Wahiawa Public Library

Address

820 California Ave, Wahiawa, HI 96786, United States
808-622-6345

About

Welcome to the Wahiawa Public Library! Designed by Arthur Kohara and built by Wahiawa Builders, our current library building opened on July 15, 1965. Wahiawa Public Library is the oldest library on Oahu; in 2015 it celebrated 75 years of service. As an important community information node, literacy, lifelong learning, and a love of reading remain vital to our library’s mission.

Upcoming Events

Knitting needles surrounded by balls of colorful yarn.

Join the Wahiawa Knitters every other Wednesday at 6:00pm for knitting, learning and sharing new knitting techniques, or just to talk story. We welcome knitters of all levels to join us for some fun.

 

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.

Join the Youth Services Librarian for a live reading of Alvin Schwartz’s classic Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and other ghostly stories perfect for Halloween. Filled with lots of super creepy imagery and plenty of jump scares, this book series continues to give nightmares to children and adults alike. For this event, the library will turn the lights out and attendees with gather around the storyteller campfire style to listen to the spookiest stories you’ve ever heard. Feel free to bring pillows, blankets, or stuffed animals and/or wear pajamas or comfy clothing, as this storytelling is meant to evoke a camp-out or sleepover feel.

Great for teens and older kids, this event is not recommended for children under the age of 8. The room will be very dark, with only minimal light, and the stories may be too intense and scary for very young children.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 7 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Free Film

Come to the library for a free Saturday morning matinee double feature of Scared Shrekless and Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie! Popcorn and refreshments will be served. The Kids’ Movie Double Feature is part of our Saturday morning Kids’ Hour that runs most Saturdays 10am to 11am. Suitable for children ages 3 to 11, but open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 7 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Ready to booooogie the night away?!?! Come join your fellow monsters, witches, and ghouls for a dance event at the library! Children ages 0 to 12 can participate in the accompanying costume contest with prior registration. Others are encouraged to dress up if they would like. Refreshments will be provided, and DJ Spooky Benz (aka the Youth Services Librarian) will spin some classic Halloween tunes to get all those wiggles out! Some prizes and goody bags will be given out to those in attendance. Costumes to be judged by a volunteer panel.

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Dance open to all ages; costume contest for children up to age 12 only. Reservations for costume contest required. Please call the library at 808-622-6345 to reserve your spot.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 7 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

craft supplies

Join the Youth Services Librarian in creating a fun craft for kids! Crafts change monthly according to theme, with this craft being themed for Halloween. Crafts will be easy for children to follow, and children are encouraged to use their creativity to create new crafts. Supplies will be provided by the library. Appropriate for ages 3 to 12. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. This program is part of our monthly rotation of activities for Kids’ Hour (10am on Saturdays).

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 7 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

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TEMPORARY TIME CHANGE DUE TO NOV 3 BOOK SALE!

Join our library for our monthly Lego Club! No sign up or registration is required. Kids are welcome to do free play or participate in the monthly theme challenge. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 7 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Various tabletop games

On Game Night, we break out our collection of new and fun board games, and let you and your family have at them. The games are set out for you to browse, and you’re welcome to play whichever one(s) you’d like, either with your friends and family or with other game lovers from the community.

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.

An inconvenient sequel

The Library hosts a movie on the last Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in our meeting room. 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 CLOSED – CLOSED
Tuesday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 18
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 2
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 20
Magazines 12
Newspapers 1
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store Yes
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes