October 6-November 10, 2018
All programs free! Registration required.

What is Prime Time?
Prime Time is a special 6-week program of reading, discussion, and storytelling for parents and their children ages 3-10. The program teaches many simple strategies to help family and friends not only boost a child’s reading skills, but also encourage a greater interest in reading. PRIME TIME families will learn how to talk about books in ways that can increase classroom success. The program is free, and transportation assistance, such as cab fare and bus passes, is available.
Programs are presented by a discussion leader and a storyteller who use award-winning children's books to

  • Encourages parents and children to read and talk about books as a family activity;
  • Identify and discuss the ideas and values in children's books;
  • Teach parents and children how to choose books and use library resources.

PRIME TIME programs will be held Saturday mornings, October 6-November 10 from 10:30 am to noon. A healthy lunch will be provided during the program.

2016 Prime Time staff
2018 Prime Time Family Reading Time staff (Amanda Pierce not pictured). Call the Youth Services Department at 906/226-4323 for more information about the program.

Download the 2018 Letter to Parents for more information.
Families who wish to participate must be pre-registered.  Registration is closed as of September 30. Parents with children ages 6-10 and who are still interested can call Sarah Rehborg at 906/226-4323.

Thank you to our 2017 Community Partners:

Friends of the Peter White Public Library
Michigan Humanities Council
Marquette-Alger Reading Council
Community Foundation of Marquette County
Marquette Breakfast Rotary Club
Phyllis & Max Reynolds Foundation
Kohl's Cares
Marquette West Rotary Foundation
The Mining Journal
Marquette Rotary Club
Taiga Games
Checker Transport, LLC

Lunch Partners:

Super 1 Foods Marquette
Border Grill
Marquette Food Co-op
Jean Kay's Pasties
Jimmy John's
Knights of Columbus Council #6447
St. Louis the King Women's Club