Reading for kids

children at the library

children's readingA couple of times a week, volunteers come to the library and read stories to any children who show up on that day.

If you wish to volunteer to read to the children , please contact the librarian. We welcome anyone who can read English or Marshallese.

Children of all age – in general from 5 to 12 year old – attend the reading session and are a enthusiastic and captive audience.

Library – How to

Open Hours: Monday-Friday 8am to 4:30pm, closed 12pm to 1pm

The Alele Public Library is located on the second floor of the Alele building.

We have a wide range of books available for borrowing and a reference collection which is for use only within the library.

How to use the Library

children chosing a book

You need a Borrower Card, valid for 1 year

  • Adults (over 18) and Students of the College of the Marshall Islands : $2.5.

You can arrange to renew the book you borrowed at the library or by telephone for an additional 14-day period provided the book is not in demand.

Overdue charge is 5 cents a day in any kind of materials signed out.

Any lost or damaged items will be charged for at the discretion of the Librarian.

The Pacific Collection

The library maintains the Pacific Collection room – a range of published and unpublished material specific to the Marshall Islands and Oceania, which is available for researchers, for on-site reading only. This collection is not available for borrowing.

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Books for Sale

Alele carries a range of books for sale. Subject materials is specific to the Marshall Islands and the region.


The library offers photocopy service, with discounted price for members.