Readers of all ages can participate in the Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) 2016 Summer Reading Program from June 5 through July 16. Registration for the free six-week program at public libraries statewide begins on May 31. Contact your local library for details and guidelines.
Participants are encouraged to read at least 20 minutes a day during the program. Weekly incentives will be provided for their reading effort, which includes a Marcus Mariota READ Poster (11 x 17), while supplies last. New this year, participants who complete 4 or more weeks will receive a free book! We are very grateful to Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation for making a donation of Leap Frog books for participating children from babies to grade 5.
“Staying fit includes giving our amazing reading muscles a work out!,” said State Librarian Stacey Aldrich. “We are encouraging everyone to read at least 20 minutes a day. For students, it can help prevent the summer reading slide and improve vocabulary. For families, it’s a great way to spend quality time reading together. We hope everyone will join and have a fun and reading-fit summer!”
In addition, the program will feature lucky drawings for prizes and performances by artists from the University of Hawaii’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program. Performance programs will be highlighted on the HSPLS website.
For more information about the HSPLS 2016 Summer Reading Program: visit www.librarieshawaii.org, like us atwww.facebook.com/HSPLSHIgov, follow us on www.twitter.com/HSPLSHIgov, or call your local public library.