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

Guitar 4 Strings

North Kohala Public Library welcomes Kohala’s very own, John Keawe, for a special concert on April 18 at 3:00 pm. The Grammy and multiple Na Hoku Hanohano award winning slack-key (Kī Hōʻalu) guitarist, composer and recording artist will play music that is infused with the spirit of Aloha and is reflective of many elements personal to him. John has recorded several albums, bringing Hawaiian slack-key into the homes of people from around the world.

This free program is suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Sponsored by the Friends of the North Kohala Library. This is a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program with funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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.

Earth view from space

To celebrate Earth Day, come to the library for a special presentation of “The Human Element”. This 2018 documentary follows photographer and explorer, James Balog, as he bears witness to the complex relationship between humans and nature.

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.

Slug - Rat Lungworm Disease

A confirmed case of Rat Lungworm in North Hawaii reminds local communities to take action to reduce your risk of disease. Come and learn about RLW disease with presentations and Q&A with :

  • Hawaii State Department of Health
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Big Island Invasive Species Committee
  • Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy
  • Hawaii Governor’s Joint Task Force on Rat Lungworm Disease

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
  • April 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.

LEGO LEAHI
  • April 24, 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.

Enhance your Hawaiian Language skills
  • April 25, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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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 the last Thursday of every month starting at 3:30p.m. Young 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

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.

Posted: April 1, 2019

This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Chess Club
  • April 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Join the Chess Club at the North Kohala Public Library and test your skills against players of all ages. Whether you are an experienced player or a beginner, you will be able to enjoy this classic game in the company of friendly people. Young children must be accompanied  by a parent or a 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.

Alzheimer's Association logo

For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join Patrick Toal and Celeste Perry to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

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