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Summer Reading and Gardening

Interval House Molokai News Release

Celebrate Summer Reading and Gardening with Interval House Molokai and the Molokai Public Library!  Join us on Saturday morning, May 31,on the public library grounds from 9:00 a.m. through noon, to launch into fun and enriching summer activities.

Our Molokai High School AmeriCorps members have grown thousands of papaya and veggie seedlings to give away to our community to start home gardens.  Stop by and select from an assortment of papaya, green bean, mustard cabbage, parsley, lettuce, cherry tomato and mint starters, along with flowers to enhance your gardens.  We will be distributing children’s gardening books that highlight where food comes from, the importance of eating fruits and vegetables, and how to start gardens in your own backyards.

Check out our First Book-Molokai literacy booth.  We will be distributing more than 150 beautiful new books for children and young adults to promote summer reading, reading books with keiki, and offering art and other literacy activities.

The Molokai Public Library is anxious to register children, youth and adults in their summer reading program. Participants who visit the library and read a book weekly will receive free weekly reading incentives.  This year’s program will explore all things related to Science and offer fun learning experiences about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math concepts.  Our librarian, Sri TenCate, will be on hand to help you sign up for this dynamic reading program.

Stop by and pick up brochures, posters, bookmarks and stickers and learn more about AmeriCorps and how you can serve our community and earn an educational stipend for college or trade school.  AmeriCorps is a national service program that engages Americans of all ages and backgrounds in solving community problems.  Since 1994, more than 820,000 individuals have taken the AmeriCorps pledge, serving more than one billion hours and improving the lives of countless Americans.  On Molokai, through Interval House Molokai, AmeriCorps members can earn educational stipends through volunteer activities including parent education and training, promoting community gardens, mentoring, and community education and development.

Interval House Molokai is a nonprofit organization that works to strengthen individuals, families and our community by providing opportunities for education, personal development, and lifelong learning.  We are located in the Kualapu`u Business Center, Suite 201.  Please call 567-9067 for more information.


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