Alu Like's 2nd annual 'Literacy Fair'

Alu Like's 2nd annual 'Literacy Fair'

HONOLULU (HAWAIINEWSNOW) - In 1825, when Kamehameha III took the throne he proclaimed his "kingdom to be a literate kingdom." And in his honor, Alu like is holding its second annual literacy fair.

"The goal of the fair is to encourage learners of all ages, children, adults, and elderly to read,"said Kalehua Mueller Literacy Coordinator.

The Native Hawaiian Library is one of Alu Like's many programs benefitting the Hawaiian community.

"We make books available to families and go to schools and help children in after school programs. We also provide resource support to teachers," said Mueller.

Kalehua is thinks often of the high literacy rates in Hawaii during the 19th century.

"Hawaii had one of the highest literacy rates in the world. Children, adults, and ali'i could all read. So we want to honor and perpetuate that," said Mueller.

The fair is free to the public and great for the whole family. There will also be crafters and musicians.

There will also be games for children, free lomilomi, kalo pounding, and native plants from Hui Ku Maoli Ola, all celebrating literacy in Hawaii.