Wailuku Public Library

Address

251 S High St, Wailuku, HI 96793, United States
808-243-5766

About

Welcome to the Wailuku Public Library! Designed by architect C. W. Dickey with a high, steep roof to facilitate air circulation, our library opened on Aug. 6, 1929. We are the first public library in Maui County and located within the Wailuku Civic Center Historic District.  A state-of-the-art Maui Bookmobile funded by the Maui Friends of the Library is based here.


Upcoming events at this branch

Cartoon caterpillar reading a book

Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, along with their caregivers, are invited to join us for our weekly storytime!  It’s the perfect time for keiki to make friends and gain early literacy skills! Each week, we share stories, songs, action rhymes, fingerplays and crafts! Program is suitable for ages 5 and under. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

Cartoon caterpillar reading a book

Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, along with their caregivers, are invited to join us for our weekly storytime!  It’s the perfect time for keiki to make friends and gain early literacy skills! Each week, we share stories, songs, action rhymes, fingerplays and crafts! Program is suitable for ages 5 and under. 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.

  • March 20, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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School’s out early on Wednesdays, so please join us for a free after school movie! A different film is chosen each week, including new releases, Disney and Pixar titles, and other animated or family-friendly films. Most films are rated up to PG, but we do occasionally play PG-13 titles. Please contact the library to find out what movie will be playing this week.

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.

  • March 20, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

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School’s out early on Wednesdays, so please join us for a free after school movie! A different film is chosen each week, including new releases, Disney and Pixar titles, and other animated or family-friendly films. Most films are rated up to PG, but we do occasionally play PG-13 titles. Please contact the library to find out what movie will be playing this week.

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.

Ian O’Sullivan is a classically-trained guitarist and composer from the North Shore of O’ahu.  Well-versed in Hawaiian music and the ‘ukulele, in addition to the Western classical repertoire, Ian has performed internationally as well as throughout the United States including Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall.  In 2013, Ian released his first solo album “Born and Raised,” featuring his original compositions written for specific places and stories from the North Shore of O’ahu.

This program is produced by the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program and is sponsored by Maui Friends of the Library.

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.

Husband and wife reading a newspaper together

Technology is extending our lives, and you may have to re-think assumptions about retirement, longevity and your future finances. This free one-hour seminar will provide eye-opening insights about the impact of the future on your life as a retiree. It will discuss retirement plans, strategies and checklists that will help keep you on track with your goals.

Lis Arcienega, a Maui resident, is an insurance advisor and financial strategist. She strives to help families, individuals and our communities become financially literate. 

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.

Assistance Dog with Book
  • April 4, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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Children in grades 1-5 will have the opportunity to read to registered therapy dogs and/or dogs in training from Assistance Dogs of Hawaii. It is a unique approach to make reading fun for children, with the ultimate goal of improving literacy skills and building self-confidence. Parents must pre-register for 15-minute time slots, and a parent/caregiver must be present during the session.

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.

Open book
  • April 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm
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The Maui Live Poets Society invites you to join them for poetry appreciation and open poetry reading. Recommended for ages 18 and over.

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.

 

Assistance Dog with Book
  • April 6, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 3:00pm on day 6 of the month, repeating indefinitely

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Children in grades 1-5 will have the opportunity to read to registered therapy dogs and/or dogs in training from Assistance Dogs of Hawaii. It is a unique approach to make reading fun for children, with the ultimate goal of improving literacy skills and building self-confidence. Parents must pre-register for 15-minute time slots, and a parent/caregiver must be present during the session.

 

Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library (10 days for Oahu; 15 days for neighbor islands) in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.

 

Long term care sign with stethoscope on a table

With people living longer than ever before, having long term care in place is a growing concern. This free 40-minute seminar will discuss what long term care entails, how to evaluate and assess your long term care needs, and how to navigate through all the available options, to help you make the right decision for yourself.

Lis Arcienega, a Maui resident, is an insurance advisor and financial strategist. She strives to help families, individuals and our communities become financially literate. 

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

Access

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

Services

Computers 13
Magazines 68
Newspapers 10
WiFi Yes
Friends' book store No
Free computer classes No
Meeting rooms No
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes