Red Bays reading aloud at the 2014 Prime Time program

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Family Reading TimeŽ

Peter White Public Library
217 N. Front Street
Marquette, MI  49855

Saturday mornings
October 3 - November 7
from 10:30 am to Noon

Call 226-4323 for more information

What is Prime Time?  Prime Time Family Reading Time is a family literacy program focused on storytelling and discussion, developed in partnership with the Michigan Humanities Council. The program targets families with children ages 6 to 10 who are having difficulty reading, helping parents and children become enthusiastic library users.

Highlights of the Prime Time program:
  • Features award-winning children's literature to stimulate discussion about humanities themes and issues encountered in everyday life, led each week by a storyteller and scholar;  
  • Separate pre-reading activities for families with preschool children (ages 3-5); 
  • A nutritious lunch;
  • Door prizes;
  • Opportunities to learn about library resources;  
  • Free to 25 families in the Peter White Public Library service area;
  • All families will be offered library cards; and
  • Transportation is available for those in need.
Six Prime Time sessions will be held at the library from 10:30 am to noon beginning October 3 through November 7, 2015. Join us this fall for Peter White Public Library's sixth year of Prime Time Family Reading Time.  
Call the library at 226-4323 for more information about the program.

Primetime staff picture

2015 Prime Time Team:
Sarah Rehborg:  Project coordinator
Char Moody:  Registrar
Jeni Kilpela:  Preschool coordinator
Jen Robinette:  Scholar
Jessica "Red" Bays:  Storyteller

(Not pictured:  Mary Schneeberger:  Community outreach
Corinne Rockow:  Storyteller substitute)

Get involved!
If you are interested in supporting Prime Time, financial, door prize, or healthy meal donations would be appreciated. Contact us at 226-4323.

Lunch served at Peter White Public Library's 2014 Prime Time program

Community Partners:
Friends of the Peter White Public Library
Marquette-Alger Reading Council
Michigan Humanities Council
Marquette-Alger Great Start Collaborative
Marquette County Community Foundation
Marquette Breakfast Rotary Club
Marquette West Rotary Foundation
Phyllis and Max Reynolds Foundation
Mary Ann Theis
Kohl's Cares
NMU Education Students
M.S.H.S. Key Club
Mining Journal

Lunch Partners:
Jean Kay's Pasties
Border Grill
Dominos Pizza
Marquette Food Coop
Super One Foods

Spread the word:  If you know people who might be interested, do share our downloadable brochure and information sheet.

Find out more about
Prime Time from the
Michigan Humanities Council.
MI Humanities Council Learn how Prime Time
started at the Lousiana
Endowment for the Humanities.

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