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

Girl reading to dog

Beginning readers are invited to rock and roll over to the library and read to loving service dogs! It’s a great way to practice your reading skills and it’s fun!  Sign up a few minutes before the event.   This program is brought to you by Hawaii Fi-Do Service Dogs.

Children under the age of six 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.

Candyland game pieces and LEGOs

Come to the library on Thursday afternoons and have fun!  LEGO Club and Game and Puzzle Day occur on alternating Thursdays:

Game and Puzzle Day: June 14, 28, July 12                                                                                Come enjoy games or puzzles at the library!  We have games for both adults and kids over the age of 5.  Whether you like card games or board games, you’re bound to find the game for you!  Children’s games include Chutes and Ladders, Operation, Candyland, Polynesian Voyage, Uno and more.  We also have Jenga and Twister!  Adult and older children’s games include Monopoly, Scrabble, Cranium, Apples to Apples, playing cards, Charades and Telestrations.  If you don’t know how to play, we’ll teach you!

LEGO Club: June 7, 21, July 5                                                                                                                       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 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.

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.

Karaoke

Rock out at the library!  Yes, this is a rare opportunity to actually sing in the library.  We will have a simple set-up with a microphone, speakers and projected lyrics.  You will have great freedom in choosing a song by searching for karaoke songs in the computer!  If you can think of a song, you can probably find the karaoke version online.  Do keep in mind that there may be children present, so be aware that explicit lyrics will not be allowed.

Children under the age of six 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.

Join us for a fun exploration of music and sound!  Activities will include a giant piano mat, a xylophone made of jars, limbo game, musical instrument bingo and experiments with sound!  This event is fun for the whole family!

Children under the age of six 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.

Storyteller Ben Moffat

Celebrate the 2018 Summer Reading Program!

Storyteller Ben Moffat will entertain the audience in a performance that will use puppetry, stilts, magic, music, & movement. For over twenty years, Ben worked as a theatre professor at the Windward Community College and has performed across the United States and the world as a solo storyteller and with a dance-theatre troupe.

This 45-minute program is suitable for ages 4 & older. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i and the 2018 Summer Reading Sponsors. This is a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program with additional funding and support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the University of Hawaii.

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.

 

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