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Celebrate summer with free movies on Tuesday evenings in the staff parking area under the Harding Avenue side of the building. Free snacks will be provided courtesy of Friends of Kaimuki Public Library. Movie fans may bring their own snacks.

June 24, 6:00 p.m.: Star Wars: The Clone Wars (PG) -- animated

July 1, 5:30 p.m.: A League of Their Own (PG) -- baseball comedy/drama

July 8, 6:00 p.m.: October Sky (PG) -- true story of a boy growing up in the 1950s in West Virginia

July 15, 5:30 p.m.: Mr. Holland's Opus (PG) -- music, drama

July 22, 5:00 p.m.: A Passage to India (PG) -- literary epic based on the book by E. M. Forster

July 29, 6:00 p.m.: American Graffiti (PG) -- comedy, drama. Classic American summer movie.


Story time will be every Sunday through July 27 (except for July 6) at 10:30 a.m. Listen to stories and make crafts. Children through age 7 accompanied by an adult are welcome.


To kick off Star Wars Week (June 22 through 27), three Imperial Storm Troopers of the 501st Legion Star Wars costuming group will be available for picture-taking in the parking area under the Harding Avenue side of the building on Sunday, June 22, from1:00 to 4:00 p.m


This 60-minute program features projects that use simple equipment and tools found at hardware and craft stores to learn about science, technology, engineering, art and math, and will be held on Wednesday, June 25, at 3:30 p.m. Ages 8 and up. Sponsored by HouseMart Ace Hardware and Ben Franklin Crafts.


The University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy will conduct a 45-minute interactive activity using a scale model to show the distances and planet sizes on Friday, July 11, at 3:00 p.m. All ages welcome.


The Sandra Wong String Studio will present "Spark a Love of Music" on Sunday, July 13, at 2:00 p.m.


You can still register for the Summer Reading Program (SRP) at the Adult, Young Adult, or Children's SRP desks. This year's themes are: Adult--"Literary Elements"; Young Adult (Teens) -- "Spark A Reaction"; and Children's--"Fizz, Boom, Read!"

Read at least one book per week, then take your SRP book log to the appropriate SRP desk to claim a weekly prize. Receive a weekly age-appropriate prize for your pre-reader when you read to them!

Last day: Friday, July 18

Registration is free. Sponsored by Friends of the Library of Hawaiʻi, Friends of Kaimuki Public Library, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Outreach College, and other generous members of the community.


Patty Pavel Lenz of the art studio Red Door Artz will present on shadow art on Thursday, July 17, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the covered parking area under the Harding Avenue side of the building.


Friends of Kaimuki Public Library will hold a general membership meeting in the Young Adult Room (Green Room) on Monday, July 14, at 6:00 p.m


All public libraries will be closed for the Independence Day weekend Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 4 through 6.



Donations to the Friends of Kaimuki Public Library are used for the support and promotion of the library. Drop off book and media donations during our open hours only, please; you may leave items at our back door/loading dock, just not on Saturdays or holidays. We will be able to provide you with a donation receipt.

The library accepts: all Hawaiian and Pacific materials regardless of condition; books, records, CDs and DVDs in good condition; magazines from the last 6 months. Note: all National Geographic and magazines of Hawaiian /Pacific subjects accepted).

We don't accept: VHS /cassette tapes; encyclopedias, textbooks, law or medical books more than 5 years old; materials that are damaged, moldy, dirty or bug infested.


Story time will be every Sunday through July (except holidays) at 10:30 a.m. Children 7 yrs old and under can listen to stories and make crafts. All children should be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.


Sunday 10 am -- 5 pm, EXCEPT closed November 10th*

Mon & Tue 10 am -- 8 pm, EXCEPT closed November 11th*

Wed & Thu 10 am -- 6 pm, EXCEPT closed November 28th*

Friday 1 pm -- 5 pm

Always Closed on Saturdays

About Kaimuki Public Library
The mission of the Hawaii State Public Library System is to provide Hawaii's residents, in all walks of life, and at each stage of their lives, with access to education, information, programs and services, and to teach and nurture the love of reading and the habit of life-long learning.

Sun - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Mon - 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Tues - 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Wed. - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thurs.- 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Fri- 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (beginning 12/7/2012)
Sat & State Holidays - Closed

Library Cards
You may apply for a library card at any Hawaii public library. The initial card is FREE for Hawaii residents. Cards are also free for military personnel and their dependents with a copy of orders. The resident card replacement fee is $5.00. Resident library cards must be renewed every five years. There is no charge for the renewal.

Branch Manager -- Maile Davis
Reference Librarian -- Jeffery Eldredge
Reference Librarian -- Cora Kelly
Children's Librarian -- Melissa LePage
Young Adult Librarian -- Baron Baroza

Library Cards
first one free, replacement $5.00
Loan Period
3 weeks for books and CDs
1 week for DVDs/ videos
View more information on Borrowing, Returning & Renewing Materials
Overdue fines
25 cents per day for all ages for books, CDs, DVDs/videos
Rental fees
$1.00 per week for DVDs and videos



Children's Storytimes
Most Sundays at 10:30 am, call 733-842. Enjoy stories and a simple craft.

Internet Computers -- one hour sessions with valid library card
13 internet computers for the public, one w/ ADA accommodations... printing available, donations requested
Click here for commonly asked questions regarding PC Reservations
Reserve a PC here

Loan Renewals:
On person with library material or call 733-8422, then press "0" -- have your library material with you when calling. For online renewals, use and "my account" and your library card no.

Book Drops -- for after business hours -- one by the front door or drive-up book drop in the upper parking lot

Friends of the Kaimuki Library -- support group for the library
-- Members and officers needed
-- Ongoing book sale bookshelf - $1.00 per book

2 Photocopiers
** 20 cents per page

2 Microfilm Reader/Printers
** 15 cents per page

Ongoing Book Sale
** Friends of Kaimuki Library

The Hawaii State Public Library System provides the following enhanced services for library users. Click on the service in which you are interested for more information.

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