Kapolei Public Library kicked off its summer activities with “Geobunga” on Tuesday, May 28, supporting the theme “Dig into Reading.” Diane Todd, one of the children’s librarians, reported that “Geobunga” day was filled with planting and gardening activities. The children planted Blue Lake bush bean seeds, learned about worm composting, received gift baskets and participated in prize drawings. Some of the prizes included Target store and Fun Factory gift cards as well as family passes to WetN Wild Hawaii. Present during the activities were two representatives from their many sponsors of the event: D.R. Horton – Schuler Division which donated cash for prizes and DuPont Pioneer Hi-Bred Seed Company which donated the planters, soil, beans, and biodegradable pots. Velma of the Ulu Wai Ministry talked about worm composting and shared her display with the children.
The summer reading program will continue until July 6, and Todd welcomes everyone to register at any time at their convenience. The reading program is open to babies and children up to 12 years of age, and weekly prizes will be given to those who participate. Ongoing is Story-time Reading for pre-school children (ages 3-6) on Mondays and Thursdays every week at 10 A.M., and this program will run through August followed by play mornings. Not to be missed are these dates on their library calendar which all start at 10:30 A.M.:
June 3 – Ronald MacDonald visited and passed out stickers, photos, and coupons for free ice cream cones.
June 15 – Honolulu Theater for Youth will put on the play “Musubi Man.”
June 22 – Stephanie Arne from Honolulu Zoo Society will bring digging and burrowing animals, skins and furs, and artifacts to add interest to animal stories,
June 29 – Alison Bishop will conduct a workshop “Adventures in Art” to create a free-floating sculpture, based on the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which will be hung in the children’s room of the library upon completion. Children also will create individual art pieces to take home.
July 6 – Finale – Alan Arita presents a magic show.
For more information, contact Diane Todd at 808 693-7050.