In celebration of National Reading Month, the Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) is partnering with the Honolulu Zoo Society, Children's Literature Hawaii and the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl to present "Wild About Reading" on Saturday, March 15 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Honolulu Zoo. "Wild About Reading" is a free event with purchase of zoo admission. Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i will also take part with a booth at the event!
The purpose of this event is to stimulate an interest in reading and highlight the importance of literacy. Gates will open at 9 a.m. and the first 500 families admitted will receive a ticket for a complimentary copy of "Chee-Lin: A Giraffe's Journey" by award-winning children's author James Rumford. An opening ceremony will be conducted at 10 a.m. and various activities will promote reading children's books about zoo animals throughout the event.