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

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.

Na Kupuna O Kohala - Hula Group

Under the direction of Kumu Kaui Nakamura, the halau of over 30 dancers recently won first place for their mixed (male and female) dance at the Kupuna Hula Festival in Keauhou.  Many of their hulas express their love and devotion to local places in North Kohala. Come to the library and enjoy them, including dances about the beauty of Pololu, Honomaka’u, and Paliakamoa.

In the event of inclement weather, the performance will take place on July 29 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.

Scrabble tiles on a rack spelling out Mediation
  • July 23, 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.

Chess Club
  • August 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until February 1, 2020

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Join the Chess Club at your library every first Monday night of the month. Players of all ages and ability levels are encouraged to give the club a try. Beginners will find encouragement and someone to help them with learning the basics. No matter what level you are, you will find an opponent to match swords with. The perfect game to develop your thinking abilities and just a fun game to spend hours of positive mental activity.

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
  • August 7, 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.

Teens making jewelry

Attend a special jewelry making class for teens. Jewelry artists Sid Nakamoto and Gail Ching-Lee 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.

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.

Busts of Energy Points

Join Dr. Aldorf at the North Kohala Public Library to learn more about the art of ancient medicine and how it is connected to natural medicine today. In part 1 of this 3-part series, the subject will be the body’s immune proteins.

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

writer's group
  • August 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Join the North Kohala Public Library’s writers 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 Eila Algood, who asks that you bring pen, paper, and any writing samples you may want to share.

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.

Notebook with pen

Writing critique groups can help you see problems in your work that you don’t see yourself. In this workshop, participants will observe a critique and have the opportunity to practice critiquing. Susanna Moore, author of eight books, will lead us through a critique of short pieces written by members of the Hawaii Writers Guild. The pieces to be critiqued can be picked up in advance at the circulation desk.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 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 12:00 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