PRIME TIME Family Reading Time
About Prime Time
PRIME TIME FAMILY READING TIME® is a six-week program of reading, discussion and storytelling held in public libraries. The program features award-winning children's books to stimulate discussion about humanities themes and problems encountered in everyday life. Each 90-minute session includes the reading of up to three books by a storyteller followed by facilitated discussion with a humanities scholar.
Programs can be presented in English or as a bilingual Spanish/English program. Each PRIME TIME series typically serves 15 to 20 families comprised of parents and children ages 6 - 12.
The goals of the Prime Time program are to:
- bond families around the act of reading and learning together
- reinforce the role of the family
- encourage parents and children to read and discuss humanities topics
- help parents and children become active library users
- highlight the important role of the library in local communities and daily home life
Each PRIME TIME session includes time to introduce families to additional library resources including homework aids, GED materials, books on parenting and health care, computer/internet resources, and local and international newspapers and magazines. The program is also designed to include separate activities for pre-school children who are attending with older siblings.
2013 PRIME TIME sites:
September 9 - October 14, 2013
Scottsdale Public Library, Paiute Neighborhood Center
March 25 - April 29, 2014
Pima County Public Libraries, Valencia Branch Library
2010-2011 Prime Time programs are made possible with the additional support of the Pima County Public Library District.
More about PRIME TIME FAMILY READING TIME® Created by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities in 1991, PRIME TIME Family Reading Time is an award-winning reading, discussion, and storytelling series based on illustrated children's books.
For more information about PRIMETIME in Arizona, contact:
Programs & Grants Manager