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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 (see article below)!

Incentive awards and ongoing registration: Sunday, June 5 through Friday, July 15. This is the 6th & last week of the SRP.


The library will host numerous events over the summer. Get in the SRP mood by joining in these free events!



Check out these fun programs designed especially for our keiki!

On Your Mark, Get Set, READ! Activity Fair:

Wednesday, July 13, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Celebrate Summer Reading at our first-ever fair. Make crafts, pose for silly photos, draw, step into our reading vehicle, ship or rocket, listen to stories, and more!

Read-Along Thursday: each Thursday, from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m., parents or caregivers can drop by the Children's Room to read and play with their keiki! An array of books, coloring sheets, and puzzles will be out for use.

Family Film Friday: each Friday, starting at 2:30 p.m., a G- or PG-rated movie will be shown in the Children's Room. Last movie on Friday, July 15 is The Borrowers.

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.


Family story times featuring stories, rhymes, and crafts are being held on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. 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., (except Nov. 18 which is the third Friday). Meetings are in the FKPL book store located at the east end of the library's ground level. Participants are encouraged to borrow and read the books in advance.

Scheduled book discussions are:

Aug. 12 -- Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Sept. 9 - Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua

October 14 - West With the Night by Beryl Markham

November 18 - The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin

No meeting in December.



Tuesday, July 19 at 12 noon in the bookstore on the parking lot level. Current and new members are welcome to the meeting.


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

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/parking lot level: Paperbacks: $0.50, hardcover: $1.00 or priced as marked. Additionally CDs and DVDs are $1.00 each. Cash only.

Indoor book sale: the indoor book sale is located inside the library (along the wall on the Koko Head Avenue side) during library open hours with the same great prices as the book store. You can pay in the black box on the left side of the shelf. FKPL and the library thank you for your support!


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. Call to schedule an appointment in August or later.


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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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
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
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

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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