Read To Me International E-News

May/June 2010 

Read To Me Reader

Highlights: Nonfiction Picture Books - Inside a Prison Literacy Project - Ice Cream Recipe

President's Message

From Lynne Waihee

Encourage your child's inner author with these fun books and tips from Lynne!

'Roll out those lazy, hazy crazy days of summer,' I can still hear Nat King Cole singing on an LP I had as a teenager... Read more

Research Says and Tips


Why Reading Aloud Is More Important than Ever During Summer Break

- ED Liane Akana visits research on the dreaded "summer slide" - Read

- Akana's tips: How to keep keiki learning and advancing during the summer months - Read

- A list of research articles on the summer slump - Read

Recipe Corner

We All Scream for Ice Cream!

On those hot summer days, nothing sounds better than a cool treat. Now, keiki can make their own with this recipe. Use to accompany Ice-Cream Cones for Sale. See how

Prison Projects

WCCCnewlsetter_tInside the WCCC Read To Me Prison Literacy Project

By Deanna Espinas, Library Services Coordinator

As featured in The Hawaii Women's Journal

"I pretend not to hear the sobs of the young woman sitting in the corner of the dining room as she hunches over a book and whispers into a digital recorder, “I love you, baby. ...'" Read more

Recommended Read Alouds

Nonfiction Picture Books

Keep your keiki learning over the summer while developing a love for reading aloud with these fun nonfiction picture books! Read more

Guest Writer

JennHeadshotNews_tGetting Gadget-Happy Millennials Reading

By Jennifer Hee

"The modern world is a rapidly changing place, full of things that are here one day and gone the next. One constant, however, is that all of us can benefit from the wisdom found in books."

For this, Hee proposes three simple ideas. Read more

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Hawaii Book and Music Festival
5/15 - 5/16 - Frank F. Fasi Civic Grounds
RTM raised over $1,000 with a used book fair!

Three New Board Members
Read To Me is excited to welcome three new members to the board of directors -- Mollie Sperry, Jo Anne Vieira, and Sharon Brown
. See updated board of directors

New Program with WIC-Honolulu
Read To Me will be kicking off the Feed Me a Story program with a Honolulu-based WIC office in June.

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