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

           2018 Closed Dates
  • January 1 (Monday) CLOSED New Year's Day
  • January 15 (Monday) CLOSED M.L. King Jr Day
  • February 17 (Saturday) CLOSED Presidents' Day Observed
  • March 27 (Tuesday) CLOSED Prince Kuhio Day Observed
  • March 30 (Friday) CLOSED Good Friday
  • May 26 (Saturday) CLOSED Memorial Day Observed
  • June 12 (Tuesday) CLOSED King Kamehameha Day Observed
  • July 4 (Wednesday) CLOSED Independence Day
  • August 17 (Friday) CLOSED  Statehood Day
  • September 1 (Saturday) CLOSED Labor Day Observed
  • November 6  (Tuesday)  CLOSED  Election Day
  • November 10  (Saturday) CLOSED Veterans' Day Observed
  • November 22 (Thursday) CLOSED Thanksgiving Day
  • December 25 (Tuesday) CLOSED Christmas Day

Book Sale Dates

  • Spring Book Sale: April 19, 20, 21
  • Fall Book Sale: October 25, 26, 27



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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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