian history. Boyd Bond will talk about the word Kapu and the Kapu System.

Although we still see it in use on pasture gates, the word ‘Kapu’ does not literally mean “No Trespassing,” although that admonishment is certainly implied! The word has many meanings and implications, both ancient and modern.  On Monday night we will explore the various meanings of the word, from the Kapu System of old Hawaiʻi to applications of kapu in modern times. Please join us!

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.

Teens making jewelry

Attend a special jewelry making class for adults. Jewelry artist Sid Nakamoto will demonstrate a simple and beautiful jewelry design. Materials will be provided for participants to create their own jewelry piece.

To register for this activity, please call the library at 889-6655.

Please note that there will be an afternoon session at 2:00 pm as well as an evening session at 6:00 pm.

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.

Teens making jewelry

Attend a special jewelry making class for adults. Jewelry artist Sid Nakamoto will demonstrate a simple and beautiful jewelry design. Materials will be provided for participants to create their own jewelry piece.

To register for this activity, please call the library at 889-6655.

Please note that there will be an afternoon session at 2:00 pm as well as an evening session at 6:00 pm.

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.

Guitar 4 Strings

North Kohala Public Library welcomes Kohala’s very own, John Keawe, for a special concert on April 18 at 3:00 pm. The Grammy and multiple Na Hoku Hanohano award winning slack-key (Kiho`alu) guitarist, composer and recording artist will play music that is infused with the spirit of Aloha and is reflective of many elements personal to him. John has recorded several albums, bringing Hawaiian slack-key into the homes of people from around the world.

This free program is suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

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

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 - 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