"I Like to Move It, Move It," a free program, will be presented by HouseMart Ace Hardware and HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts in celebration of the Hawaii State Public Library System's 2016 Summer Reading Program at 10 selected Oahu public libraries from Saturday, June 18 through Saturday, July 9.
Keiki ages 5 and older, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, can join-in this special "Hardware Science" program that ties-in to this year's theme of "Health and Fitness for the Mind, Body and Soul" through fun and interactive activities.
Experience "I Like to Move It, Move It" at these libraries:
* June 18, 11:30 a.m. – Hawaii State Library – Edna Allyn Room for Children (tel. 586-3510)
* June 18, 2 p.m. – Aiea Public Library (tel. 483-7333)
* June 27, 3 p.m. – Salt Lake-Moanalua Public Library (tel. 831-6831)
* June 28, 11 a.m. – Kaneohe Public Library (tel. 233-5676)
* June 28, 2:30 p.m. – Waimanalo Public & School Library (tel.259-2610)
* June 28, 5:30 p.m. – Kailua Public Library (tel. 266-9911)
* July 7, 10:30 a.m. – Pearl City Public Library (tel. 453-6566)
* July 7, 2 p.m. – Kahuku Public & School Library (tel. 293-8935)
* July 9, 10:30 a.m. – Kapolei Public Library (tel. 693-7050)
* July 9, 1:30 p.m. – Waipahu Public Library (tel. 675-0358)
The program schedule is subject to change. Contact the hosting library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.
Readers of all ages can still sign up and participate in the HSPLS 2016 Summer Reading Program from now through July 16 at all 50 public libraries statewide. See a special video message from Olympic Gold Medalist Kristi Yamaguchi on the HSPLS website at www.librarieshawaii.org. Contact your local library for details and guidelines.
Weekly incentives for participants will be provided, including a Marcus Mariota READ Poster, while supplies last. 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 such as Disney-Pixar's "Brave" and "Monsters University," and Nickelodeon's "Dora the Explorer," for participating children from babies to grade 5.
The Summer Reading Program also features lucky drawings for prizes and performances by artists from the University of Hawaii at Manoa's Statewide Cultural Extension Program. Performance programs are being highlighted on the HSPLS website.
Sponsors for the 2016 Summer Reading Programs include the Friends of the Library of Hawaii, Hawaii State Federal Credit Union, Hawaiian Electric Companies, Meadow Gold Dairies, HMS Host, Hansen Distribution Group, Roberts Hawaii, Mitsunaga & Associates, HMSA, Aloha United Way, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Rotary Club of Windward Oahu, National Football League Charities, and local Friends Chapters.
Corporate sponsors include Hawaii Pizza Hut, McDonald's Restaurants of Hawaii, First Insurance Company of Hawaii, HouseMart Ace Hardware and HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts, HONOLULU Family, Frito-Lay of Hawaii, Starbucks Coffee Company, Island Papercraft, Lamination House, and Diamond Bakery. Performance programs are a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College's Statewide Cultural Extension Program with additional funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the University of Hawaii.
For more information about the HSPLS 2016 Summer Reading Program: visit www.librarieshawaii.org like us at www.facebook.com/HSPLSHIgov, follow us on www.twitter.com/HSPLSHIgov, or call your local public library.