The Friends of the Libraries, Kona, is sponsoring free family read-aloud programs this Tuesday, September 4, and the first Tuesday of every month during the school year, at the Kailua-Kona Public Library on Hualalai Road just mauka of Ali’i Drive. Families are encouraged to come with keiki from kindergarten age up through 18. There will be separate read-aloud groups for different age groups, with an experienced reader. There will be a discussion of the material read. After the reading, light refreshments will be served.
Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. and the program goes from 5 p.m. until 6:30.
The entire family is welcome. Pamela Wang, President of Friends of the Libraries Kona, says the program is fun and a great foundation for life. She emphasizes that reading skills are fundamental to a child’s success in school, work, and life. Many adults remember being read aloud to and still enjoy it–she says the parents and grandparents who attend with their children often get as much pleasure out of the experience as do the keiki. She also says they welcome children from kindergarten through age 18, and select age-appropriate books for each group.
Those with questions may call Wang at 323-2117. Advance registration is not needed–just show up Tuesday at the Kailua-Kona Public Library between 4:30 and 5 p.m.