The Bookmobile currently travels to thirteen sites weekly providing families on the Wai‘anae coast access to books and, hopefully, a life-long love of reading and learning. The Bookmobile visits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wai‘anae and Nanakuli, and housing developments like Kauiokalani, Mā‘ili Land, ‘Ohana Ola O Kahumana, as well as family homeless or emergency shelters like Pai‘olu. The children can read and check out books; there are also books for young people and for adults. Each day there are also various literacy-related activities. The Bookmobile is equipped with laptop computers and tablets for the children and/or their caregivers to use.
Mā‘ili Land: 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Kauiokalani: 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Pai‘olu Kai‘aulu: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Nanakuli Teen Center: 2:15-3:15 p.m.
Wai‘anae Boys & Girls Club: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Kahikolu: 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Ulu Ke Kukui: 1:15-2:45 p.m.
Hale Wai Vista: 2:45-4:10 p.m.
Nanakuli Boys & Girls Club: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Hanalei Group Home: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Hui Hana Pono Clubhouse: 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Sunflower/Waimaha: 2:45-4:00 p.m.
‘Ohana Ola O Kahumanu: 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Volunteers assist in literacy activities, read to children, help adults and children check out books and use the laptop computers. Currently, site visits are weekday afternoons. We ask for a minimum commitment of one visit per week, for at least four months. A criminal background check is required.
Pua‘ena Burgess, Bookmobile Program Manager
The Bookmobile and its operation are made possible with generous support from:
The Harry & Nee Chang Wong Foundation, The Pizza Hut Literacy Fund, The James & Abigail Campbell Family Foundation, Hawaiian Electric Company, and the Friends of Hawai’i Charities