Storytellers kick off summer reading program

Makawao Public Library will kick off its summer reading program with a free event at 10 a.m. Thursday featuring Peter and Melinda Wing, a husband-and-wife duo of storytellers and musicians.

Kahului Public Library will feature magician Timothy Wenk at 3 p.m. June 13.

The Wings will present “Can You Dig It!” to coincide with this year’s theme, “Dig into Reading” which encourages young readers to explore all things underground, including fossils, construction vehicles, animals that live underground, ancient Egypt, caves and rocks.

The performance will feature interactive and humorous stories, songs and skits about dirt, rocks, holes and reading.

The program is for children ages 3 and older, and they must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. For more information, call Makawao Public Library at 573-8785.

Wenk’s magic show is for children ages 5 and older, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Wenk will present magic tricks using ropes, cards, flowers and even members of the audience.

For more information, call the Kahului Public Library at 873-3097.

The Maui Friends of the Library is sponsoring both events.