Workshops to help get kids reading
The project will be held at three libraries on Oahu
Three Oahu public libraries are scheduled to host "Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library," a free workshop for parents and caregivers of young children.
The Hawaii State Public Library System is sponsoring these one-hour workshops to teach the importance of early literacy, and how to develop pre-reading skills so that every child enters school ready to learn to read.
All workshops will be held in the meeting room of each library.
The first workshop will be conducted at Ewa Beach Public & School Library for parents and caregivers of children ages 2 to 3, next Tuesday at 6 p.m. Call Ewa Beach at 689-1204 to register or visit the library to sign up, as this workshop will be limited to 35 adults.
The second workshop will be held at Wahiawa Public Library on Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. for teaching newborn children to 2-year-olds. A special preschool story time will be provided in the Children's Room. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Register by calling 622-6345 or visiting the library to sign up, as seating is limited.
The third workshop will be at Pearl City Public Library for teaching children ages 2 to 3 on Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. Children may attend a preschool story time which also begins at 10 a.m. Participants at this workshop will receive a free book, courtesy of the Pearlridge Rotary Club. Register by calling 453-6566 or sign up at the children's reference desk.
The workshops are presented in conjunction with the American Library Association's "Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library" program. Instructional materials for the programs were provided through a grant from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation to the Hawaii Library Foundation (now merged with the Friends of the Library of Hawaii).
Call the hosting library seven to 10 days in advance if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.