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. 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.

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.

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

Preschool workshop

Get free resources about how to find quality, licensed preschools and child care providers on Maui. Learn about resources that can help you pay for preschool and child care, including the Preschool Open Doors program. Books will be read to keiki about learning and growing in the preschool environment, including the well-loved ‘Llama Llama’ book series by Anna Dewdney.

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.

Program is suitable for ages 5 and under. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

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.

 

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.

 

Adesina

The Maui Live Poets Society invites you to join them for poetry appreciation and open poetry reading. Recommended for ages 18 and over.

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.

 

One hour lecture on feng shui for wealth

Money can’t buy you love, but feng shui can help you with both.  Author Clear Englebert offers practical solutions for enhancing your bank account and your relationships! The talk explains various other aspects of feng shui concerned with harmony and prosperity. Englebert says “Love and money are the two topics I am most frequently asked about during presentations and consultations, and they are the two components most people want to change about their lives when they turn to feng shui. Everything in life is connected to love and money—family, home, friendships, career, travel.

Clear Englebert has taught feng shui in Hawai’i and California and consults on homes, gardens and commercial spaces throughout the Islands. He has been featured on television and in a variety of print media and has published various feng shui titles.

This free, one-hour program is sponsored by the Maui Friends of the Library.

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.

Chop Suey Jazz Orchestra

Join us for a fun evening of hip hop and funk with a Big Band sound, as well as contemporary and vocal jazz standards. Maui’s own Chop Suey Jazz Orchestra will fill the library with beautiful music!  The Chop Suey Jazz Orchestra is a group of local musicians who get together once a week for the love of Big Band jazz. They have performed at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Iao Theater, and many other community events.

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