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 at this branch

Cartoon caterpillar reading a book

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.

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 library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

KauaiNorth Shore Foundation and HSPLS logo

Sign up for free after-school tutoring for 6th to 9th grade students.

iLearn provides students with a special time and space for learning. All sessions are taught by credentialed teachers. Students can hone their study skills, play games that teach strategic thinking and math skills, and bring questions about their current studies and projects. The program runs throughout the school term.

To sign up, contact coordinator Noelle McHugh at 808-855-5199 OR e-mail her at: AfterSchoolPrograms@knscf.org Online registration is available here.

For more information about iLearn, click here.

iLearn is a partnership between the Kauaʻi North Shore Foundation and the Princeville Public Library. Refreshments provided courtesy of the Friends of the North Shore Library at Princeville.

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 library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events 

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

Join Ranger Christa and friends as they tell superlative stories and share outdoor adventures and lessons about the natural world! This month is all about geology.

All Storytimes are followed by a Make & Take craft.

This program is made possible by the Kaua’i National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Program content is designed for keiki aged 3 & up. Keiki must be accompanied by an 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 library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Film poster with Avengers characters

Getting impatient? Jump ahead on the hold list! Our “Skip the Holds List” movie program provides free screenings of films with the longest hold lists.

September’s film is Avengers: Endgame. Check out the plot summary below.

“The remaining Avengers must gather their strength to defeat the mad titan Thanos.” 

Avengers: Endgame is rated PG-13. Runtime is 180 minutes. Film summary and movie license provided by Swank Motion Pictures, Inc. Patrons under age 13 must be accompanied by an 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 library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Cartoon caterpillar reading a book

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.

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 library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Book cover with orange motif, moon in background

We’re not fantastic…we’re booklastic!

Booklastic meets on the last Wednesday of every month. Our September read is Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann. Check out the plot summary below!

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. One of her relatives was shot. Another was poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more Osage were dying under mysterious circumstances, and many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered.

As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

Call or stop by our Circulation Desk to sign up!

Plot summary adapted from the publisher.

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 library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

It's story time

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.

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 library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Join us for an author talk with Bill Fernandez.

The Splintered Paddle is “a historical novel set during the period of Kamehameha the Great’s battles to consolidate the Hawaiian Islands” and “stars a fierce yet tenderhearted young warrior determined to bring security to his family.”

Kirkus Reviews calls the novel “an action-packed adventure” with “a wealth of historical and cultural minutiae, and an engaging protagonist.”

The talk will be followed by a Q & A session.

Half-native Hawaiian, Bill Fernandez graduated from Kamehameha Schools and Stanford University and Law School. Kauaʻi born and raised, he writes memoirs and novels set in the islands and featuring native Hawaiian heroes while sitting in the house his mother bought with her pineapple cannery earnings in the 1920s. Bill serves on a social service agency board, Hale ʻŌpio, was appointed by the governor to the Juvenile Justice State Advisory Commission and served as president of the Kauaʻi Historical Society.

The author’s books will be on sale following the program. Cash, check or credit accepted. 10% of the proceeds go to The Friends of the North Shore Library at Princeville to support future library programming. 

This program was made possible by the Friends of the North Shore Library at Princeville. 

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 library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

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 13
Magazines 36
Newspapers 3
WiFi Yes
Friends' book store No
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No