Teen Reader Finalists Vie for Computer Grand Prize July 30

Jul 23, 2016 | PC Community

HSPLS News Release:

The Hawaii State Public Library System's 2016 Summer Reading Program will hold a Teen Summer Reading Finale on July 30 from noon to 1 pm at the Pearlridge Center-Downtown. As a way of encouraging teens to read 20 minutes a day, those who participated in the 2016 Summer Reading Program were entered into a lucky drawing. A total of 24 Oahu teens were selected in the drawing to vie for a chance to win the Grand Prize of a Chromebook computer and other awesome "tech gadget" prizes. At the event, each teen will choose a "numbered" pizza box with a special prize inside. Hawaii Pizza Hut is the corporate sponsor, and has supported the HSPLS Teen Summer Reading Program for the past 24 years.

Entertainer Lina Girl, a devoted library patron, returns by popular demand to emcee this year's event. State Librarian Stacey Aldrich will offer opening remarks.

Canvas Disciples and Recess Pieces, hip-hop dance crews from the Playground Dance Studio, will perform during intermission. The Canvas Disciples, founded just three years ago, have placed in all four internationally-recognized competitions they have entered, including winning First Place at the 2016 Aloha Dance Convention.

"We know that reading over the summer is a great way for students to keep their brains in shape for the next school year; it increases vocabulary and comprehension skills," said State Librarian Stacey A. Aldrich. "We are excited to be able to celebrate the reading achievements of teens this summer, and grateful to Hawaii Pizza Hut for supporting the great incentives for reading."



Photo courtesy of Playground Dance Studio

Canvas Disciples