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 and . 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.
You can help improve literacy skills and school readiness on the Wai‘anae Coast. Hawaii Literacy’s Classroom on Wheels program visits housing projects and Boys and Girls Clubs. Serving all ages young and old, the literacy minibus brings books, laptop computers, toys and activities to communities during weekly visits. Currently, site visits are weekday afternoons. Volunteers assist in literacy activities, read to children, help adults and children check out books and use the laptop computers. We ask for a minimum commitment of one visit per week, for at least four months. A criminal background check is required.
Mā‘ili Land: 3:00-4:30
Pai‘olu Kai‘aulu: 6:00-7:30
Nanakuli Teen Center: 2:15-3:15
Wai‘anae Boys & Girls Club: 3:30-4:30
Ulu Ke Kukui: 1:15-2:45
Hale Wai Vista: 2:45-4:10
Nanakuli Boys & Girls Club: 4:30-5:30
Hanalei Group Home: 6:00-7:30
Hui Hana Pono Clubhouse: 10:00-11:30
‘Ohana Ola O Kahumanu: 4:00-5:30
Pua‘ena Burgess, Bookmobile Program Manager
Tel: 537-6706 (office) or 225-5052
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.