Prime Time Family Reading Expands to Shoreline, Spokane in Spring 2013

Humanities Washington’s Family Reading program brings families together with the transformative power of stories. A photo slideshow from a fall session at the Lynnwood Library explains how this humanities-rich program works.

Participants in the pilot Prime Time Family Reading program in Lynnwood.

Participants in the pilot Prime Time Family Reading program in Lynnwood last October. | photo by Adam Knight. Click for a slideshow and more information about the program.

YOU CAN GO

What: Prime Time Family Reading in Shoreline
Where: Shoreline Library, 345 N.E. 175th St., Shoreline, 98155 [Directions]
When: Wednesday evenings, 6 to 7:30 p.m., March 27 to May 1
To sign up: Contact Linda Averill at lataverill@gmail.com or (206) 542-4712.

What: Prime Time Family Reading in Spokane
Where: Shadle Library, W. 2111 Wellesley Ave. Spokane, 99205 [Directions]
When: Tuesday evenings, 6 to 7:30 p.m., April 9 to May 14
To sign-up: Contact Lee Fowlter at leef@spokaneschools.org or (509) 354-2232.

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In 2012, Humanities Washington’s Family Reading program tested a new curriculum, known nationwide as Prime Time Family Reading Time, with a fall pilot program at the Lynnwood Library. The curriculum, developed by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, proved successful and will expand to libraries from the King County and Spokane Public Library systems this spring.

Prime Time Family Reading is a unique six-week, humanities-based program of reading, discussion and storytelling at public libraries and other venues that emphasizes the importance of families reading together to discuss significant cultural and ethical themes. The program creates a precondition for future learning by empowering parents and guardians of 6-10 year-olds to help their children enjoy reading and improve their reading abilities.

Since 1998, Humanities Washington’s Family Reading program have reached more than 110,000 children and family members and distributed more than 118,000 books.

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