Super Volunteers!

Post Spring 2016 reading program

Thanks to all of our super volunteers, we just wrapped up our 2015-2016 RIF school year! Our dedicated and enthusiastic volunteer team distributed 5,504 books during the Spring distribution which ended on May 13. This included a book for each of our 4,130 students, 214 classroom libraries, all student helpers and an extra bonus “grab bag” book for the third-graders. For the school year, we distributed 15,000 books!

Our volunteers are the best….and the key to making our RIF program successful! We wish them and our RIF kids a very happy summer…and happy reading!

Winter 2016

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Thanks to our dedicated crew of enthusiastic volunteers, we just completed a very successful Winter 2016 book distribution. The students as well as the volunteers loved the variety of books!

Our grand total of books distributed was 5,143. This includes 4,342 books for the kindergarten through third-grade students (as well as pre-schoolers in three of our schools), a book for each of our 54 student helpers, a book for each of our 214 kindergarten through third-grade classroom libraries and a bonus “grab bag” book for some of our third graders.

We’re already planning for our Spring distribution and new books have already been ordered. Our school visits are scheduled for April 8 to May 16.

Wow! It’s 2016!

LincolnHappy New Year! The new year means our winter book distribution is upon us. New books have been ordered and our volunteers are signing up for school visits! Our 16 school visits are scheduled between January 13 and February 26. We can’t wait to visit our RIF schools!

Suzie Lee, principal of Ma’ili Elementary School, wrote recently, “The RIF volunteers all seem to love what they do and the students in return love the RIF volunteers. At the end of a RIF distribution day, many students come to my office to show me the books they selected. They feel proud to have been able to select a book to take home and they feel special to be given a book to keep as their own. It is truly heartwarming to see the smiles and happy faces at the end of a RIF distribution day.”

Make that smiles all around!

50 Free E-Books!


In celebration of RIF’s 50th anniversary, RIF and ustyme are giving away a billion free e-books as a gift! Download your library of 50 free e-books at today. No purchase necessary. Children will love the classic stories all digitally mastered in HD! Share the magic of stories this holiday season.


The 2015-16 school year begins!


Preparation for the 2015-16 school year is well underway. Our 16 schools have selected their distribution dates and our corps of 66 dedicated volunteers are ready to visit the individual classrooms and get the children excited about reading! The principal at Nanaikapono Elementary School said, “The RIF Program volunteers convey their love of reading every time they come to the school, and our students embrace their enthusiasm.”  Read more

2014-15 is a wrap!


On May 15, 2015, we completed our 37th year!

During the 2014-2015 school year, RIF-Honolulu gave books to 4,557 students, 60 student helpers and 238 teachers (each teacher selected a book for his/her classroom library). The total number of books distributed during the school year was 16,162.  Mahalo and kudos to our entire team of RIF volunteers and supporters!

Winter 2015 Update


Our RIF team just wrapped up our winter book distribution. We distributed a grand total of 5,529 books! That means it’s time to order more books for our final distribution of this 2014-2015 school year. Our spring dates for school visits are April 13 through May 15.

Winter 2015 Book Distribution

Happy New Year! Our winter 2015 book distribution is underway and continues through February 25. Our enthusiastic volunteers are ready with lots of new books!

Our third and final book distribution for the year 2014 – 2015 school year will begin on April 13.



Updates from our Team!

Thank you to all our RIF volunteers and supporters; our fall book distribution was a successful one! We distributed books to our 16 RIF schools and completed our visits on October 17.

We’ll be ordering books and preparing for our winter book distribution which runs from January 16 to February 25, 2015.

Our 2013-2014 RIF Season

We just completed our 2013-2014 RIF season! Our RIF volunteers visited the 16 RIF schools in the fall of 2013, and winter and spring of 2014.

Because of our generous supporters, in addition to offering the children their selection of a book at each of our classroom visits, we also provided “grab bags” from which the children selected a second book! We distributed a total of 23,866 books during the past school year! Our 2014-2015 RIF season begins this September!