Family of four women posing at storytime

When Pat and her family are enjoying “Fancy Nancy” storytime, they’re where they belong.

As the great grandmother, I grew up going to the library to learn about my interests; geography, history and marine biology. Went to the library every week. I did the same thing with my children and grandchildren. Now that I have a great granddaughter.I want her to learn to appreciate everything the library provides. That’s why I have been taking her to storytime for the last few years. Wanted her to feel comfortable at a library. She just turned 4 years old today. Libraries are safe and happy places to learn, even with all the knowledge now also available on the internet.

– Pat

Thank you, Pat, for telling your family story!

Favorite books

Pat (Great grandmother)

Cover of book Shave My Spider
Shave My Spider
Tony James Slater

Cheryl (Grandmother)

Cover of book The Giving Tree
The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein

Moriah (Mom)

Cover of book Along Came A Spider
Along Came a Spider
James Patterson

Riyan-Ann (3 years old)

Cover of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin, Jr. & Eric Carle

Tell us your story!

What are you doing when you are where you belong?

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In state observance of Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole Day, most public libraries will be closed on Monday, March 27, 2023.  Oahu libraries that are normally open on Sundays will be closed to observe the holiday on March 26th and be open on Monday, March 27th. Libraries that are normally closed on Mondays will observe the holiday and be closed on Tuesday, March 28th.