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Waianae Public Library

Address

85-625 Farrington Hwy, Waiʻanae, HI 96792, United States
808-697-7868

About

Welcome to the Waianae Public Library! Built by contractor Charles Windstedt, our library opened on Dec. 20, 1966 and is located next to the Waianae Fire Station and Waianae District Park. Our small library serves 44,000 residents on the Westside coast of Oahu from Nanakuli to Makaha. The library has a unique and extensive collection of Hawaiian quilt patterns.


Upcoming events at this branch

Cartoon caterpillar with books

Storytime for infants, toddlers, and their caregivers. Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and activities based on early literacy research and the Every Child Ready to Read Program. Learn how talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing help get your child ready to read. This program is intended for children 0 -3 years old. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Toddler Time will be held on Tuesdays at 9:30 am.  See you there!

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change

Hawaii's White Tern bookcover

Marine biologist, author, and sailor, Susan Scott has been writing and studying Hawai’i’s wildlife for many years. We all read her column in the Honolulu Star Advertiser “Ocean Watch” and many have read her books; Hawaii’s Kolea, All Stings Considered and her memoir Call Me Captain, to name a few. Scott has turned her eye to the beautiful native Hawaiian seabird Manu-o-Ku. Join us to learn about this success story of recovery.

Toddler Time logo

Toddler Time is all ready for a new year with a new look and a new Children’s Librarian.

Children ages 0-3 and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, music and dancing! Each toddler time is based on early literacy research and the Every Child Read to Read program.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change. For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

Are you a reader? Do you like to talk about what you read?  Do you enjoy the company of other readers?  If so, please join us on the second Wednesday of the month when we discuss our monthly book selection.  We read a variety of titles all selected by our members.  All are welcome to join; you may come to all the discussions or just select those titles of interest to you.

February’s selection is The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek a novel by Kim Michele Richardson.  “Richardson’s latest work is a hauntingly atmospheric love letter to the first mobile library in Kentucky, and the fierce, brave Pack Horse librarians who wove their way from shack to shack dispensing literacy, hope, and–just as importantly–a compassionate human connection.” Quote from the book jacket by Sara Gruen.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date. We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations. All programs are subject to change. For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events

Teen in newspaper dress

Showcase your artistic abilities while promoting recycling.  Teens design a wearable outfit or garment that incorporates recycled materials once destined for the dumpster.

This event is for 7–12th graders.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days prior to the program date.  We will make every attempt to fulfill all requests for accommodations.  All programs are subject to change.

Hours

Date Time
Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED - CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 19
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 2
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 14
Magazines 46
Newspapers 1
WiFi Yes
Friends' book store Yes
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes