North Kohala Public Library

Temporary Hours | Effective February 28, 2022

SundayClosed
Monday12:00pm-4:00pm
5:00pm-7:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am-12:00pm
1:00pm-4:00pm
Wednesday9:00am-12:00pm
1:00pm-4:00pm
Thursday9:00am-12:00pm
1:00pm-4:00pm
Friday12:00pm-4:00pm
SaturdayClosed

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

Chess Club

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 outside, on the library lanai, 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.

We have taken enhanced health and safety measures for you, our patrons, and our staff. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting and/or participating in library programming. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting and/or participating in library programming, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Please help keep each other healthy.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change.

Storytime

Join us on the library lawn for a fun-filled storytime! Together 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! Storytime happens on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 10:00am.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting and/or participating in library programming, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Please help keep each other healthy.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. 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.
*Please note, due to the cleaning requirements after the Legos are used, we will be unable to save projects between events.*

We have taken enhanced health and safety measures for you, our patrons, and our staff. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting and/or participating in library programming. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting and/or participating in library programming, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Please help keep each other healthy.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change.

Pumpkins made from old books

Join us for a free craft! All materials will be provided for you to create your own pumpkin out of old books.

Suitable for ages 13 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Limited seating on a first come, first served basis.

We have taken enhanced health and safety measures for you, our patrons, and our staff. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting and/or participating in library programming. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting and/or participating in library programming, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Please help keep each other healthy.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change.

 

 

Before the Coffee Gets Cold book cover

Join the discussion of Before the Coffee Gets Cold!

You can travel back in time, but there are rules. 1) You can only meet people who have visited the café. 2) You can only travel once. 3) You can’t leave your seat. 4) Finish your coffee before it gets cold. If it were you, could you say what you needed to before the coffee gets cold?

The North Kohala Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 11:00am to discuss a title chosen by the club’s members. For more information, contact North Kohala Library at 808-889-6655. Recommended for ages 18 and older.

We have taken enhanced health and safety measures for you, our patrons, and our staff. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting and/or participating in library programming. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting and/or participating in library programming, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Please help keep each other healthy.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change.

Storytime

Join us on the library lawn for a fun-filled storytime! Together 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! Storytime happens on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 10:00am.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting and/or participating in library programming, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Please help keep each other healthy.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change.

Storytime

Join us on the library lawn for a fun-filled storytime! Together 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! Storytime happens on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 10:00am.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting and/or participating in library programming, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Please help keep each other healthy.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. 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.
*Please note, due to the cleaning requirements after the Legos are used, we will be unable to save projects between events.*

We have taken enhanced health and safety measures for you, our patrons, and our staff. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting and/or participating in library programming. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting and/or participating in library programming, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Please help keep each other healthy.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change.

Storytime

Join us on the library lawn for a fun-filled storytime! Together 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! Storytime happens on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 10:00am.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting and/or participating in library programming, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Please help keep each other healthy.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change.

Storytime

Join us on the library lawn for a fun-filled storytime! Together 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! Storytime happens on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 10:00am.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting and/or participating in library programming, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Please help keep each other healthy.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. 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

ALERT | ALL LOCATIONS CLOSED TODAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2022
All Hawaii State Public Library System locations are closed today, September 26, out of an abundance of caution due to an unspecified threat. The library has been working with local law enforcement to determine when it is safe to reopen.