The Bookmobile currently travels to twelve 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 adn Nanakuli, and housing developments like Kauiokalani, Maililand, ‘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 for the children and/or their caregivers to use.
You can help improve literacy skills and school readiness on the Waianae 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.
Pai’olu Kai’aulu: 6:00-7:30
Wai’anae Boys & Girls Club: 3:00-4:30
Hale Wai Vista: 2:30-3:30
Ulu Ke Kukui: 3:30-4:45
Nanakuli Boys & Girls Club: 5:00-6:00
Hanalei Group Home: 6:00-7:30
Hui Hana Pono Clubhouse: 10:00-11:00
‘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.