Salt Lake-Moanalua Public Library

Address

3225 Salt Lake Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96818, United States
808-831-6831

About

Welcome to the Salt Lake-Moanalua Public Library! A former storefront library across the street, our current  library opened on Aug. 29, 1992. Our two-story building houses some of the library system’s administrative and support office staff. It features beautiful murals of historic Salt Lake and Moanalua during ancient Hawaiian times by renowned local artist Patrick Ching.

Upcoming Events

Collage of college terms

Deborah Ching will show you how to maximize opportunities for your child to access a grade A education without jeopardizing your financial future. Ching is a consultant who has helped students receive over $3.5M in financial aid in the last two years.  Discover strategies for providing your child with an excellent and affordable education to help reverse Hawaii’s brain drain.

This is critical information for all families, certainly for those with high school age children, but especially for those with middle and elementary grade age children who will have the highest odds of succeeding in getting this money.  This financial aid is completely new so no one has any idea that it exists.  The colleges that provide it have a financial aid tab which allows families to calculate their estimated cost years in advance of their child graduating.

This free 90-minute informational program is sponsored by an anonymous donor.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

video games

Come play Wii in the library! The 2-hour event will be held every Wednesday afternoon. Sign-up required at the Reference Desk. Maximum number: 15 participants.

Program schedules are subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Pile of colored Lego bricks

Join the Children’s Librarian for our monthly Lego Club. No sign-in required. Kids are welcome to do free play or participate in the monthly theme challenge.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Hanafuda: traditional card game.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Meadow Gold Dairies' Lani Moo and Calci

Lani Moo & Calci Calcium will read aloud some of their favorite children’s stories. Afterwards, they will offer a simple craft activity for the keiki. This 45-minute program is suitable for ages 3 and older. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Sponsored by Meadow Gold Dairies.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

A picture of a dog and man nose to nose looking at each others faces. Miniature sized teenagers are walking across the dog's nose to the man's nose.

The Library hosts a movie on the last Monday of the month (except on State holidays) at 2:30 p.m. in our newspaper and magazine room. In this month’s movie Honey I Shrunk the Kids, an inventive professor accidentally shrinks his teenage kids plus the neighbor kids. Can they avoid be sucked into the vacuum cleaner? Will they be able to be restored to normal size? Program is suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Paint palette with brush

Self-directed workshop.  Bring your own supplies.  Sign-up is required. Limited to 6 participants. Class currently closed.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Children's Storytime

Creating life-long readers begins at a young age.  These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities that are designed to get kids ready to read. Children under 5 years old are encouraged to engage with the stories, and activities, and their grownups to participate in the program along with the children. All children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Theme given, self-directed. Sign up required. Bring your own supplies. Contact the library for information and supply list: 831-6831

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

video games

Come play Wii in the library! The 2-hour event will be held every Wednesday afternoon.

Program schedules are subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Money growing on a tree

Learn about financial literacy and why it is so important. Diane Refuerzo and her team of financial educators will be offering these classes at Salt Lake-Moanalua Library covering four major topics:

Oct. 16: Increase Cash Flow and Debt Management

Oct. 23: Building a Strong Financial Foundation and Proper Protection

Oct. 30: Building Wealth and Asset Accumulation

Nov. 6: Retirement Planning and Wealth Preservation

Each workshop will be held Monday evenings from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in the Magazine room of the library.

This free program is open to ages 18 and older.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Adult reading to three children

Join us for a special storytime event in celebration of Make a Difference Day. Volunteers from Ohana100 will read with keiki and engage in fun reading activities to promote literacy.  Free books will be given to children and teens (babies through age 18) during this event, while supplies last.

Ohana100 is a non-profit organization that promotes literacy and community services in Hawaii and New York. Over the years, they have provided free and gently used books to children and supported literacy initiatives in local communities.

Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

 

Photo credit: Ohana100

The Library hosts a movie on the last Monday of the month (except on State holidays) at 2:30 p.m. in our newspaper and magazine room. To find out the movie title, contact the library at 831-6831. Program is suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Paint palette with brush

Self-directed workshop.  Bring your own supplies.  Sign-up is required. Limited to 6 participants. Class currently closed.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

The Library hosts a movie on the last Monday of the month (except on State holidays) at 2:30 p.m. in our newspaper and magazine room. To find out the movie title, contact the library at 831-6831. Program is suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 10 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Hours

Date Time
Monday 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 99
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 4
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 16
Magazines 42
Newspapers 4
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes