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

Did you know that the library provides free access to eMagazines, eNewspapers, eBooks & audiobooks, practice tests, Gale Courses and more?

“Tech Help” is a one-on-one help session for patrons interested in learning more about the Hawaii State Public Library System’s digital resources and learning opportunities. We have resources for adults, teens and keiki.

Sessions run for a 1/2 hour. To schedule a session, stop by our library or give us a call during our regular business hours. All contact information is listed below.

Not sure what you’d like to learn about? Go to our website and explore the options listed under “Browse”, “Learn” and “Research”!

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.

 

Lemonade War book cover with glass of iced lemonade

The Keiki Book Club meets twice a month to discuss a marvelous, inventive book. Our latest read is the Nēnē Award-winning book The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies. Check out the plot summary below!

“Evan Treski is people-smart. He is good at talking with people, even grown-ups. His younger sister, Jessie, on the other hand, is math-smart–but not especially good at understanding people. She knows that feelings are her weakest subject. So when their lemonade war begins, there really is no telling who will win–or if their fight will ever end.”

This program is designed for ages 9 to 12. Call or stop by our Circulation Desk to sign up!

Plot summary provided by 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.

Portrait of lecturer Puamelia Pramuka

ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi. Do you speak Hawaiian?

Many people know that “Aloha” is a Hawaiian greeting, but fewer people know much about the Hawaiian language beyond that greeting.

Guest lecturer Ms. Puamelia Pramuka has been studying the Hawaiian language for over five years, and is very knowledgeable about Hawaiʻi’s history and culture.

At this speaker program you will learn about the history of the Hawaiian language, learn about its alphabet, and how to pronounce the letters of the alphabet. You will also learn some common phrases and the Hawaiian names of the Kauaʻi’s beaches and mountains. And, perhaps, you will also be able to learn a short chant.

This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the North Shore Library at Princeville as part of the Dotty Nakea Memorial Speaker Program. All programs are subject to change.  The views expressed in this presentation are those of the speaker and do not constitute an endorsement by the Hawai‘i State Public Library, the Princeville Public Library, or the Friends of the North Shore Library at Princeville.

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 reading a book

Join us for our weekly Toddler Time! This program is designed for our younger keiki and runs at the same time as our Keiki Storytime.

The program features board books, songs & rhymes and learning toys and is followed by a simple Make & Take craft. Toddler Playtime is designed for keiki aged birth to 2.

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.

Join us for our weekly Keiki Storytime! Our storytime program features wondrous stories, creative felt boards, sing-a-long songs and rhymes. All storytimes are followed by a Make & Take craft.

Program content is designed for keiki aged 2 1/2 & up. Our Toddler Playtime, for ages birth to 2, takes place at the same time. 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.

 

Lego Club image

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

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.

Red cover with Sisi facing away from the viewer

The Adult Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of every month. Our May read is Sisi: Empress On Her Own by Allison Pataki. Check out the plot summary below!

“Married to Emperor Franz Joseph, Elisabeth—fondly known as Sisi—captures the hearts of her people as their “fairy queen,” but beneath that dazzling persona lives a far more complex figure. In mid-nineteenth-century Vienna, the halls of the Hofburg Palace buzz not only with imperial waltzes and champagne but with temptations, rivals, and cutthroat intrigue. Feeling stifled by strict protocols and a turbulent marriage, Sisi grows restless. A free-spirited wanderer, she finds solace at her estate outside Budapest. There she rides her beloved horses and enjoys visits from the Hungarian statesman Count Andrássy, the man with whom she’s unwittingly fallen in love. But tragic news brings Sisi out of her fragile seclusion, forcing her to return to her capital and a world of gossip, envy, and sorrow where a dangerous fate lurks in the shadows.

Through love affairs and loss, dedication and defiance, Sisi struggles against conflicting desires: to keep her family together, or to flee amid the collapse of her suffocating marriage and the gathering tumult of the First World War. In an age of crumbling monarchies, Sisi fights to assert her right to the throne beside her husband, to win the love of her people and the world, and to save an empire. But in the end, can she save herself?”

Call or stop by our Circulation Desk to sign up!

Plot summary adapted from the publisher’s summary.

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

Get ready for our spectacular Kīlauea Point Junior Ranger Storytime!

