Kapaa Public Library will be without public phone service as of Monday, January 13, 2020 until further notice. We apologize for this inconvenience to the Kapaa area library users.
“It’s incredible that a middle school girl on Lana‘i could have access to all of the books in the Hawaii State Public Library System statewide, for free!”
I grew up on Lanaʻi and loved the library. Lanaʻi is a small place and has only one library – the Public Library. I was an avid reader and would always participate in the summer reading programs, getting small prizes for keeping and completing a reading log. At an early age, I learned how to request books from other libraries across the state. I found it incredible that a middle school girl on Lanaʻi could have access to all of the books in the Public Library System statewide, for free! I still find this quite amazing! My fondness for libraries continues to this day, and I am grateful to all of the staff and volunteers who make these libraries into welcoming and accessible places.