Princeville Public Library

Address

4343 Emmalani Dr, Princeville, HI 96722, United States
808-826-4310

About

Welcome to the Princeville Public Library! Designed by Kauai-born architect Maurice Yamasato of Yamasato, Fujiwara, Aoki & Associates, our library opened on Apr. 14, 1999. Princeville Corp., in partnership with the State and County, provided land to build the library. We are the 6th public library to open on the Garden Island.

Upcoming Events

Cartoon caterpillar with books

Sing & dance. Read & listen. Rhyme & repeat!

Toddler Time features songs, board books, rhymes and movement!

All Toddler Times are followed by a learning-toys playtime. Program content is designed for ages birth to 3. Our Keiki Storytime, for ages 3 and up, takes place on Thursdays at 10:30 A.M. All keiki must be accompanied by 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.

"See You in the Cosmos" book cover featuring a young boy and his dog looking up at the stars

Join us for our new year of Keiki Book Club! Completely kid-run, this book club is the perfect space for readers in grades 4 to 6.

We’re kicking off with Jack Cheng’s See You in the Cosmos. Check out the plot summary below!

11-year-old Alex Petroski loves space and rockets, his mom, his brother, and his dog Carl Sagan–named for his hero, the real-life astronomer. All he wants is to launch his golden iPod into space the way Carl Sagan (the man, not the dog) launched his Golden Record on the Voyager spacecraft in 1977. From Colorado to New Mexico, Las Vegas to L.A., Alex records a journey on his iPod to show other lifeforms what life on earth, his earth, is like. But his destination keeps changing. And the funny, lost, remarkable people he meets along the way can only partially prepare him for the secrets he’ll uncover–from the truth about his long-dead dad to the fact that, for a kid with a troubled mom and a mostly not-around brother, he has way more family than he ever knew.

Call or stop by our Circulation Desk to sign up.

Plot summary adapted from the publisher.

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.

Photograph of 'ohi'a

Join us for “Saving ʻŌhiʻa, Hawaiʻi’s Sacred Tree”, a documentary highlighting the significance of Hawaiʻi’s native tree, ʻōhiʻa, and the current threat of Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death that is impacting thousands of acres of forest on Hawaiʻi Island. In 2018, Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death was confirmed on Kauaʻi in at least four locations.

This film provides an in-depth look into the cultural and ecological importance of Hawaiʻi’s keystone species–and the potential impact of the current epidemic.

Kim S. Rogers, Kauaʻi ROD Outreach Specialist of the Kauaʻi Invasive Species Committee, will be present following the screening for Q & A session.

“Saving ʻŌhiʻa, Hawaiʻi’s Sacred Tree” was produced by Club Sullivan TV for the University of Hawaiʻi Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species. You can learn more about the documentary here. For more information on Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death, click here.

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.

Documentary summary and program image adapted from the documentary’s website. This free event is made possible by the Kauaʻi Invasive Species Committee and the Friends of the North Shore Library at Princeville as part of the Dotty Nakea Memorial Speaker Program. 

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service emblem with Kilauea Point Junior Ranger emblem

Are you ready for our spectacular Kīlauea Point Junior Ranger Storytime?! Ranger Christa and friends are returning to the library for another round of superlative stories, outdoor adventures and lessons about North Shore Kauaʻi’s fascinating wildlife.

The Kīlauea Point Junior Ranger Storytime is made possible by the Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge and the Department of the Interior’s U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Program content is designed for keiki aged 3 & up. All keiki must be accompanied by 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.

a pile of LEGO blocks

Calling all builders! Come on over to the library and construct LEGO masterpieces. We supply the LEGOs, you supply the imagination.

LEGO Club is the second and fourth Friday of every month. This program is designed for keiki aged 4-9 years old. The presence of an adult caregiver is required.

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.

Cartoon caterpillar with books

Sing & dance. Read & listen. Rhyme & repeat!

Toddler Time features songs, board books, rhymes and movement!

