Important Alert 1:  Pahala Public & School Library will be closed on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. The library will resume normal hours on Wednesday, September 19th. We apologize for this inconvenience to the Pahala area library users.

Important Alert 2:  Kailua-Kona Public Library will have an alternative public service schedule for October due to the International Kona Ironman Triathlon. The library will be open on Monday, October 8, 2018 from 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. and will be closed on Saturday, October 13th. We apologize for this inconvenience to the Kailua-Kona area library users.

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

Film poster with two main characters in close-up

Join us at the Great American Read Cinema! We’re screening big-screen adaptations of select nominated books. Our fifth film is based on Dan Brown’s bestseller The Da Vinci Code. Check out the plot summary below.

“Religious symbology expert Robert Langdon uncovers a conspiracy involving the life of Jesus Christ after a curator at the Louvre is found murdered with strange symbols carved into his body. Together with a gifted cryptographer, he probes the mystery.

The Great American Read is a partnership between PBS Hawaiʻi and the Hawaiʻi State Public Library System. The program is happening now through October 23, 2018. Click here for more information!

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-13. Runtime 149 minutes. All films are screened with the subtitles on. Movie license and film summary provided by Swank Movie Licensing, U.S.A. Additional funding was provided by the Friends of the North Shore Library at Princeville.

Film poster with massive mouth of Tyrannosaurus Rex biting film title

Join us at the Great American Read Cinema! We’re screening big-screen adaptations of select nominated books. Our sixth film is Jurassic Park, adapted from Michael Crichton’s classic, suspense-filled tale. Check out the plot summary below.

Jurassic Park takes you to an amazing theme park on a remote island where dinosaurs once again roam the earth and five people must battle to survive among the prehistoric predators.”

The Great American Read is a partnership between PBS Hawaiʻi and the Hawaiʻi State Public Library System. The program is happening now through October 23, 2018. Click here for more information!

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-13. Runtime 127 minutes. All films are screened with the subtitles on. Movie license provided by Swank Movie Licensing, U.S.A. Film summary provided by the distributor. Additional funding was provided by the Friends of the North Shore Library at Princeville.

Cartoon caterpillar reading a book

Our 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.

 

Book cover with title in cursive

The Adult Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of every month. Our September read is National Jewish Book Award-winning The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish. Check out the plot summary below!

“Set in London of the 1660s and of the early twenty-first century, The Weight of Ink is the interwoven tale of two women of remarkable intellect: Ester Velasquez, an emigrant from Amsterdam who is permitted to scribe for a blind rabbi, just before the plague hits the city; and Helen Watt, an ailing historian with a love of Jewish history.

As the novel opens, Helen has been summoned by a former student to view a cache of seventeenth-century Jewish documents newly discovered in his home during a renovation. Enlisting the help of Aaron Levy, an American graduate student as impatient as he is charming, and in a race with another fast-moving team of historians, Helen embarks on one last project: to determine the identity of the documents’ scribe, the elusive “Aleph.”

Electrifying and ambitious, sweeping in scope and intimate in tone, The Weight of Ink is a sophisticated work of historical fiction about women separated by centuries, and the choices and sacrifices they must make in order to reconcile the life of the heart and mind.”

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.

Example of 3D structure made of multicolored straws

Join us for a three-part collaborative art series designed for keiki & caregivers!

In our second program, international artist Ayala Wise will guide participants through the process of building 3D structures.

Don’t forget to come back in November; we’ll be making our own Mandala library bags!

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.

To ensure we have enough supplies for all, please call the library or visit the Circulation Desk to sign up! This program is sponsored by the Princeville Public Library and the Friends of the North Shore Library at Princeville.

 

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.

It's story time

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 Time, for ages birth to 3, takes place on Tuesday mornings 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.

 

Honolulu Theatre for Youth's Sparkle performance logo

Lucas loves all things that Sparkle. His whole world is sparkly. Sparkly, sparkle and more sparkle. He loves it so much. One day Isabella comes to play. She doesn’t like sparkle at all and Lucas’s sparkle starts to dim. This poignant and humorous story is about giving yourself permission to express who you are and stand up for yourself… even if it is in your very own sparkly slippers.

Suitable for ages 3 and older. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

This theatre-style performance is made possible through grants from the G.N. Wilcox Foundation, Elsie Wilcox Foundation and the Annie Sinclair Knudsen Fund.

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.

Film poster with silhouette of villain against figure of Alex Cross standing on rooftop

Join us at the Great American Read Cinema! We’re screening big-screen adaptations of select nominated books. Our seventh film is Alex Cross, adapted from James Patterson’s long-running book series. Check out the plot summary below.

“Homicide detective Alex Cross pursues a serial killer obsessed with making his victims suffer, but the case gets personal when the killer targets Cross’ loved ones.”

The Great American Read is a partnership between PBS Hawaiʻi and the Hawaiʻi State Public Library System. The program is happening now through October 23, 2018. Click here for more information!

