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Summer Reading

Molokai Public Library News Release

Beginning May 31 through July 1, readers of all ages are invited to participate in the 2011 state library Summer Reading Program. The free five-week programs at public libraries will feature outstanding, family-friendly storytelling performances by noted storytellers and artists. This year’s theme at Molokai Public Library (MPL) is “One World, Many Stories.”

Featured will be a children’s, teens and adult program, and MPL will also be hosting a few events open to the public.

•    June 14 – Native American flute playing with Connie Fleenor, 10 a.m.
•    June 21 – Pet Tales featuring Lyndon and DeeDee and Chyna, stories by Ehulani, 10 a.m.
•    June 28 – “Novel Destinations: There’s a Door” storytellers Neal Milner, Dann Seki, Nyla Fujii-Babb and musician Jeffry Stephen Babb, 3 p.m.
•    July 1 – Niall de Burca, the Irish storyteller, 3 p.m.

The Summer Reading Programs are generously sponsored through a grant from the Friends of the Library of Hawaii, Marriott Resorts Hawaii, Ko Olina Resort and Marina, Meadow Gold Dairies, HMS Host, Hansen Distribution Group, ING Foundation, Armstrong Produce, Bowman Connectivity Solutions, Inc., Girard’s Dressing, Roberts Hawaii Tours, Toshiba Business Solutions, DFS Hawaii, NFL Charities, First Hawaiian Bank, Aloha United Way, Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.  Corporate sponsors include McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii, Hawaii Pizza Hut, Frito-Lay of Hawaii, Diamond Bakery Ltd., First Insurance Company of Hawaii, The Islander Group, Mutual Publishing, American Chemical Society, and local Chapter Friends. Performances featuring artists from the Statewide Cultural Extension Program are co-sponsored by the University of Hawaii’s Outreach College, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
         
For more information, please visit www.librarieshawaii.org or call Molokai Public Library at 553-1765.

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