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 -- 4 PM
  • Friday: 11 AM -- 4 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM -- 4 PM
         Hours of the Friends' "Bookstore in the Library"
  • Tuesday: 11 AM --3 PM
  • 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month 9 AM-4 PM
           2022 Closed Dates
  • January 1 CLOSED New Year's Day
  • January 18 CLOSED M.L. King Jr Day Observed
  • February 19 CLOSED Presidents' Day Observed
  • March 26 CLOSED Prince Kuhio Day
  • April 15  CLOSED Good Friday
  • May 28 CLOSED Memorial Day Observed
  • June 11 CLOSED King Kamehameha Day
  • July 2  CLOSED Independence Day Observed
  • August 19 CLOSED  Statehood Day
  • September 3 CLOSED Labor Day Observed
  • November 7 OPEN
  • November 8 CLOSED Election Day
  • November 11 and 12 CLOSED Veterans Day
  • November 24 CLOSED Thanksgiving Day
  • December 24 CLOSED Christmas Day Observed
  • December 31, CLOSED  New Year's Day Observed

2022  Book Sale Dates

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



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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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