Waimea Public Library

Address

9750 Kaumualii Hwy, Waimea, HI 96796, USA
808-338-6848
Waimea Public Library

About

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.


Ohana Readers and Imagination Library logosThe Waimea Public Library participates in ʻOhana Readers, a literacy program that focuses on reading with family as an affiliate program of Dolly Partonʻs Imagination Library. The program offers high-quality, age-appropriate Imagination Library books each month to children who are under the age of five.

Dolly Partonʻs Imagination Library program is a zip code based mailing program. Families must live in these specific Kauai zip codes to participate. 

To register, click your ZIP code to download the registration form or visit the library. You may return the form by mail or drop it off at the branch. The participating library will also offer programs that complement the books the children receive, and will provide other activities to promote literacy and reading.

For more information, go to the ‘Ohana Readers website.


Upcoming events at this branch

Image of typewriter with words "Stories Matter"

Please note that this group usually meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month, but will meet exceptionally on May 29th instead.

Do you need a gentle kickstart for that novel you’ve been meaning to write? Or would you like feedback on your work-in-progress? If so, consider joining our new writers’ group!

The West Side Writers’ Group is open to adults who write creative fiction, nonfiction, and/or poetry. We will begin with a writing warm-up, then the rest of our time is for sharing work and giving feedback.

Although writing is usually a solitary activity, it can be helpful to join a community that cares deeply about the written word. Please note that this is not a formal class, but a casual workshop to offer and receive encouragement.

For ages 18 and up.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.

 

"Year of the Forest Birds" logo

2024 is officially Ka Makahiki o Nā Manu Nahele (Year of the Forest Birds). A specialist from the Kaua‘i Forest Bird Recovery Project will share information about Hawai‘i’s birds, the threats they face, and efforts to resist extinction. The interactive program will also allow you to hear the different birdsongs, watch a brief documentary featuring hula and other practices related to forest birds, take a virtual field trip to a conservation center, and view some creative clips of a youth video challenge on forest birds. Stickers and activity sheets will be offered.

This free one-hour event is suitable for ages 5 and older.

For a complete schedule of “Year of the Forest Birds” programs, view our online events calendar.


Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required. Program schedule is subject to change.

Hours

Date Time
Monday 12:00PM-4:00PM & 5:00PM-7:00PM -
Tuesday 9:00AM-12:00PM & 1:00PM-4:00PM -
Wednesday 12:00PM-4:00PM & 5:00PM-7:00PM -
Thursday 9:00AM-12:00PM & 1:00PM-4:00PM -
Friday 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Saturday CLOSED - CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED - CLOSED

Access

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

Services

Computers 4
Magazines 3
Newspapers 2
WiFi Yes
Friends' book store Yes
Free computer classes Yes
Meeting rooms Yes
Photocopying Yes
Test proctoring services Yes

In State observance of the King Kamehameha I Day holiday, all public libraries will be closed on Tuesday, June 11, 2024.

In State observance of the Memorial Day holiday, all public libraries will be closed May 25 to 27, 2024.