Waimea Public Library


9750 Kaumualii Hwy, Waimea, HI 96796, United States


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.

Upcoming Events

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Kamalama Parenting is a Hawaiian values-based parenting curriculum rooted in the understanding that parents are their children’s first teachers.  Participants will realize how much of their own values and belief systems contribute to their style of parenting.  Each class incorporates a Hawaiian value and positive parenting principles.  Lessons include stories, activities, and a talk story time. The class instructor will be Bridgette Orsatelli from Child & Family Service, who is trained in several parenting programs.

In order to keep the group interactive, registration is limited to 12 families.  If you are able to commit to attending all or most of the sessions, please sign up at the library.  Light refreshments will be served.

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

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Storyteller “Aunty Jan” Morimoto will tell new stories such as Wanda’s Teeth and Click Clack Moo as well as favorite classics like Empty Pot, Tutu and de Rolling Papaya, and many other funny folktales from around the world. Auntie Jan has been a professional storyteller for many years and has performed with various theatre groups and at storytelling festivals. This 45-minute program is suitable ages 5 and older. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i, Hawaii State Federal Credit Union, Meadow Gold Dairies, Hawaiian Electric Companies,  HMS Host, Hansen Distribution Group, Roberts Hawaii, Mitsunaga & Associates, Aloha United Way, & the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. 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.

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.


Date Time
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


Parking spots 9
Parking fee Free
Handicap parking spots 1
Book drop off Yes
Restrooms Yes


Computers 8
Magazines 11
Newspapers 2
WiFi Yes
Friends’ book store Yes
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes