Pahoa Public and School Library

ALERT | The Pahoa Public and School Library will be closed on Friday, March 1, 2024 to install technology upgrades to improve services to the public. The bookdrop will remain open. Patrons are invited to visit other Hawaii Island branches for library services. The library will reopen for normal public service hours on Monday, March 4th.

Address

15-3070 Pahoa Kalapana Rd, Pahoa, HI 96778
808-965-2171
Pahoa Public and School Library

About

Welcome to the Pahoa Public and School Library! Our library opened on Sept. 3, 1967. We’re located on the campus of Pahoa High and Elementary School and serve residents and students from two area schools. Recently, we were an important hub after being hit by a hurricane and lava flows approached from Kilauea volcano.


Upcoming events at this branch

March of the Penguins movie title

Please join us for Monday Movie Night – March of the Penguins.

“At the end of each Antarctic summer, the emperor penguins of the South Pole journey to their traditional breeding grounds in a fascinating mating ritual that is captured in this documentary by intrepid filmmaker Luc Jacquet. The journey across frozen tundra proves to be the simplest part of the ritual, as after the egg is hatched, the female must delicately transfer it to the male and make her way back to the distant sea to nourish herself and bring back food to her newborn chick.” (imdb.com)

Program is suitable for ages 5 and up. All children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.

storytime

Story time is back! Come join us for fun stories, dances, and songs.

 

Program is suitable for age 2 and over. All children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver.

 

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.

Pahoa - Babies, Books, and Blankets Logo

Welcome to Babies, Books, and Blankets, a lapsit for babies 2 and under. Bring your baby and a blanket to sit on. We’ll provide the books, songs, and games!

Program is suitable for age 2 and under. All children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.

 

A microphone on the right; the words, "Voice Lessons," on the left.

Would you like to try learning how to sing? Maybe you already do and would just like to brush up on technique. Then come and join us from 5:00 – 6:00 PM for Voice Lessons, taught by our Librarian, Katy!

Katy has extensive performance experience in many genres of music, and has taught the Bel Canto method of singing to both individuals and groups for over 20 years. Come and show her what you can do!

Program is suitable for age 9 and over. All children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.

storytime

Story time is back! Come join us for fun stories, dances, and songs.

 

Program is suitable for age 2 and over. All children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver.

 

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.

Pahoa - Babies, Books, and Blankets Logo

Welcome to Babies, Books, and Blankets, a lapsit for babies 2 and under. Bring your baby and a blanket to sit on. We’ll provide the books, songs, and games!

Program is suitable for age 2 and under. All children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.

 

Two Paper Towel Roll Craft

Ever wondered what to do with those left over paper towel rolls? Neither have we, but this is a super fun craft that they can be used for. Come and create with us!

Program is suitable for age 5 and over. All children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.

storytime

Story time is back! Come join us for fun stories, dances, and songs.

 

Program is suitable for age 2 and over. All children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver.

 

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.

Pahoa - Babies, Books, and Blankets Logo

Welcome to Babies, Books, and Blankets, a lapsit for babies 2 and under. Bring your baby and a blanket to sit on. We’ll provide the books, songs, and games!

Program is suitable for age 2 and under. All children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.

 

Fitness personality Richard Simmons surrounded by colorful balloons

Are you looking to recreate the magic that was 1988’s Sweatin’ To the Oldies? Even if you’re not, come sign a waiver and join the staff as we dance along with Richard Simmons and find out just how out-of-shape we really are. Water from the water fountain and air from outside will be provided. We suggest you bring a towel, because, well, sweat.

Program is suitable for age 8 and over. All children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.

Hours

Date Time
Monday 12:00PM-4:00PM & 5:00PM-7:00PM -
Tuesday 9:00AM-12:00PM & 1:00PM-4:00PM -
Wednesday 9:00AM-12:00PM & 1:00PM-4:00PM -
Thursday 9:00AM-12:00PM - 1:00PM-4PM
Friday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED - CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED - CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 6
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 1
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 8
Magazines 23
Newspapers 2
WiFi Yes
Friends' book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No

All public libraries will be closed for the upcoming state holidays:
Tuesday, March 26, for Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day and Friday, March 29, for Good Friday.