Friends of the Hilo Public Library
Aloha and Welcome!
Thanks for visiting the HILO PUBLIC LIBRARY FRIENDS. We are a volunteer organization based in Hilo, the largest town on the Big Island, officially known as the island of Hawaii, which is the largest island in the state of Hawaii.  This website is maintained by the Friends as a service to the patrons of the Hilo Public Library.

Hours of the Hilo Public Library

  • We are closed Sunday, Monday and Wednesday.
  • Tuesday: 11 AM --7 PM
  • Thursday: 9 AM -- 4 PM
  • Friday: 11 AM -- 4 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM -- 4 PM

           2021 Closed Dates
  • January 1 CLOSED New Year's Day
  • January 19 CLOSED M.L. King Jr Day Observed
  • February 13 CLOSED Presidents' Day Observed
  • March 26 CLOSED Prince Kuhio Day
  • April 2  CLOSED Good Friday
  • May 29 CLOSED Memorial Day Observed
  • June 11 CLOSED King Kamehameha Day Observed
  • July 3  CLOSED Independence Day Observed
  • August 20 CLOSED  Statehood Day
  • September 4 CLOSED Labor Day Observed
  • November 11 CLOSED Veterans' Day
  • November 25 CLOSED Thanksgiving Day
  • December 25 CLOSED Christmas Day

2021  Book Sale Dates

  • Spring Book Sale: Cancelled
  • Fall Book Sale: Cancelled



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Helene Hale Collection
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I cannot live without books!"  Thomas Jefferson

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend; inside, it's too dark to read."  Groucho Marx

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