PRIME TIME Family Reading Time LEH
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 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
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED on Library Events Calendar for the sessions scheduled:
We received funding from the Farmington Municipal School Bilingual department to offer the six-week session or four-week session of PRIME TIME FAMILY READING TIME.
Dates are still waiting to be determined for the following schools:
HERMOSA MIDDLE SCHOOL: SEEDFOLKS
TIBBETTS MIDDLE SCHOOL: SEEDFOLKS
NORTHEAST: Favorites Series
ANIMAS: Favorites Series
ESPERANZA: Journeys Series
2014 Summer Session @ Farmington Public Library
Tuesdays, June 17 to July 22 (online registration available in January 2014)
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 the 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.