IMPORTANT ALERT! Aloha! The Aina Haina Public Library will be closed until further notice, while we repair damages to the library from the flood. We apologize for the inconvenience. Mahalo for your patience! We send good wishes to all of our neighbors who were affected by the flooding.

 

North Kohala Public Library

North Kohala Public Library will be closed on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018. The library will resume normal hours on Wednesday 18th. We apologize for this inconvenience to the North Kohala area library users.

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

The Outsiders movie poster

The Library will show the movie version of S. E. Hinton’s book, “The Outsiders”  followed by  a brief discussion comparing the book and movie.  Teens are encouraged, but not required, to read the book in advance of the film.  Books are available from North Kohala Public Library.

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.

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.

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.

7 Crystal Singing Bowls with sun burst light shining in the center

Soothe your soul and soak in the sounds of love with a crystal singing bowl sound bath played by Leilani Silver on April 30, at 6:30p.m. at North Kohala Public Library.

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.

Picture of the book "Hour of Land"

The Library’s book group meets at 11 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.  The May book selection is “The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks” by Terry Tempest Williams.

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.

houses in different colors clipart

Sisterhood Ohana will present an informative understanding of the Air BnB affordable housing crisis currently taking the Big Island by surprise. Come and learn the facts about affordable housing options.

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.

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.

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.

Jewelry artist, Sid Nakamoto, will offer two sessions of his popular jewelry making program—at 2 p.m. and at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 21. Materials donated by the artist and the Friends of the North Kohala Library will be provided for participants to create their own jewelry piece.  Due to the popularity of Sid’s jewelry workshops, a limit has been placed on the number of participants.  Call the library to register.

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