Martin County Library System Press Releases

June 18, 2010

MCLS Awarded Prime Time Grant, Representatives to Attend New Orleans Workshop

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For Immediate Release                                                                       Contact: Susan Pérez  

June 18, 2010                                                                                      772-221-1401

                                                                                                            sperez@martin.fl.us

Martin County Library System representatives to attend

PRIME TIME training workshop.

Four individuals representing the Martin County Library System will participate in a training workshop July 23-25, 2010 in New Orleans, La. for the PRIME TIME FAMILY READING TIME® family literacy project sponsored by PRIME TIME Inc., an affiliate of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH). 

Martin County Library System is one of four community libraries in Florida selected to host the program.  The LEH, in cooperation with the American Library Association Public Programs Office, selected public libraries to participate in the national expansion of the LEH’s award-winning family reading and discussion program.  National expansion of PRIME TIME is made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Representing the Martin County Library System will be: Susan Pérez, Program Coordinator; John D. Kennedy, Ph.D., Scholar; Valerie Baldwin, Storyteller; and Flory Anzueto, Community Organizer.  The team will discuss plans and strategies for implementing the reading discussion and storytelling series based on illustrated children’s books.  PRIME TIME is designed specifically for families with children aged 6 to 10 who are experiencing difficulty reading.  Separate reading activities are available for pre-school siblings aged 3 to 5.

The PRIME TIME program is scheduled for 2011-2012.  Reading and discussion leaders will conduct 90-minute meetings at the Blake, Hobe Sound Public and Elisabeth Lahti libraries for parents or guardians and their children.  At each session, Ms. Baldwin will present stories and model reading aloud.  Humanities scholar Dr. Kennedy will serve as the discussion leader.

For more information, contact Susan Pérez, 772-221-1401, sperez@martin.fl.us.

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