All Toddler Times are followed by a learning-toys playtime. Program content is designed for ages birth to 3. Our Keiki Storytime, for ages 3 and up, takes place on Thursdays at 10:30 A.M. All keiki must be accompanied by 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.

Portrait of the artist in front a Hawaiian Monk Seal painting

Born in Hawaiʻi, Patrick Ching has acquired a deep-rooted love for the islands and their wildlife.

In the 1980s, Patrick began working at the Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge with the late Dan Moriarty. He also did many trips to the remote Hawaiian atolls now called Papahānaumokuākea. Join us as Patrick shares some of the memories that have inspired his art. See birds that have now become extinct and places that no longer exist. Learn how to draw the super-secret pattern of the sea turtles back.

Patrick Ching is also the author of several books, including Sea Turtles of Hawaiʻi, The Hawaiian Monk Seal, and Honu and Hina. Currently, he is the host of the “Painting In Paradise” TV show on Spectrum OC16. Click here to learn more about Patrick and his work and to view free Hawaiian Animal coloring book artwork.

Patrons may have artwork and books signed at the Kīlauea Point Natural History table after the presentation.

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.

Book cover with portrait of Mary Brave Bird

We’re not fantastic…we’re booklastic!

Booklastic meets on the last Wednesday of every month. Our February read is Lakota Woman, a memoir by Mary Brave Bird. Check out the plot summary below!

“Mary Brave Bird grew up fatherless in a one-room cabin, without running water or electricity, on a South Dakota reservation. Rebelling against the aimless drinking, punishing missionary school, narrow strictures for women, and violence and hopelessness of reservation life, she joined the new movement of tribal pride sweeping Native American communities in the sixties and seventies and eventually married Leonard Crow Dog, the movement’s chief medicine man, who revived the sacred but outlawed Ghost Dance.

Lakota Woman is a unique document unparalleled in American Indian literature, a story of death, of determination against all odds, and of the cruelties perpetrated against American Indians during the last several decades. It is also a deeply moving account of a woman’s triumphant struggle to survive in a hostile world.”

Call or stop by our Circulation Desk to sign up!

Plot summary adapted from the publisher.

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.

Saturday Storytime @ OKP

Settle in for wondrous stories, creative felt boards, sing-a-long songs, rhymes and movement!

All storytimes are followed by a Make & Take craft.

Program content is designed for keiki aged 3 & up. Our Toddler Time, for ages birth to 3, takes place on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 A.M. All keiki must be accompanied by 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.

Cartoon caterpillar with books

Sing & dance. Read & listen. Rhyme & repeat!

Toddler Time features songs, board books, rhymes and movement!

All Toddler Times are followed by a learning-toys playtime. Program content is designed for ages birth to 3. Our Keiki Storytime, for ages 3 and up, takes place on Thursdays at 10:30 A.M. All keiki must be accompanied by 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.

Saturday Storytime @ OKP

Settle in for wondrous stories, creative felt boards, sing-a-long songs, rhymes and movement!

All storytimes are followed by a Make & Take craft.

Program content is designed for keiki aged 3 & up. Our Toddler Time, for ages birth to 3, takes place on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 A.M. All keiki must be accompanied by 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.

a pile of LEGO blocks

Calling all builders! Come on over to the library and construct LEGO masterpieces. We supply the LEGOs, you supply the imagination.

LEGO Club is the second and fourth Friday of every month. This program is designed for keiki aged 4-9 years old. The presence of an adult caregiver is required.

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.

Cartoon caterpillar with books

Sing & dance. Read & listen. Rhyme & repeat!

Toddler Time features songs, board books, rhymes and movement!

All Toddler Times are followed by a learning-toys playtime. Program content is designed for ages birth to 3. Our Keiki Storytime, for ages 3 and up, takes place on Thursdays at 10:30 A.M. All keiki must be accompanied by 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.

Saturday Storytime @ OKP

Settle in for wondrous stories, creative felt boards, sing-a-long songs, rhymes and movement!

