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Prime Time Family Reading Time

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leh brochurePRIME 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 or Native American/Navajo program. Each PRIME TIME series typically serves 15 to 20 families comprised of parents and children ages 6 - 12. The program is also designed to include separate activities for pre-school children who are attending with older siblings.

 

  • 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

Sponsored by Farmington Municipal School Bilingual department.

NORTHEAST: Favorites Series (ONLINE REGISTRATION)
-----January 27 to March 10, 2014 (no session on February 17)
-----Contact: Charlotte Mason @ Northeast Elementary

ESPERANZA: Journeys Series
ANIMAS: Favorites Series

HERMOSA MIDDLE SCHOOL: SEEDFOLKS
TIBBETTS MIDDLE SCHOOL: SEEDFOLKS

2014 Summer Session @ Farmington Public Library
Tuesdays, June 17 to July 22
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

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PRIME TIME FAMILY READING TIME at your school or organization

  • Decide on a six week schedule at
  • Decide on a time (5:30 to 7:00pm works best)
  • Select a day (Monday or Tuesday are best)
  • Recruit 15 to 22 families to attend the six week session
  • Location can be your site or the Farmington Public Library
  • Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman is the book used for the four week session at Middle Schools.
  • The discussion uses a multicultural syllabus, assigned by chapters, that uses stories to relate back to their own cultural experience.
  • Please contact Flo Trujillo for details.

 

SAMPLE SCHEDULE for PRIME TIME FAMILY READING TIME®

PRIME TIME SCHEDULE 5:30pm-- REGISTRATION TABLE
Families arrive at first session Photo is taken (release form) Families receive their book bags Dinner/snack and survey

6:00pm-- LIBRARY AREA & Daycare Library Commercial Storyteller reads story Scholar/Discussion Leader

7:00pm-- SESSION ENDS prize giveaway at each session

Each PRIME TIME session includes a library commercial to introduce families to additional library resources including summer reading, story time, homework aids, GED materials, books on parenting and health care, computer/internet resources, and local and international newspapers and magazines.

 

FARMINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
2101 Farmington Ave
Farmington, NM 87401
505-599-1270

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