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.

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.

There’s a universe of stories and we want to know yours!

Join us for a storytime all about writing and get inspired to tell your own story. The craft will encourage children to use their imaginations to write their own stories. Finished stories can be turned in to the library to be part of our “What’s your story?” project, and will become entries into Wai‘anae Public Library’s summer reading lucky prize drawing.

Family storytimes will feature more crafts and activities for the six weeks of summer reading. This program is recommended for children in preschool and older but all are welcome. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

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.

 

Book worm reading under palm trees

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, except on State holidays. Toddler Time will not occur June 11, 2019.

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.

KTUH logo and turntable

A dance party that’s out of this world! DJs from KTUH will be at Wai‘anae Public Library to help us kick off the first week of summer reading. Dance the afternoon away and learn more about what it takes to be a DJ.

This program is suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

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.

DIY Nebula-in-a-Jar

“Camp out” at the library! This storytime will celebrate getting out into nature while enjoying our indoor glow-in-the-dark stars. The craft for the day will be a DIY galaxy jar so you can enjoy the night sky anytime.

Family storytimes will feature more crafts and activities for the six weeks of summer reading. This program is recommended for children in preschool and older but all are welcome. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

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.

colorful artist rendering of planets

All families have a story: an interesting history that will die unless you undertake the research and writing of that story.

Learn how one family undertook the task and created a book that generations from now will read through and be able to trace their ancestry back to 3 brothers who emigrated from Japan and settled in Honolulu at the turn of the 20th century; stories of murder, war, financial boons and disasters, struggles and triumphs.

Allen Awaya did just that, join us and learn how.

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.

Hip-hop emcee Mr. Kneel

In celebration of the 2019 Summer Reading Program!

Take a trip to “Outer Space” with Mr. Kneel and explore the limits of our collective Sci-Fi imaginations! Mr. Kneel is a professional speaker, Hip-Hop emcee, beatboxer, and goofball. He creates inspired original Hip-Hop music that assist educators & parents in promoting children’s social, emotional, and cognitive development.

This free 45-minute program is suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i and the 2019 Summer Reading Sponsors. This program is a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program with funding and support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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.

Underground Railroad book cover

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (2017) and the National Book Award, the #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave’s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. [from Amazon.com]

June is Audiobook Month, so we would like to encourage our readers to listen to this selection. We will discuss the book as well as the performance of the readers.

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.

Star Wars Reads Day

“In the near future, in a library not very far away…”

Join us for a Star Wars themed storytime with crafts and activities.

Family storytimes will feature more crafts and activities for the six weeks of summer reading. This program is recommended for children in preschool and older but all are welcome. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

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.

Vision board collage

Have fun expressing your dreams, thoughts, and feelings through collage!  Vision boards make one’s dreams become clearer, instill motivation, and can unleash one’s inner potential.  Magazines, scrapbooking paper, glue, scissors and one poster board will be available for each attendee.  This event is for teens ages 12-18.  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.  For a list of upcoming library events, visit www.librarieshawaii.org/events.

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