Here is some general information regarding our KWON library.
Our library will observe the following hours during the school year:
7:30 - 3:00 on school days
Students may borrow and return before school, after school, and during recesses.
K - 4th: Classes are scheduled to come once a week for borrowing & a lesson.
5th - 6th: Classes are scheduled at to borrow once a week or every two weeks depending on how your Kumu's preference.
7th-8th: Students may come on their own.
Students may borrow:
K-1st : 1 book
2nd-8th: 2 books
Students may borrow items for a one week period and are also allowed to "renew".
If a student looses or damages a book, they will be responsible to pay for the replacement cost.
This summer the Hawaii State Public Library System will be having their annual Summer Reading Program. All 50 branches will be participating and celebrating reading with the theme "on Your Mark, Get Set, Read". There will be incentives for reading, as well as free educational activities. I've posted a listing of Waianae Public Library's planned summer activities for families and children.
The Summer Reading Program is open to all ages with programs for ages 0-5, K-5, Teen, and Adults. This year participants will be recording the number of minutes read per week, instead of the total number of titles. I hope you are able to participate in this fun and educational activity this summer. Happy reading and have a safe summer!!
We were honored to have students, accompanied by teachers and parents, from the school Ecole Toa'ta of Tahiti. They spent three days at Ka Waihona o ka Na`auao and within that time a small group of students were able to join Kumu Keli`i's fourth grade students to their library resource class. Students enjoyed exploring the library and appeared eager to browse through books written in English. We were fortunate to have parents, Lisa Juventin and Sylvie Clark, read a fable from a book the visiting group graciously donated to our school's library. Lisa translated and explained the fable in English while Sylvie read it in Tahitian. It's such a beautiful language (in my opinion). Their visit was a special treat! Thank you very much to our new friends. Or as they say, Maruru Roa!!
The library was the site of our Scholastic Book Fair last week! During class time, students were able to watch a Scholastic book fair movie previewing some of the books available this fair. Students gained some insight when children's authors and illustrators shared their inspirations and introduced their books. It was an enjoyable week!! Mahalo to all of you who came to enjoy the book fair!
Visit us in the library and browse through our Spring Book Fair happening April 11th - 15th. The library will be full of books for all ages and accessories for purchase from Monday - Friday.
We were excited to have Hawaii News Now newscaster, Lacy Deniz, as our first multicultural guest reader to KWON. This Wednesday she came to read a bilingual book (English & Hawaiian), Ho`omalamalama, which shared the Hawaiian culture with Kumu Carla Kahiapo's fourth grade students. Students were thrilled to be read to by someone who they recognized on television. Mahalo Lacy Deniz! Our students and kumu thoroughly enjoyed your visit.
October 4th -10th was National Fire Prevention Week. Three awesome HFD firefighters came to talk to our students about fire safety and read books to our students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade. A huge mahalo to firefighters Jaimie Kinard, Kiana Kam & Erica Fernandez for taking time out of your schedule to be guest readers in our library!
Monsters were the theme for our fall book fair last week! Thank you to all who supported the book fair and purchased books for themselves or their Kumu. If you didn't have a chance to stop by last week, don't worry... there will be another book fair later this year!
Last week Friday KWON library had our first Adopt-A-Book Day! Selected books were placed outside of our library that needed a home. Students were able to 'adopt' or take a book home for free if they promised to read and care for it. Staff members found books for their classrooms and home, as well. Thank you to all who helped make this day's event a success. Happy Reading!!
Meet the Librarian!
Aloha! My name is Kumu Jen Silva. Thank you for stopping by and visiting our library website! I am so excited to be able to welcome you into the library this year. We hope you find it a fun and inviting place to be! Be sure to check back for lots of updates and fun information about what's going on in the library!
August 29 - September 2
Scholastic Fall Book Fair
SCAN The QR Code BELOW for the KWON Library!
KWON Library QR Code (scan code above!)
Scholastic offers tons of Book Talks and Book Trailers so readers can sample a book through these innovative previews! Take a look!