Library summer reading program goes virtual

HONOLULU — Get your creative juices flowing and Imagine Your Story this summer.

The Hawai‘i State Public Library System announced the launch of the 2020 Virtual Summer Reading Program, running from June 15 to August 31.

The expanded, online Summer Reading Program allows all readers, from keiki to kupuna, the flexibility to explore creativity and imagination using an easy mobile phone app, according to a HSPLS press release.

Included are engaging virtual activities, programs and crafts, and a challenge to read and log 1,000 minutes. For every 100 minutes of reading logged, library patrons are rewarded with a virtual badge, a downloadable activity, and an automatic entry in the lucky-prize drawing.

The more participants read, the better their chances to win the grand prize of four roundtrip tickets to anywhere Alaska Airlines flies, courtesy of Alaska Airlines.

“Ignite your imagination through fairy tales, fantasy, crafts, artwork, sewing, writing, poetry, music, photography and more,” said State Librarian Stacey Aldrich.

“This summer is the perfect time to download ebooks, audiobooks and emagazines. If you don’t already have a library card, no problem. Everyone can now apply for a library card online and participate in our Summer Reading Program. Read and log your minutes online, and help us reach our statewide reading goal of 10 million minutes,” she said.

To register, visit librarieshawaii.org/SummerReading. Hawai‘i’s Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i and sponsors.

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