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

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.

Uncle Wayne

Get ready to sing, dance, laugh, learn and have a rollicking good time with Uncle Wayne and the Howling Dog Band! For over two decades, Uncle Wayne has shared his music with the children of Hawaii.  He combines his professional career in early childhood education and his extensive knowledge of child development with a love and passion for music to create a dynamic experience for children and their families.

Sponsored by Maui Friends of the Library with additional funding from the Kay A. Edwards Memorial Fund.

Program is 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.

Lee Eisenstein with two guitars.

Celebrate the 2018 Summer Reading Program!

Lee Eisenstein is a renowned guitarist and Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner. He will discuss his life in music and perform various songs. Lee has been a featured artist at various local, national, and international music festivals.

This 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 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.

 

Joseph Narrowe

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

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.

Cartoon image of Mr. Kneel and friends

In celebration of the Statewide Summer Reading Program, Mr. Kneel will share his love for reading through beatbox and rhyme at four Maui libraries this July.

As a professional goofball, hip-hop emcee and beatboxer, “Mr. Kneel” (Neil McIntyre) creates music that inspires and uplifts, promoting learning and positive attitudes.  Come join the fun!

Sponsored by a generous grant from Maui Friends of the Library, this program is suitable for ages 5 and up.  Children must be accompanied by a parent or an 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.

Electro-acoustic composer Peter Swanzy

Music made from electronic sounds is less than 100 years old.  Electronic music began in a crude form based on the sounds of trains, radio waves, and by other hair-raising methods. Learn about the historical impact of electronic music in the early and mid-Twentieth Century, movements in art, and the pursuit of new sounds with Maui’s own electro-acoustic composer and media educator Peter Swanzy.

This program is co-sponsored by Ebb & Flow Arts and is suitable for teens and adults.

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.

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.

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