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.

  • May 22, 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.

  • May 22, 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.

Assistance Dog with Book
  • June 6, 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
  • June 6, 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.

 

Uncle Wayne

Celebrate the 2019 Summer Reading Program, “A Universe of Stories” with Maui’s own Uncle Wayne and the Howling Dog Band!  Get ready to sing, dance, laugh, learn and have a rollicking good time! 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.  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.

Slack key guitarist Jeff Peterson

In Celebration of the 2019 Summer Reading Program!

Jeff Peterson will perform guitar tunes that celebrate Polynesian navigation, the Haleakalā mountain, the Aurora Borealis, and play original music including “Hawaiian Skies” from “The Descendants” film soundtrack. Jeff will also share stories of this grandfather who was a lecturer at the Bishop Museum Planetarium.

Jeff was born on Maui and introduced to the rich heritage of Hawaiian music by his father on the Haleakalā Ranch. He has contributed to two Grammy Award-winning recordings and has been honored with nine Na Hōkū Hanohano Awards.

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.

Assistance Dog with Book
  • July 6, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 3:00pm on day 6 of the month, repeating indefinitely

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  • Contact: 808-243-5766

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.

 

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