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Ohana Readers Program expands, providing more books to Kauai keiki – Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-06-15 19:03:25 –

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Honolulu (KHON2) — A literacy program aimed at encouraging childhood reading is expanding with the latest efforts by Hawaii’s First Lady, Dawn Ige, state ministries, and local non-profit partners. ..

The Kauai Ohana Readers Program offers Keiki under the age of four the opportunity to read new books each month. Books from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library book donation program are free and are sent through the United States Postal Service.

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“This program encourages the youngest members of our community to develop a lifelong love for reading,” said state librarian Stacy Aldrich. “The Hawaii State Library System is very excited to partner with the Ohana Readers Program by becoming a place for families to register their children at the Waimea Public Library during story time and complement the books that are mailed to them. I will. “

“Surveys show that children are ready to learn early and this program offers free opportunities to learn from birth to age 4,” says Ise Amano. “Ohana Readers encourages family reading time, an activity that helps children improve their vocabulary and language skills and improve their knowledge of the world.”

Families can enroll in the Ohana Readers program at the local library. Waimea and Kekaha households can register their children at the Waimea Public Library.

For more information on the Kauai program, please contact Michel Young ((808) 338-6848), the branch manager of the Waimea Public Library.

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