Ranger Christa and friends teach the keiki all about North Shore Kauaʻi’s fascinating wildlife. We sing songs, read stories and make marvelous crafts!

This program combines our weekly Toddler Time and Storytime. We hope to see you there!

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 birth & 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.

Wonder

The 2015 Nēnē Award winner Wonder by R.J. Palacio was adapted into a motion picture in 2017. Check out the plot summary below!

“A 10-year-old boy with a facial deformity attends school for the first time when he begins the fifth grade. With the support of his parents, he learns how to make friends and adjust to his new environment.”

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.

The screening will take place in the Meeting Room. Rated PG. Runtime 113 minutes. All films are screened with the subtitles on. Film summary provided by Swank Movie Licensing, U.S.A. Additional funding provided by the Friends of the North Shore Library at Princeville.

Hawaii Opera Theatre - HOT

Celebrate the 2018 Summer Reading Program!

Singers from the Hawaii Opera Theatre (HOT) will perform a variety of Broadway and classical favorites. HOT has been producing professional opera in Hawaii for over thirty years. This free 45-minute program is suitable for ages 8 & older.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i and the 2018 Summer Reading Sponsors. This is a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program with additional funding and support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the University of Hawaii.

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.

 

Keiki playing instruments around Libraries Rock! logo

Join us for our ultra-special Summer Reading Program-infused Keiki Storytime! This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock!” and all about music.

Our storytime program features wondrous stories, creative felt boards, sing-a-long songs and rhymes. All storytimes are followed by a Make & Take craft.

Program content is designed for keiki aged 3 & up. Our Toddler Playtime, for ages birth to 2, takes place at the same time. All keiki must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

During the 2018 Summer Reading Program, our Keiki Storytime and Toddler Time will alternate with Keiki Dance Party!

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.

Keiki playing instruments around an orange and blue Libraries Rock! logo

Join us for our ultra-special Summer Reading Program-infused Toddler Time! This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock!” and all about music. This program is designed for our younger keiki and runs at the same time as our Keiki Storytime.

The program features board books, songs & rhymes and learning toys and is followed by a simple Make & Take craft. Toddler Playtime is designed for keiki aged birth to 2.

During the 2018 Summer Reading Program, our Keiki Storytime and Toddler Time will alternate with Keiki Dance Party!

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.

Our 2018 Summer Reading Program theme is Libraries Rock! In the spirit of music, we’ve designed some pretty nifty keiki crafts for this round of Keiki Craft Time!

Saturday, June 9: Musical Note Mobiles

Saturday, June 30: Footprint Ukulele

Saturday, July 14: Paper Cup Instruments

All supplies are provided.

All keiki must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

This special keiki program is all a part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program. Our theme this year is Libraries Rock!

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.

 

 

Boombox sitting on top of open books with floating musical notes

Dance to your own beat at our first-ever Keiki Dance Party program! We’ve got the music; you’ve got the moves! Come get your wiggles out at the library!

All dance parties are followed by Chalk the Walk. Help us make the entrance to the library as welcoming and beautiful as possible.

Keiki Dance Party alternates with our ultra-amazing Libraries Rock! Keiki Storytime & Toddler Time.

All keiki must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

This special keiki program is all a part of the 2018 Summer Reading Program. Our theme this year is Libraries Rock!

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 Robyn Davidson riding one of her camels with title superimposed over the Australian outback

The Adult Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of every month. Our June read is Tracks by Robyn Davidson. Check out the plot summary below!

When Robyn Davidson first set out to make her journey across the deserts of Australia, alone but for her dog and four camels, she was called a lunatic, a would-be suicide, and a shameless publicity seeker. But this high-spirited, engrossing book reveals that she is something more: a genuine traveler driven by a love of Australia’s landscape, an empathy for its indigenous people, and a willingness to cast away the trappings of her former identity. Enduring 130-degree heat and fording swollen rivers, fending off poisonous snakes and lecherous Australian men, chasing her camels when they get skittish and nursing them when they are injured, Davidson emerges as a heroine who combines extraordinary courage with exquisite sensitivity. And Tracks is the compelling, candid story of her odyssey of discovery and transformation.”

Call or stop by our Circulation Desk to sign up!

Plot summary provided by 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