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

Enhance your Hawaiian Language skills

Na Imi Ike is an Olelo Hawaii study group open to all ages and skill levels. Their goal is to create of group of motivated learners in North Kohala who will support each other towards fluency in the Hawaiian Language. Programs are held weekly. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter of is special accommodations are needed.

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.

Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Words: Everything, Everything with drawings

North Kohala Library will show the movie version of Nicola Yoon’s book, “Everything, Everything”  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.  Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 15 days in advance if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is required.

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.

Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter of if special accommodations are needed.

Enhance your Hawaiian Language skills

Na Imi Ike is an Olelo Hawaii study group open to all ages and skill levels. Their goal is to create of group of motivated learners in North Kohala who will support each other towards fluency in the Hawaiian Language. Programs are held weekly. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter of is special accommodations are needed.

North Kohala Public Library in Kapaau will present “Myths and Legends of Pre-Contact Hawaii” a “talk story” session with North Kohala historian, Boyd D. Bond, at 6:30 p.m. on Monday , February 5.

Boyd Bond’s knowledge of Hawaii’s history stems from his academic studies and from a lifetime spent in Hawaii as a 6th generation descendent of early western settlers in Hawaii. Boyd was raised in Hawaii in a sugar plantation family, living on plantations throughout the state.Of his interest in Hawaiian history, Bond says, “I can’t ever remember a time when I wasn’t immersed in it. Many of the stories of Hawaii’s history are also our family stories.” Bond earned a BA in Hawaiian history from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and went on to earn a masters degree in education.

Call the North Kohala Public Library at 889-6655 for more information. Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is required.

 

 

Join North Kohala’s published and amateur authors as they read from their recent work and share stories of their writing life.

Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

A woman reading "A Prayer for Owen Meany" by John Irving

North Kohala Public Library’s book group meets at 11 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.  The February book selection is “A Prayer for Owen Meany” by John Irving.

Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

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.

Program Schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

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, February 26. 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.   Program Schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 15 days in advance if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is required..

 

 

 

 

North Kohala Public Library in Kapaau will present “The Battle of Kuamo’o: A Battle for the Future of Hawaii in 1819” a “talk story” session with North Kohala historian, Boyd D. Bond, at 6:30 p.m. on Monday , March 12.

Boyd Bond’s knowledge of Hawaii’s history stems from his academic studies and from a lifetime spent in Hawaii as a 6th generation descendent of early western settlers in Hawaii. Boyd was raised in Hawaii in a sugar plantation family, living on plantations throughout the state.Of his interest in Hawaiian history, Bond says, “I can’t ever remember a time when I wasn’t immersed in it. Many of the stories of Hawaii’s history are also our family stories.” Bond earned a BA in Hawaiian history from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and went on to earn a masters degree in education.

Call the North Kohala Public Library at 889-6655 for more information. Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is required.

 

 

North Kohala Public Library in Kapaau will present “Kamehameha’s Ancestors and the Legacy they inherited” a “talk story” session with North Kohala historian, Boyd D. Bond, at 6:30 p.m. on Monday , April 16.

Boyd Bond’s knowledge of Hawaii’s history stems from his academic studies and from a lifetime spent in Hawaii as a 6th generation descendent of early western settlers in Hawaii. Boyd was raised in Hawaii in a sugar plantation family, living on plantations throughout the state.Of his interest in Hawaiian history, Bond says, “I can’t ever remember a time when I wasn’t immersed in it. Many of the stories of Hawaii’s history are also our family stories.” Bond earned a BA in Hawaiian history from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and went on to earn a masters degree in education.

Call the North Kohala Public Library at 889-6655 for more information. Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is required.

 

 

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