Library performances for kids

Teaching children the importance of family values is essential in the development of a student not only in the classroom, but also at home, said Alvin Chan.

Chan, an actor in the upcoming performance of “Home,” said that this will be the first time he has performed for preschool students, but sees the opportunity to really make a difference for children.

“The show explores the idea of what is a home to us and also, how do we view our home with other people? One of the big themes in our show is do we share, or do we not share?” he said.

Written and directed by Annie Cusick Wood, the performance explores the value of a shelter. What is a home? What happens when you do not have one?

“The preschoolers are so innocent. They believe. It’s that easy to be in the moment with them. It’s just the most honest reaction with them,” Chan said.

The 30-minute program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawaii and is suitable for ages 3 to 5. All children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Showings of the performance will be around the island today.

• 10:30 a.m., Lihue Public Library

• 1 p.m., Kapaa Public Library

• 3:30 p.m. Princeville Public Library

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