LAHAINA - Storyteller Dave Del Rocco will present "Stories of Hawaii and the World" - folk tales of Hawaii, Africa, Alaska, Italy, Laos and the Philippines - on Saturday, July 13, at 10:30 a.m. at Lahaina Public Library.
Del Rocco's tales are mostly humorous in nature and explain how different cultures view aspects of their world.
A former "Public Librarian of the Year" and Hawaii State Public Library System children's librarian, Del Rocco has been a student of the Hawaiian language for many years.
He received a Master's Degree in Library Studies from the University of Hawaii at Manoa as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Hawaiian Language. Del Rocco has translated more than a dozen children's books into Hawaiian for the Department of Education's immersion program.
In addition, Del Rocco recently wrote the Hawaiian translation for two commercially produced children's books.
This program is recommended for ages five and older. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
For information, call Lahaina Public Library at 662-3950.
For details on the 2013 Summer Reading Programs, visit www.librarieshawaii.org.