All storytimes are followed by a Make & Take craft.

Program content is designed for keiki aged 3 & up. Our Toddler Time, for ages birth to 3, takes place on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 A.M. All keiki must be accompanied by 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.

Cartoon caterpillar with books

Sing & dance. Read & listen. Rhyme & repeat!

Toddler Time features songs, board books, rhymes and movement!

All Toddler Times are followed by a learning-toys playtime. Program content is designed for ages birth to 3. Our Keiki Storytime, for ages 3 and up, takes place on Thursdays at 10:30 A.M. All keiki must be accompanied by 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.

Three black and white images of Prince Kuhio at various ages

The oldest Hawaiian community-based grassroots organization was founded in 1918 by Prince Jonah Kūhiō. There are 58 Hawaiian Civic Clubs located throughout Hawai‘i and on the mainland. These clubs advocate for the culture, health, economic development, social welfare and nationhood of Native Hawaiians.

One goal of the Hawaiian Civic Club, ‘Ahahui Kīwila Hawai‘i O Mo‘ikeha, is to educate the public about Prince Kūhiō’s life and legacy, that of being a voice for his people.

Please join us as the Hawaiian Civic Club, through narrative, music and pictures, presents the story of Kaua‘i’s beloved Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana‘ole.

This free event is made possible by the Friends of the North Shore Library at Princeville as a part of the Dotty Nakea Memorial Speaker Program and the Hawaiian Civic Club. 

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.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service emblem with Kilauea Point Junior Ranger emblem

Are you ready for our spectacular Kīlauea Point Junior Ranger Storytime?! Ranger Christa and friends are returning to the library for another round of superlative stories, outdoor adventures and lessons about North Shore Kauaʻi’s fascinating wildlife.

The Kīlauea Point Junior Ranger Storytime is made possible by the Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge and the Department of the Interior’s U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Program content is designed for keiki aged 3 & up. All keiki must be accompanied by 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.

a pile of LEGO blocks

Calling all builders! Come on over to the library and construct LEGO masterpieces. We supply the LEGOs, you supply the imagination.

LEGO Club is the second and fourth Friday of every month. This program is designed for keiki aged 4-9 years old. The presence of an adult caregiver is required.

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.

Saturday Storytime @ OKP

Settle in for wondrous stories, creative felt boards, sing-a-long songs, rhymes and movement!

All storytimes are followed by a Make & Take craft.

Program content is designed for keiki aged 3 & up. Our Toddler Time, for ages birth to 3, takes place on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 A.M. All keiki must be accompanied by 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.

Book cover of The Girl from Oto

We’re not fantastic…we’re booklastic!

Booklastic meets on the last Wednesday of every month. Our March read is The Girl from Oto, a work of fiction by Amy Maroney. Check out the plot summary below!

2015: When art historian Zari Durrell scores a coveted position in Scotland researching the life and work of artist Cornelia van der Zee, she decodes clues hidden in two 16th-century portraits. Originally attributed to Van der Zee, the paintings contain traces of another artist entirely: a mysterious young woman named Mira. Risking both her professional reputation and safety, Zari tracks Mira along the pilgrim’s route of Camino de Santiago in the rugged Pyrenees mountains—and plunges deep into the past.

1500: Mira’s own harrowing tale unfolds as Zari’s quest to uncover the truth intensifies. Born during a time wracked by war, plague, and shifting political boundaries, Mira grows up in a Pyrenees convent believing she is an orphan, unaware of the dark secret in her past. Inexplicably, she is singled out to receive an education normally reserved for men, including training in the arts. But when her peaceful existence is shattered, Mira must brave the world beyond the convent’s gates to learn the devastating story of her origins—and find the strength to face those who would destroy her.

Call or stop by our Circulation Desk to sign up!

Plot summary adapted from the publisher.

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 CLOSED – CLOSED
Tuesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 44
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 2
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 15
Magazines 36
Newspapers 3
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No