The Bookmobile currently travels to thirteen sites weekly providing families on the Wai‘anae coast access to books and, hopefully, a life-long love of reading and learning. The Bookmobile visits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wai‘anae and Nanakuli, and housing developments like Kauiokalani, Mā‘ili Land, ‘Ohana Ola O Kahumana, as well as family homeless or emergency shelters like Pai‘olu. The children can read and check out books; there are also books for young people and for adults. Each day there are also various literacy-related activities. The Bookmobile is equipped with laptop computers and tablets for the children and/or their caregivers to use.


Mā‘ili Land: 3:00 p.m.
Kauiokalani: 5:00 p.m.
Pai‘olu Kai‘aulu: 6:30 p.m.

Sunflower/Waimaha: 2:45 p.m.
Waianae Boys & Girls Club: 4:00 p.m.
Kulia I Ka Nu’u: 5:00 p.m. 

Ulu Ke Kukui: 1:15 p.m.
Hale Wai Vista: 3:15 p.m.
‘Ohana Ola O Kahumana: 4:45

Nanakuli Boys & Girls Club: 2:30 p.m.
Nanakuli Homes OR Waianae Boat Harbor: 4:00 p.m.


Volunteers assist in literacy activities, read to children, help adults and children check out books and use the laptop computers. Currently, site visits are weekday afternoons. We ask for a minimum commitment of one visit per week, for at least four months. A criminal background check is required.


Pua‘ena Burgess, Bookmobile Program Manager
Tel: (808) 225-5052

Natashya Nihipali, Bookmobile Assistant Program Manager

The Bookmobile and its operation are made possible with generous support from:

The Harry & Nee Chang Wong Foundation, The Pizza Hut Literacy Fund, The James & Abigail Campbell Family Foundation, Hawaiian Electric Company, and the Friends of Hawai’i Charities