Successful Summer Reading Program
by Fusako Miyashiro
One hundred and seventy nine pre-school to sixth grade aged children read 3,009 books during the Summer Reading Program. They received incentives every week for books read, and received a certificate at the end of the program
Thirty four teens in the 7th through 12th grades read a total of 417 books! They also received incentives with funds donated by the Friends of Waimanalo Library. All teens who registered also completed slips for special prizes. A drawing was held and the prizes were awarded: Liam Burke received a Pizza Hut certificate, Nicol Alcain received a Tower Records certificate, Kehaulani David received Consolidated Theater passes, and Tracy David received a Pearlridge Center certificate.
The Summer Reading Program finale was held at Sea Life Park on Saturday, August 12. Discount tickets were available to all children (and their parents) who participated in the reading program. Game booths were set up with themes from the sea. The participants were also able to attend the regular shows in the park. Children and families from all over the island participated and had a good time.
We congratulate everyone for taking out time this summer to read!
Library closing for a month!
The library is slated to close mid-September for renovations to provide access to handicapped persons. The projected time of closure is a minimum of 30 days, and 65 days maximum. Three bathrooms will be made accessible. The shelves will be moved to allow more aisle space for wheel chair access. Books will be removed from the shelves and the shelves dismantled. Taking advantage of the shelves being down, the old, worn out carpet will be replaced.
While the library is closed, the bookmobile is scheduled to come in once a week for 2 hours--probably on Wednesday afternoons. Waimanalo Library staff will be re-deployed to help other libraries. The school librarian will work with the students in their classrooms.
Notices of closure dates will be put in the Waimanalo News, Sun Press and posted on the library doors.
Best Sellers Available at Your Library:
AUGUST NATIONAL BEST SELLERS--FICTION
From Potter's Field by Patricia Cornwell
Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice
Beach Music by Pat Conroy
Lightning by Danielle Steel
The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield
The Rainmaker by John Grisham
The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller
Rose Madden by Stephen King
Dangerous to Know by Barbara Taylor Bradford
Burning Angel by James Lee Burke
NATIONAL BEST SELLERS--NONFICTION
Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus by John Gray
New Passages by Gail Sheehy
How to Argue and Win Every Time by Gerry Spence
Spontaneous Healing by Andrew Weil