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Summer Reading Program at Kealakekua Library

* May 31-July 1, Kealakekua Public Library

Kealakekua Public Library will be celebrating its Summer Reading Program with special free events lined up for June.

There will be Kids’ Craft Programs 2:30-3:30 p.m. each Friday for ages six and up: June 3 – Cork Float Toy, June 10 – Origami Kite, June 17 – Pin and Bead Bracelet, and June 24 – Brown Bag Note Card.

Additional craft programs are also offered:

* 4-5 p.m., Wednesday, June 1 – Temporary Tattoos with Allison Loando for ages 4 and up (with parent).

* 11 a.m.-noon, Saturday, June 4 – Teen and Adult Craft Program – Making a Glass Jar Art Candleholder. Participants need to bring their own clean small/medium sized glass jar (labels removed) that can hold a small tea candle.

* 5-6 p.m., Wednesday, June 8 – Teen and Adult Craft – Wire and Pearls Brooch.

* 5:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 15 – Origami for all ages with Michelle Strobehn.

* 5-6 p.m., Wednesday, June 22 – Belly Dancing demonstration, lecture and audience participation with Stephanie Bolton for teens and adults.

Other special entertainment programs for all ages are presented on:

* 11 a.m.-noon, Saturday, June 18 – Jazz with Olga Salvatore and Greg Shirley

* 11 a.m.-noon, Saturday, June 25 – The Magic of Arneleo with Arnie Rabin

* 5:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 29 – Irish Folktales with professional storyteller Niall de Burca

All patrons from toddlers to adults are welcome to visit Kealakekua Public Library and sign up to participate in the Summer Reading Program.

Get a book log to record what you read, read one book per week and visit the library weekly to receive a prize. Kids who read five books per week get additional prizes.

Kids can sign up to win a $20 Dairy Queen gift card and teens can enter a drawing to win either an iPod shuffle or iPod Touch.

For more information contact the Kealakekua Public Library at 323-7585 or visit Friends of the Libraries, Kona at

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