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

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

Kīlauea Point comes to you at our fantabulous Junior Ranger Storytime! Adjust your hats and put on your hiking boots 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.

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

AED logo: a red heart with legs and an AED in its hand, running

Join us for an AED and CPR training class. This class is free and open to the public.

To sign up, click here OR call or visit the library.

Why should you sign up?

  • CPR can save the life of a friend or family member.
  • Learn how to find the nearest AED and how to use it.
  • Did you know? Mouth-to-mouth respirations are not required.

This program is sponsored by The Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay and the AED Institute of America, Inc.

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

Cover of book with title in white against green and black foreground shaded over grayscale image of women workers

We’re not fantastic…we’re booklastic!

Booklastic meets on the last Wednesday of every month. Our July read is Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women, by Kate Moore. Check out the plot summary below!

“The Curies’ newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.

Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these “shining girls” are the luckiest alive — until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.

But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women’s cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America’s early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers’ rights that will echo for centuries to come.”

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

Book cover with title in bold and orange and red flowers as background

We’re not fantastic…we’re booklastic!

Booklastic meets on the last Wednesday of every month. Our August read is The Far Field, by Madhuri Vijay. Check out the plot summary below!

In the wake of her mother’s death, Shalini, a privileged and restless young woman from Bangalore, sets out for a remote Himalayan village in the troubled northern region of Kashmir. Certain that the loss of her mother is somehow connected to the decade-old disappearance of Bashir Ahmed, a charming Kashmiri salesman who frequented her childhood home, she is determined to confront him. But upon her arrival, Shalini is brought face to face with Kashmir’s politics, as well as the tangled history of the local family that takes her in. And when life in the village turns volatile and old hatreds threaten to erupt into violence, Shalini finds herself forced to make a series of choices that could hold dangerous repercussions for the very people she has come to love.

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

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

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