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 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.

 

Electronic devices

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.

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.

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

This class has been cancelled. We will repost this training program when a new date is confirmed. Mahalo for your understanding.

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

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.

To sign up for this training class, click here OR call or visit the library.

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

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.

 

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.

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

The Adult Book Club’s 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.

Please note: The Adult Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of every month. We have changed to the third week for this program only, due to Halloween.

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.

Rainbow-colored musical notes floating on a white background

HOLD ON TO YOUR HATS! Keiki Dance Party is back!

Come on over to the library and dance to your own beat! We’ve got the music; you’ve got the moves!

This dance party is close to Halloween, so feel free to dress up and show us your best costume.

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

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.

Origami crane

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 origami.

Come back in November to make your own Mandala 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 with white flowers blooming amongst the snow

Join us as we welcome author Michelle A. Carter as she presents on her new memoir From Under the Russian Snow.

From Under the Russian Snow is a searing personal memoir blended with gutsy reporting and canny observation of contemporary life in the emerging democracy of pre-Putin Russia. It would be just a coming-of-(middle) age story, sprawled across the eleven time zones of the planet’s largest country — if life hadn’t intervened.”

Ms. Carter retired in 2012 after 15 years as an instructor of journalism and communications and advisor to the award-winning student newspaper, The Argonaut, at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont. During 1995, she served as the United States Information Agency journalist-in-residence at the Russian-American Press and Information Center in Moscow, Russia.

The views expressed in this presentation are those of the speaker and do not constitute an endorsement by the Hawai‘i State Public Library System. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the North Shore Library at Princeville as part of the Dotty Nakea Memorial Speaker Program. Summary and bio provided by the author.

 

 

 

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 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.

Rainbow-colored musical notes floating on a white background

We’re dancin’, dancin’, dancin’ in the library light! Tap dance, swing dance, waltz or freestyle your way to the library for another rockin’ dance party!

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

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.

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