Summer Reading Challenge Kick-off Event on June 3!

Posted on: May 24, 2023 | Category: Spotlight

2023 Summer Reading Challenge kick-off event

Join us as we kick-off the Summer Reading Challenge! The free event will be at the Hawai‘i State Library in Downtown Honolulu on Saturday, June 3 from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. This year’s theme is E Heluhelu Kākou: Seeds of Knowledge, and we are celebrating Hawai‘i–our islands, people, environment, cultural heritage, literature, history, foods and arts.

Enjoy exciting events by the Hawai‘i Youth Opera Chorus, La Sorellanza singers, a Keiki hula performance, Book bag tie dyeing session, Bokashi composting, and a storytime for children.

There will also be some fun activity stations with the following organizations:

  • Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i
  • Hawai‘i State Federal Credit Union
  • O‘ahu Plant Extinction Prevention Program
  • State Department of Agriculture’s Plant Quarantine Branch
  • State Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Forestry and Wildlife Division
  • State Department of Health, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division

Attendees who visit all of these activity stations and complete the Passport stamp sheet will receive a small reward, while supplies last.

Stop by the information table to sign-up for the Summer Reading Challenge!

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i.

For more information, call (808) 586-3500 or view the Summer Reading Challenge Kick-off flyer.

Program schedules are subject to change. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the event are encouraged, but not required.

In state observance of the King Kamehameha Day holiday, most public libraries will be closed on Monday, June 12, 2023. Oahu libraries that are normally open on Sundays will obverse the holiday on Sunday, June 11 and be open on June 12.