Library reading programs begin June 2

Beginning May 28, children and adults may begin registering for the 2013 Hawaii State Public Library System Summer Reading Programs that will run from June 2 through July 6.

Participants who visit their local library and read at least one book per week are eligible to receive a free weekly reading incentive, while supplies last.

This year’s programs and themes are:

* Children (infants to students entering grade 6 this fall) – “Dig into Reading” will encourage young readers to explore all things underground and undersea, including gardening, dinosaurs, construction vehicles, animals and wildlife.

* Teen (students entering grade 7 through 2013 high school graduates) – “Beneath the Surface” will motivate teens to find out what’s beneath the surface of the earth, the ocean, history, mainstream popular culture and even one’s own skin.

* Adult (patrons 18 and older) – “Groundbreaking Reads” will inspire adults to “dig into” books that have made an impact – literary, scientific or personal, and even books about past decades, archaeology, caving, gardening and geology.

Those who participate in the programs are eligible for prize drawings.

In addition to reading, the programs will feature performances by storytellers and artists.

Performance programs will be highlighted in the June issue of Holo I Mua, on the state public library website at, also on Facebook at and Twitter at