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-13. Runtime 101 minutes. All films are screened with the subtitles on. Movie license and film summary provided by Swank Movie Licensing, U.S.A. Additional funding was provided by the Friends of the North Shore Library at Princeville.

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

Get ready for our spectacular Kīlauea Point Junior Ranger Storytime!

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

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.

Film poster with Alice and other characters talking

Join us at the Great American Read Cinema! We’re screening big-screen adaptations of select nominated books. Our eighth film is Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, adapted from Lewis Carroll’s charming books. Check out the plot summary below.

“Follow Alice as she chases the White Rabbit on a magical journey into the fantastical world of Wonderland. It’s a topsy-turvy place that gets “curiouser and curiouser” as Alice’s madcap adventures introduce her to some truly unforgettable characters — the Mad Hatter, March Hare, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts and more.”

The Great American Read is a partnership between PBS Hawaiʻi and the Hawaiʻi State Public Library System. The program is happening now through October 23, 2018. Click here for more information!

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 G. Runtime 75 minutes. All films are screened with the subtitles on. Movie license provided by Swank Movie Licensing, U.S.A. Film summary adapted from the distributor. Additional funding was provided by the Friends of the North Shore Library at Princeville.

Film poster with characters around title

Join us at the Great American Read Cinema! We’re screening big-screen adaptations of select nominated books. Our tenth and final film is The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, an adaptation of C.S. Lewis’s children’s classic. Check out the plot summary below.

“Lucy, Edmund, Susan, and Peter, [are] four siblings who find the world of Narnia through a magical wardrobe while playing a game of “hide-and-seek” at the country estate of a mysterious professor. Once there, the children discover a charming, once peaceful land inhabited by talking beasts, dwarfs, fauns, centaurs, and giants that has been turned into a world of eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the wise and magnificent lion Aslan, the children lead Narnia into a spectacular climactic battle to be free of the Witch’s glacial powers forever!”

The Great American Read is a partnership between PBS Hawaiʻi and the Hawaiʻi State Public Library System. The program is happening now through October 23, 2018. Click here for more information!

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 143 minutes. All films are screened with the subtitles on. Movie license provided by Swank Movie Licensing, U.S.A. Film summary adapted from the distributor. Additional funding was provided by the Friends of the North Shore Library at Princeville.

Film poster with Jane in profile, Rochester's face faintly visible over her

Join us at the Great American Read Cinema! We’re screening big-screen adaptations of select nominated books. Our ninth film is Jane Eyre, a haunting adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s classic work. Check out the plot summary below.

“A young woman (Mia Wasikowska) must come to terms with her past after fleeing from her employer, a cold but intriguing man for whom she worked as a governess, in this romantic drama based on the classic novel by Charlotte Brontë.”

The Great American Read is a partnership between PBS Hawaiʻi and the Hawaiʻi State Public Library System. The program is happening now through October 23, 2018. Click here for more information!

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-13. Runtime 120 minutes. All films are screened with the subtitles on. Movie license and film summary provided by Swank Movie Licensing, U.S.A. Additional funding was provided by the Friends of the North Shore Library at Princeville.

Artist drawing a colorful Mandala on a reusable bag

Join us for a three-part collaborative art series designed for keiki & caregivers!

In our third and final program, international artist Ayala Wise will guide participants through the process of creating their own Mandala on a reusable library bag.

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.

To ensure we have enough supplies for all, please call the library or visit the Circulation Desk to sign up! This program is sponsored by the Princeville Public Library and the Friends of the North Shore Library at Princeville.

 

Book cover featuring woman in profile with bobbed hair and a gun against newspaper-style background

The Adult Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of every month. Our October read is Girl Waits with Gun, the first volume in the Kopp Sisters saga by Amy Stewart. Check out the plot summary below!

“Constance Kopp doesn’t quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs, and has been isolated from the world since a family secret sent her and her sisters into hiding fifteen years ago. One day a belligerent and powerful silk factory owner runs down their buggy, and a dispute over damages turns into a war of bricks, bullets, and threats as he unleashes his gang on their family farm. When the sheriff enlists her help in convicting the men, Constance is forced to confront her past and defend her family — and she does it in a way that few women of 1914 would have dared.”

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.

Book cover featuring black & white portrait of the author behind title

The Adult Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of every month. Our November read is My Life on the Road, a memoir by Gloria Steinem. Check out the plot summary below!

“Gloria Steinem had an itinerant childhood. When she was a young girl, her father would pack the family in the car every fall and drive across country searching for adventure and trying to make a living. The seeds were planted: Gloria realized that growing up didn’t have to mean settling down. And so began a lifetime of travel, of activism and leadership, of listening to people whose voices and ideas would inspire change and revolution.

My Life on the Road is the moving, funny, and profound story of Gloria’s growth and also the growth of a revolutionary movement for equality—and the story of how surprising encounters on the road shaped both. …In prose that is revealing and rich, Gloria reminds us that living in an open, observant, and “on the road” state of mind can make a difference in how we learn, what we do, and how we understand each other.”

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