Hickam Library opens new world of knowledge for young minds

(Via Ho’okele News)

The Hickam Library is not just for books any more. It offers audio and e-books, music, online learning and other ways to expand the mind.

Library know how is offered one Saturday a month. It is a free instructional session where adult and young patrons can learn how to get the most out of this resource on base. This month’s session will be held Saturday.

The session includes a refresher on the Dewey Decimal system, so customers can find the subject they are looking for within the rows of shelves.

Patrons learn how computers can enhance their library experience during a library know-how class. MWR Marketing photo

Young children are shown the joy of reading through pre-school story time, which is held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.

Themes change each session, often matching the season, holiday or special occasion. Parents are encouraged to bring their children down to the library to be entertained through the stories.

The library also holds special activities and events intended to not only encourage reading, but also other forms of expression.

A friendship book exchange will be held on Feb. 12. Children can bring a new, wrapped book and exchange it for another.

In March, the library will start a book club for fourth and fifth graders that will meet once a month. Also in March, the library will begin accepting submissions for the annual creative writing contest. Patrons from ages 6 to adult are encouraged to submit their original short story or poem.

All these activities are free. For more information, stop by to talk with the staff or call 449-8299.

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