PRIME TIME reading program to start 09.22.2010

Written by David Green.

After months of preparation, PRIME TIME Family Reading Time begins tomorrow at Stair Public Library.

The PRIME TIME program is scheduled 6 to 7:30 p.m every Thursday from Sept. 23 to Nov. 4 (no session Oct. 14 due to Parent-Teacher conferences) at the library for parents or guardians and their children.  At each session, Melissa Elliott will present stories and model reading aloud. Humanities scholar Melissa Stewart will serve as the discussion leader.

Tomorrow’s session will focus on the oral tradition of storytelling, poems and songs as the basis for the written word; the remainder of the sessions will focus on award-winning children’s books that families will check out each week.

PRIME TIME introduces families of children ages 6 to 12 to the pleasures and benefits of reading together and the many resources and services of the library, and aims to foster a lifelong love of learning through reading. A pre-school program is offered for younger siblings aged three to five. Meals, books, and transportation are provided and there will be a drawing for door prizes each week.

The project was developed by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association. The library won a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council, with support from the W. K. Kellogg Fund of the Grand Haven Community Foundation to implement the program locally and has received support from area businesses through willingness to provide meals, transportation, door prizes, and

For more information, contact Colleen Leddy at 517/458-6510 or ctbleddy@gmail.com. There are a few more openings for families interested in registering for the program

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