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Hawai‘i State Public Library System’s Summer Reading Challenge starts June 5

HONOLULU — Summer is “oh-fish-ally” here and readers “anglin’” for a great time are invited to join the Hawai‘i State Public Library System’s Summer Reading Challenge.

This year’s program runs from June 5 to July 30, and includes virtual and in-person activities, author talks and opportunities to earn reading rewards and more.

Registration details are at

In partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, children can download fun activities each week on ocean topics like exploring coral reefs and tide pools.

Children, teens and adults are “shore” to enjoy ocean-related virtual programs. Visit the summer reading webpage for more details on great programs like sea turtles of Hawai‘i and beyond.

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge goal is to read 1,000 minutes. There are fun rewards for getting to the 300-, 600- and 1000-minute reading mark.

For every 100 minutes of reading logged, readers are rewarded with a virtual badge and up to a maximum of 10 automatic entries in the statewide grand prize drawing. The grand prize is four roundtrip tickets to anywhere Alaska Airlines flies.

“Get ready to have a ‘sand-sensational’ time reading and visiting your library this summer,” said State Librarian Stacey Aldrich. “You can even participate if you are on vacation and traveling. You can download great ebooks and eaudiobooks to read and keep track of all your minutes online,” she said.

”You can even learn something new about our oceans via our virtual programs. There are an ocean of possibilities to be a part of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge,” she said.

Visit the webpage often for new information on upcoming events.

Hawai‘i’s Summer Reading Challenge is sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i, Alaska Airlines, McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawai‘i, Pizza Hut Hawai‘i, the NOAA and other summer reading sponsors.
Source: The Garden Island

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