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Saturday, November 12 • 10:40am - 11:00am
(29) Books, Battles, and Buzzers: How Friendly Competition Fuels Motivation LIMITED

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Kahuku is known for sports and large supportive families. Understanding the inherent strengths of the community, the Kahuku Public and School Library harnessed the importance of friendly competition and parental participation to create Battle of the Books, an after-school, extra-curricular program for 1st-6th graders to make reading social. Similar to a quiz game show where teams of students compete for prizes to answer the most questions correctly about books from pre-selected reading lists, it is the only multi-school, face-to-face reading competition in Hawaiʻi for elementary school students. Learn about the obstacles, workarounds, outcomes and future plans for this program.


Tamara King

Librarian, Kahuku Public and School Library
Tamara King is a Librarian at Kahuku Public and School Library. Previously, she managed two libraries in Kalihi's public housing and drove the bookmobile on the Leeward side of Oʻahu for the charity Hawaii Literacy. She is the secretary for Delta Kappa Gamma-Epsilon and a member of the Nene Children’s Book Award Committee.

Saturday November 12, 2016 10:40am - 11:00am
University Classroom Building: Room 112

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