Temporary closures

The Naalehu Public Library will be closed from September 16 to October 2, 2019, and re-open at 10:00am on October 3, 2019 in a new temporary location in the Naalehu State Office Building. The temporary closure and relocation are necessary to kick off the long-awaited Naalehu Public Library expansion project.

The Naalehu Public Library expansion project is a partnership between the Hawaii State Public Library System, the Friends of the Library of Hawaii, and the United States Department of Agriculture which provided grant funding to expand the building. Expected to take a year to complete, the new library will be triple the size of the current library.

During the temporary closure of the library (September 16 to October 2, 2019), the book drops will be open. All previously scheduled programs for the closure period are cancelled. Naalehu Public Library staff will work on rescheduling new programs once the temporary site is opened. Fines for books and materials due during the closure period will be waived. We apologize for any inconvenience the closure and program cancellations may cause our patrons.

Upon reopening on October 3, 2019, the Naalehu Public Library will continue the same public service schedule, except on Hawaii County Council Committee and Council Meeting days. Except for these meeting dates, the Naalehu Public Library’s hours will be Monday and Wednesday 9:00am – 5:00pm, Tuesday and Thursday 10:00am – 6:00pm, Friday 12:00pm – 5:00pm. Closed on Saturday and Sunday. For more details about the dates and times of the Hawaii County Council meetings, please visit: hawaiicounty.gov

Liliha Public Library is currently closed for major renovations. Repairs and improvement work is being done on both the interior and exterior of the building. This project started in January 2019 and is anticipated to last until Spring of 2020. We understand that the extensive closure does create a hardship for our users and apologize for this inconvenience as we work through multiple building issues for this project.

Patrons are encouraged to visit neighboring libraries in Kalihi, Manoa and McCully. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to improve your library.