Waialua Public Library

Address

67-068 Kealohanui St, Waialua, HI 96791, United States
808-637-8286
Photo of Waialua branch building

About

Welcome to the Waialua Public Library! Built by Isamu Abe Construction, our current library is the smallest public library on Oahu. In 1997, the Public Library Association (division of American Library Association) honored it as the “Best Small/Rural Library in America.” In 2013, our library celebrated its 85th Anniversary in grand-style.


Upcoming events at this branch

Children's Storytime

Join us Saturday at 10:00am for story time! We’ll sing songs, read a few simple stories, then make a craft or do an activity. Great fun for 2 – 5 year-olds and their parents or caregivers.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.

Book Sale Image - Older Books

Join the Readers Group at the Waialua Public Library on the fourth Thursday of every month from 9:30am-10:30am to discuss the book of the month, and engage in lively (and respectful) discourse with other readers.

The book for July 25th is North Woods, by Daniel Mason.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.

Storyteller Joe Miller

Celebrate Summer Reading! Our summer theme is E Heluhelu Kākou; Moʻolelo, and Hawaii’s public libraries will be celebrating the rich and varied stories that shape our communities.


Join storyteller Joe Miller for a storytelling bouquet of myths and stories to pique our imaginations. Experience the following:

  • Maui and Mahuika Goddess of Fire
  • Steadfast Tin Soldier: A Love Story
  • The Red Hand, Rolling Head, and Other Ghouls
    from a
    Palama Boyhood
  • Raven Steals the Light
  • Erysichthon and the Sacred Oak of Demeter

Joe Miller has been telling stories inside and outside of the classrooms for twenty years. He has performed as a mime, actor and juggler in schools and festivals throughout Hawai‘i.


Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i. This is a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program with additional funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the University of Hawaii.


Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. Program schedule is subject to change.

Letter written with a fountain pen

Join the Writers Group at the Waialua Public Library every 2nd Thursday from 9:30am-11:00am to discuss the monthly writing topic, share your work, and get feedback from other writers. The theme for August 8th is “When Things Just Don’t Work Out”.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.

Hours

Date Time
Monday CLOSED - CLOSED
Tuesday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Wednesday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Friday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Sunday CLOSED - CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 0
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 1
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 7
Magazines 44
Newspapers 5
WiFi Yes
Friends' book store No
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No

In observance of the Statehood Day holiday, all public libraries will be closed on Friday, August 16, 2024.

In observance of the Labor Day holiday, all public libraries will be closed from Saturday to Monday, August 31 to September 2, 2024.