The Bookmobile travels weekly to provide 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 tablets for the children and/or their caregivers to use.

Hours (SUMMER 2017 Schedule)

3:00-4:30 pm          Nanakuli Homes
5:00-6:30 pm          Kauiokalani
6:30-8:00 pm          Pai’olu Kai’aulu      

2:45-4:00 pm          Sunflower/Waimaha
4:00-5:00 pm         Waianae Boys & Girls Club
5:00-6:30 pm          Kulia I Ka Nu’u 

9:30-11:00 am        Nanakuli Boys & Girls Club
1:15-2:45 pm           Ulu Ke Kukui
3:15-4:30 pm          Hale Wai Vista           
4:45-6:15 pm          ‘Ohana Ola O Kahumana         


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