Storytime: Visit with Corduroy Bear, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.; plus noon June 14-15, Barnes & Noble. Call 737-3323.
Gymboree Play Program: Stories and songs for preschoolers, 11 a.m., Borders, Waikele. all 732-4453.
Kaimuki Public Library: Storytelling and T-shirt silk screening, 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. Bring a light-colored T-shirt and a clothes hangar. Call 733-8422.
Daring decomposers: Explorers ages 6-10 hunt for decomposers of the forest, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Cost: $7. Reservations required. Call 955-0100.
"Greatest Grindmaker Dessert": Teens in grades 7-12 can win a $25 restaurant gift certificate by making their best dessert. Bring dessert with the original recipe to Hawaii Kai Library, 7 p.m. July 24 for judging. Register by July 10. Call 397-2422.
"Tamagotchi Haiku": Win a Tamagotchi virtual pet by entering your haiku poem about Tamagotchi on starbulletin.com, the online edition of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Entry form in the features section at http://starbulletin.com.
"Family Discovery Club!": Visit Oahu's best educational attractions, 9:30-11 a.m. Saturdays, June 14-Aug. 30. Cost: $165 per parent and child team. Register at the Contemporary Museum, 536-1322.
Reef explorers: Explore shorelines, study marine life and design simple experiments, 8 a.m.-noon June 16-20 and Aug. 18-22, Waikiki Aquarium. For ages 8-12. Cost: $100. Register by mail. Call 923-9741.
"Grinds For the Mind": 1997 state-wide summer reading program for teens entering Grade 7-12. Weekly incentives for books read through July 26. Register at a public library. End of program prizes include Pearlridge Shopping Spree.
"Read...Let Your Mind Soar!": Statewide summer reading program through July for children in preschool through sixth grade in the fall. Weekly incentives and special programs. Register at a public library. Call586-3620.
SNAP: Summer Nature Adventure Program for young explorers 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday, Hawaii Nature Center. Session I for 6- to 7-year-olds (and 5-year-olds who have completed kindergarten) July 28-Aug. 1 for $125. Session II for 7- to 9-year-olds, Aug. 4-8 for $125. Session III for 9- to 11-year-olds, Aug. 11-15 for $150 . On Maui, program for 6- to 7-year-olds is July 14-18 for $125; for 9- to 10-year-olds July 28-Aug. 1 for $150. Plus $50 membership fee for nonmembers. Call 955-0100 on Oahu, 1-808-244-6500 on Maui.
Children's theater: Act One summer programs of games, theater techniques, comedy routines, acting, vocal training and dancing. Students perform i musical production at end of summer. Classes at Kailua Intermediate School and Le Jardin Academy. Call 261-0457.
Learn to swim: Children 4-14 learn to swim in American Red Cross' annual free program. 8:45-10 a.m. Saturdays, through July 26, Ala Moana Beach Park, lifeguard stand 1E, next to the Magic Island parking lot. Call 739-8108.