HONOLULU - The Hawaii State Public Library System will conduct its Summer Reading Programs from June 4 though July 7.
Registration for the free program begins Tuesday. Participants should contact their local public library for starting dates and guidelines.
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. In addition to reading, the programs will feature storytelling performances by storytellers and artists.
Performance programs will be announced at a later date and posted on the system's website at www.librarieshawaii.org.
This year's summer programs and themes are:
* Children (infants to children entering grade 6 this fall): "Dream Big READ!" Readers will explore dreams, lullabies, bedtime and campfire stories, as well as ghosts, nocturnal animals and stargazing.
* Teen (students entering grade 7 through 2012 high school graduates): "Own the Night." Readers will explore dreams, mysteries, suspense and campfire stories, nocturnal animals, jobs and careers involving night shifts, astronomy and stargazing. Participating teens may also enter to win an Apple iPod Shuffle and other prizes.
* Adults (those 18 and older): "Between the Covers." Readers will explore dreams, mysteries, adventure, westerns, science fiction, romance, jobs and careers involving night shifts, astronomy and stargazing.