North Shore residents are extremely proud of their Princeville Library, built 20 years ago. This fully stocked, air-conditioned source for books is perfect for borrowing adult and children’s books while on vacation. A large magazine section and DVD rentals are an added bonus. Computer access and wifi make this an important resource for visitors and locals alike.
The Princeville Library is a perfect place to take your children to pick out books to read while visiting the Garden Island. This saves you from having to pack and carry heavy books when traveling. If rain is keeping you from the beach, this quiet sanctuary may be just the spot to while away a few hours.
Friends of the North Shore Library at Princeville is the local affiliate of Friends of the Library of Hawaii, an active group of library users and advocates which for years has supported Hawaii’s public libraries through funding for programs, books and supplemental materials. Four times a year this group offers books, puzzles, cds and dvds for sale at very reasonable prices. Book sales are held on the FIRST Saturday of March, June, September (first Sat. after labor day), and December. The selection is huge and is held in the back room of the library. If you are on island for one of these dates, do not miss it! The Princeville Library sale starts at 9:00 for members and 10:00 for nonmembers.
Princeville Library Sale Prices:
Hardcover books: $2.00
Paperback books: $1.00
Children and Young Adult books: $1.00
Jigsaw Puzzles: $2.00
Every child who comes to the sale has the opportunity to choose one book for free.
Money raised through the Friends’ fundraising efforts results in additional books, magazines, CDs, and DVDs for checkout at the library. Additionally, Friends’ funding supports quality programming, library beautification, furnishings, and community events.
If you miss the sale, check out the small selection of books for sale in the Princeville Food Court.
Princeville Library Speaker Programs:
The Friends of the Princeville Library also offer speaker programs, workshops and fun events for the community. Generally the speaker programs are on Wednesday nights and everyone is welcome. Click here for the calendar of events at the Princeville Library.
Princeville Library Hours:
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Closed Sunday and Monday
Princeville Library Location:
Directly next to the Princeville Shopping Center and right off the highway, you can not miss this impressive building. The address is: 4343 Emmalani Dr, Princeville, HI 96722. Plenty of parking is available.
Princeville Library Reviews:
“Wonderful little local library. Short-term visitor library cards available. Check the hours before you go. Pick up a calendar and enjoy the events!” Eileen W. July 2018
“Wonderful library , clean bathrooms, plenty of computers, amazing, educated and knowledgeable staff. Wonderful guest speakers and programs that are free to the public. Has printers and copiers. Wonderful large keiki area for play and learning. The book sales they have are out of this world!
Lots of free parking. Handicap parking and ramp entrance for those who need.” Diana E. April 2018
So, book lovers, take a peek. Once inside, you will see why north shore residents are so proud of our Princeville Library.
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