IMPORTANT ALERT! Aloha! The Aina Haina Public Library will be closed until further notice, while we repair damages to the library from the flood. We apologize for the inconvenience. Mahalo for your patience! We send good wishes to all of our neighbors who were affected by the flooding.

 

Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library

Address

67-1209 Mamalahoa Hwy 96743
808-887-6067

About

Welcome to the Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library! Designed by Team Pacific, Inc., our library opened in October 1978.  We are located on the campus of Waimea Elementary and Intermediate School. Our library was named after Thelma Parker, who inherited the Parker Ranch, the largest ranch on the Island of Hawaii.

Upcoming Events

Thelma Parker Memorial Library and the Kohala Poetry Club is hosting a Open Poetry Reading on April 25.  All poets and interested parties are welcomed to join us in an evening of poetry.

All poems to be submitted by April 20 to Joshua Bowman at:  dreamingwater808@yahoo.com

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.

Stories for Preschoolers

The Library hosts story time every Thursday for keikis, 2-5 and their families.  The program includes stories and songs with a simple craft activity to follow.  This enjoyable and bonding experience can provide opportunities for brain development and the building of friendships.  All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.  Special Events may be held in lieu of regularly scheduled programs.

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.

Free Comic Book Day logo

This library branch will be participating in Free Comic Book Day!  Just show your valid HSPLS library card and receive a free comic book of your choice, while supplies last.  Comic book selections this year include Avengers/Captain America, Disney Princess, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Pokemon, Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake, Star Wars Adventures, and more. Comic book selection may vary at participating branches.

This is the 17th anniversary of HSPLS’ participation in this annual all-ages event. Free Comic Book Day is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i, Gecko Books & Comics, and Collector Maniacs.

Join us for Movie Night!  Every second Wednesday of the month Thelma Parker hosts a new, ‘Just Released DVD’ movie.  This is a free program and opened to the community.  Come check out the big screen, big sound and air conditioned meeting room.  Don’t forget the popcorn!

Program schedule is subject to change.  Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

People sharing poetry

Hawaii Writers Guild present an evening of stories and poetry by members and invited guests.

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 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday 12:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 13
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 3
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 13
Magazines 52
Newspapers 4
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes