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

Every Monday evening at 6p.m. enjoy a family film all rated PG, and open to ages 5 and up. The movies and dates are as follows: June 18 “Coco”, June 25 “Ferdinand”, July 2 “Rock Dog”, and on July 9 “Wonder”. (Read the book “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio and stay after the movie on July 9 for a book vs. movie related discussion.) 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.

 

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.

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.

Printed Text: "Number the Stars" by Lois Lowry with Star of David graphic

The Library’s book group meets at 11 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.  For the July book discussion, participants will read “Number the Stars” by Lois Lowry, plus select a favorite picture book 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.

Capoeira in action at sunset

On July 11, at 1:00p.m. instructor Mario Hill will teach basic capoeira movements, give an introduction to music instruments, including a capoeira song and share a little about the history of capoeira. Suitable for children ages 6-12.

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.

 

Neil McIntyre wearing a black t-shirt & large red hat

Celebrate the end of the 2018 Summer Reading Program!

Join “Mr. Kneel” (Neil McIntyre) as he shares his love for reading through beatbox and rhyme! Mr. Kneel is an award winning professional speaker, Hip-Hop emcee, beatboxer, and goofball. He uses his talents as Mr. Kneel to encourage & uplift children of all ages. Neil creates inspired original Hip-Hop music that assist educators & parents in promoting children’s social, emotional, and cognitive development.

Stay after the performance for an ice cream party!

This program is suitable for ages 5 and up. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or an 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.

 

Teens making jewelry

Attend a special jewelry making class just for teens, ages 13-19. 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.

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.

butterfly with text GoGracefully Living and dying joyfully
  • July 30: Internal communication (self-talk) and communicating with others in relation to both living and dying
  • August 27: Healing relationships through Ho‘oponopono & creatively communicating our legacy while we are still alive
  • September 24: Communicating our final wishes using do-it-yourself legal services — Live Demonstration

GoGracefully™ LLC, based in North Kohala and serving the world, is offering a series of two-hour long workshops designed to discover meaning and deepen values in relation to both living and dying. Each workshop includes a free gift for all participants. RSVP for all three workshops prior to July 20th and receive a free digital copy of the GoGracefully PonoBook upon completion. The PonoBook is a detailed guide to help you plan for a joy filled life and hopefully, a peaceful death.

To RSVP or for more information visit the GoGracefully website.

The presenter, James Land, is a certified End-of-Life Doula, hospice volunteer, and former paramedic. He has devoted thousands of volunteer hours creating a deeper understanding of death and its relationship to the living. He is a founder of GoGracefully.com

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