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 and Monday.
  • Tuesday: 11 AM --7 PM
  • Wednesday: 11 AM -- 7 PM
  • Thursday: 9 AM -- 5 PM
  • Friday: 10 AM -- 5 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM -- 5 PM

           2014 Closing Dates
  • January 1 (Wednesday) CLOSED New Year's Day
  • January 21 (Tuesday) CLOSED M.L. King Jr Day Observed
  • February 15 (Saturday) CLOSED Presidents' Day Observed
  • March 26 (Wednesday) CLOSED Prince Kuhio Day Observed
  • April 18 (Friday) CLOSED Good Friday
  • May 24 (Saturday) CLOSED Memorial Day Observed
  • June 11 (Wednesday) CLOSED King Kamehameha Day Observed
  • July 4 (Friday) CLOSED Independence Day
  • August 15 (Friday) CLOSED  Statehood Day
  • August 30 (Saturday) CLOSED Labor Day Observed
  • November 4 (Tuesday) CLOSED Election Day
  • November 11 (Tuesday) CLOSED Veterans' Day
  • November 27 (Thursday) CLOSED Thanksgiving Day
  • December 25 (Thursday) CLOSED Christmas Day

Book Sale Dates

  • 2015 Spring Book Sale: April TBA
  • 2014 Fall Book Sale: October 23,24,25



Donation Guidelines
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Helene Hale Collection
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Free Hawaiian Bookplates to Print

I cannot live without books!"  Thomas Jefferson

"Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life."  Mark Twain

"My best friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read."  Abraham Lincoln

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