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

keyboard

Come to the library to learn more about computers. This class will focus on basic skills and practical aspects of using computers in a Windows Environment. Handouts will be given to participants (“How to”). Bring your own laptop to take full advantage of the class.

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
  • June 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

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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.

Storyteller Nyla Fujii-Babb and musician Jeff Babb

In celebration of the 2019 Summer Reading Program!

Join storyteller “Aunty Nyla” Fujii-Babb and musician “Gentleman Jeff” Babb for a series of participatory stories and fun songs from around the world. “Aunty Nyla” has been a storyteller, puppeteer, librarian, actress, and producer for over thirty years. “Gentleman Jeff” is an accomplished blues harpist and rhythm guitarist.

This free 45-minute program is suitable for ages 5 and older. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i and the 2019 Summer Reading Sponsors. This program is a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program with funding and support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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.

Scrabble tiles on a rack spelling out Mediation
  • June 18, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2019

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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.

colorful artist rendering of planets

Join us for a fun craft! All Summer Reading Program activities are free and the library will make all necessary supplies available to participants. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

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. For a list of upcoming events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.

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.

Blackboard with simple English words

Join Elodia Le May at the North Kohala Public Library on Monday, June 24 at 6:00 pm for a fun and casual English Class. Open to everyone, this class is a great opportunity to learn while socializing!

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.

colorful artist rendering of planets

Join us for a fun craft! All Summer Reading Program activities are free and the library will make all necessary supplies available to participants. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

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. For a list of upcoming events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.

colorful artist rendering of planets

Join us for a fun craft! All Summer Reading Program activities are free and the library will make all necessary supplies available to participants. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

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. For a list of upcoming events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.

Chess Club
  • July 1, 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 December 31, 2019

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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.

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