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.

 

Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library

Address

400 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, United States
808-733-8488

About

Welcome to the Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library! Designed by Cyril Lemmon and Associates, we opened on July 11, 1952, at the Diamond Head end of the Ala Wai Canal. Known for its cathedral-like windows, our library serves “snow birds” during the winter from the mainland, Canada, and other visitors worldwide.

Upcoming Events

Join us for a special storytime with Anamika, a guest storyteller all the way from Singapore!  This storytelling will feature one story from China, one from India and one from Singapore.  Make a craft to take home after the stories!

Anamika grew up in Kenya, and has been fascinated by stories for as long as she can remember.  Marriage took her to India, and then to Singapore.  After working closely with children in a school environment for nine years, she has now become a full-time speech and drama teacher and an international Storyteller.  She is a member of Storytelling Association Singapore and Asian Storytelling Network.  She holds a distinction in Speech and Drama from Trinity Guildhall, London.  Anamika has worked with children in India, Africa, Singapore and at various festivals and events.

Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.  If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

Pile of colored Lego bricks

LEGO lovers join us for an hour of free play with LEGO Bricks.  No sign-up required.  We also have DUPLO bricks for preschool aged children.

Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult.

Join us for stories, songs and movement!  Make a simple craft to take home!  This program is best for toddlers to children in first grade.

Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.  If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.

Kanikapila

Sponsored by the Friends of Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library

Free and open to the public suitable for all ages

For more information call Kamaka Tom @ 808-772-6581

or message kamakatom@gmail.com

 

For special accommodations call 808-733-8488

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.

Hours

Date Time
Monday CLOSED – CLOSED
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday NOON – 7:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED – CLOSED

Access

Parking spots 18
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 1
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes

Services

Computers 15
Magazines 38
Newspapers 4
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services No