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Summer Reading Program (SRP) at Kaimuki Public Library starts Tuesday, May 31, with registration week!

Register and read at least 20 minutes per week at your reading level for the week and receive an incentive at the SRP desk for your age division. Keep it up for at least 4 of the 6 weeks, and receive a free book at the end of SRP!

You may register a pre-reader and read to him or her to claim age-appropriate prizes for the child. There will also be special events--stay tuned for information!

Divisions and Themes:

Adult: Exercise Your Mind Age 18 and up

Young Adult: Get In the Game Grade 6 through 12

Children: On Your Mark, Get Set…Read! Kindergarten through Grade 5

Early Literacy: On Your Mark, Get Set…Read! Birth-to-pre-K participants may have someone read to them to claim an age-appropriate incentive.


Pre-registration: Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 3

Incentive awards and ongoing registration: Sunday, June 5 through Friday, July 15

Closed for holidays: Friday, June 10; Sunday, July 3; and Monday, July 4



On Monday, May 2, at 3:30 p.m., Captain Mark and his two inflatable (and explorable) Hawaiian Monk Seals will inform keiki all about these wonderful creatures through an innovative, interactive program, including stories about the lives and personalities of these Hawaiian Monk Seals. This event will be held in the Adult Reading Area.

After the presentation, attendees will be given the opportunity to explore inside the inflatable seals.

Toddler through middle school. Young children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sponsored by Friends of Kaimuki Public Library.


On Monday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m., Julia Keiko Matsui Higa Estrella, author of Being Local in Hawaii: Talking Story with Julia of Claremont: Inspirational Stories from the Heart, will present on her book and hold a "talk story" open forum in the Adult Reading Area. The second edition of this autobiographical book colorfully relates Ms. Estrella's career as an activist and her views on a range of aspects of her life.

Copies of the book will be available for $20.00 each (cash only) with the assistance of Friends of Kaimuki Public Library. The author will donate a portion of the proceeds to FKPL.

Free admission. Recommended for adults. Children must be accompanied by an adult.



On Tuesday, May 24, at 3:00 p.m., storyteller Vicky Dworkin will share folktales that inspired some of Shakespeare's best known plays. Actors Hewitt Reynolds and Melinda Maltby Purdy will recite lines from the plays that grew from those tales. This event will be held in the Juvenile section. Ages 8 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Family story times featuring stories, rhymes, and crafts are being held on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. except for May 29 during the Memorial Day weekend closure (see below).

The May 22 story time and craft will focus on Shakespeare's fairies and jesters with fairy wands, wings, and jester hats.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Please call the library 2 weeks prior to any library program to request a sign-language interpreter or other special accommodation if needed.


Interested readers are invited to join the Kaimuki Public Library Book Club along with volunteers from the Friends of the Library of Hawaii and Friends of Kaimuki Public Library (FKPL). Monthly discussion meetings are held on the second Friday morning of each month, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., in the FKPL book store located at the east end of the library's basement. Participants are encouraged to borrow and read the books in advance.

Scheduled book discussions are:

May 13: The Boston girl (Diamant, Anita) - HSPLS has e-book, print, and audiobook (CD and downloadable).

June 17: Murder leaves its mark: a Hawaiʻi mystery (Kneubuhl, Victoria N.) - HSPLS has print.


From Sunday, May 22 to Friday, June 17, stop by the library lobby to view some photos taken by Kamehameha High School photography students that will be on display there.


Thirty-one panels with images depicting past clothing fashions that appeared in Hawaiʻi magazines such as Honolulu Magazine, Hana Hou, and Oahu are on display in the Young Adult Room.



Revenue from FKPL book sales goes to help Kaimuki Public Library serve you with library events, public office supplies, and more! You can get yourself some good reads economically while supporting a worthy cause in the following ways:

Pop-up book sale: on Sunday, June 5, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m., FKPL will hold a pop-up book-and-media sale in the FKPL book store, at the east end of the building on the lower level. Most items will be priced under $1.00 (cash only).

Weekly book store: FKPL's book store is open every Tuesday except holidays, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., in the east end of the library's basement: Paperbacks: $0.50 Hardcover: $1.00 Or priced as marked. Additionally CDs and DVDs are $1.00 each. Cash only, please.

Indoor book sale: the indoor book sale is located inside the library (along the wall that parallels Koko Head Avenue) during library open hours with the same great prices as the book store.

FKPL and the library thank you for your support!


Tutorial appointments are filled through June. Please inquire in May for July availability. Tutorials are held on Friday mornings (10:00 or 11:00 a.m.; 1 hour max) and cover essential computer use, e-mail, surfing the Web, Microsoft Office basics, or any other introductory computer-use topic of your choice. A valid HSPLS card in good standing is necessary in order to participate.


In observance of Memorial Day, all public libraries will be closed on Saturday, May 28, Sunday, May 29, and Monday, May 30.

The bookdrops in the Kaimuki Public Library upper parking lot will be locked starting at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27, and reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31. During that time, the book return by the front door will remain available for the return of books only. Library materials will not be due on the closure dates, so please wait until the library re-opens to return library materials. Thank you for your cooperation.


Sunday 10 am -- 5 pm

Mon & Tue 10 am -- 8 pm

Wed & Thu 10 am -- 6 pm

Friday 1 pm -- 5 pm

Closed every Saturday.

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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
Sat & State Holidays - Closed

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Branch Manager -- Maile Davis
Children's Librarian -- Melissa LePage
Reference Librarian -- Christin Lozano
Reference Librarian -- Peter Kanehiro
Young Adult Librarian -- Roberta Schmitz

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 733-8422. 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:
In person: bring library material to renew
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

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