Welcome to the Waimea Public Library! Designed by architect Guy Rothwell, our 3,724 sq. ft. library is located on Kaumualii Highway across from Waimea High School. One of the smallest libraries in the state library system, Waimea Public Library supports a diverse and ever-changing community.
Every Thursday morning, we welcome families with young children ages 0 to 5 years to participate in storytime or playgroup at the library. Please ask the library staff if you would like to know which type of program will be happening this week.
Storytime: The librarian will present an interactive program featuring stories and songs, followed by a group activity (e.g. process art, simple craft, or free play).
Playgroup: The library’s collection of toys and puzzles are available for little ones to play with their grownups and other friends!
Young children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Please notify the library at least 7 days in advance if you need special accommodation.
Storyteller Jeff Gere will share silly stories, participatory stories, and possibly a slightly spooky story. This free 45-minute program is suitable for ages 3 and up. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Jeff blends his talents as painter, puppeteer, and mime into performances which have electrified audiences in Hawaii for over 25 years. He founded and produced Talk Story Festival (Hawaii’s largest storytelling celebration) as well as Story TV and Talk Story Radio. He has taught Storytelling at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and has told stories around the world!
Sponsored by the Friends of Waimea Public Library. This program is a production of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Outreach College Statewide Cultural Extension Program with funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
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.
The documentary Saving `Ōhi`a: Hawai`i’s Sacred Tree will be screened, followed by a Q & A session. For more information, visit rapidohiadeath.org.
All programs are subject to change. If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, contact the library at least 7 days before the program date.
|Monday||12:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
|Tuesday||9:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||12:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||CLOSED - CLOSED|
|Sunday||CLOSED - CLOSED|
|Handicap parking spots||1|
|Book drop off||Yes|
|Friends' book store||Yes|
|Free computer classes||Yes|
|Test proctoring services||Yes|