Joanne and Larry Laird, program directors of the Read Aloud America Program (RAP), will offer four Holiday Story Times at two Maui libraries this month.
Read Aloud America is a family literacy program that has been held at 18 Maui County public schools since January 2007. With its staff of two and dozens of trained volunteers, RAP has reached more than 60,000 students and parents since coming to Maui.
To be held at Makawao Public Library on Dec. 5 and 12 at 10 a.m. and Lahaina Public Library on Dec. 7 and 14 at 10:30 a.m., the 30-minute RAP Holiday Story Time is geared for children ages Pre-Kindergarten through second grade.
The story time will feature readings from some of the most popular children's holiday picture books. Every child will be able to select a brand new book to take home at the conclusion of the program.