Our Summer Reading Program is not Just for Kids. It’s for All Ages!


  • Adults and teens may select a free book or CD for their prize. To win you need to borrow, read, and return an adult level book (or young adult level or higher for teens). Maximum of one prize per visit.
  • Children 12 and under get a prize for every 5 books they read (or that are read to them). Sign-up at the circulation desk to receive your punch card. Prizes include toys and other goodies. The top readers will also each receive a grand prize! Maximum of one prize per visit.

The program begins June 3rd and ends August 30th.

Makiki Community Library Hours
Wednesdays 2-6 pm
Saturdays 12-4 pm
Sundays 12-4 pm


Used Book Sale and Easter Egg Hunt

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The book sale will be on Saturday, March 28 from 9 — 4 p.m. and Sunday, March 29 from noon — 4p.m. inside the Makiki Community Library. Prices are just 25 cents to $2 for children’s books, 50 cents to $2 for adult fiction, and $1 to $10+ for non-fiction. $1 for CDs. $2 for DVDs. Discount for multiple purchases. Members of The Friends of the Makiki Community Library can enter a half-hour earlier on Sunday.

Also on Saturday, will be the 7th Annual Makiki Easter Egg Hunt & Community Food Drive from 9:00am to 11:00am. Bring a canned food donation for the Parish of St. Clement’s Food Pantry and join the Easter festivities in the park including a Easter egg hunt (up to age 12), photos with the Easter bunny, face painting, crafts, and other keiki activities. Registration for the Easter Egg Hunt is at 9 a.m. (held in the Makiki District Park). Free. Call 393-0594 for questions about the Easter festivities.

Seeking Weekend Volunteers


Looking for a reason to get involved with your local community? Want to have some fun while you volunteer? As current or past supporters of The Makiki Community Library, please consider volunteering at the “little library that could!”

We currently need weekend volunteers from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. No library experience is necessary, as training will be provided. We are seeking people who have a love for books and community service. Volunteers will help with processing books, shelving books, and front desk circulation duties, as well as light cleaning when needed.

Please visit the Makiki Community Library during open hours at 1527 Keeaumoku Street (located within the Makiki Park site), to fill out an application. For questions, you may also call 522-7076 and speak to the Library Manager. Library hours are Wednesdays 2:00-6:00 p.m. and Saturdays/Sundays 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

“The Little Library that Could” on KSSK

Our very own head librarian Wendy Maxwell will be speaking to Perry and Price about The Makiki Community Library. Listen in on AM590 or FM92.3 at 6:50 a.m. this Friday (Sept. 5). This will be a two-minute publicity promotion for the library. She will talk about our upcoming “A Taste for Books” on Sept. 23 and, time permitting, an update on being part of the Hawaii State Library System, and a little history on “The Little Library that Could.”

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