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ACPL to host Family Literacy Program

Aleina Milligan, Children's Librarian, will serve as host for "Prime Time Family Reading Time" which begins Tuesday, August 14 and continues every Tuesday through September 18, 2007
The Adair County Public Library has recieved a grant from the Louisana Endowment for the Hummanities (LEH), to host a family literacy program in Columbia, Kentucky.

The program, Prime Time Family Reading Time, targets children aged 6 to 10 and their parents in an effort to foster a lifelong love of learning through reading, Aleina Milligan, Children's Librarian and Prime Time Site Coordinator, says.

The program will be held every Tuesday at 5:30pm CT beginning August 14th and run through September 18th. A meal will be served to all participants before the reading and discussion session begins.

A special program for preschoolers

A special preschool program will be provided for those families with children under age six.

Prime Time, an award winning six week series of reading and discussion programs, includes sessions on such themes as fairness, greed, courage, cleverness, and determination. A discussion leader and storyteller introduce parents to the benefits and pleasures of reading and discussing stories with their children.

The program aims to expand participants' understanding of reading through the use of children's Literature with substantial humanities content. It focuses on expanding the teaching of literature, history and cultural values.

"Prime Time introduces families to the pleasures and benefits of reading through the use of the public library," Project Director, Dianne Brady, said. "We're pleased to be working with the Adair County Public Library to bring this exciting family literacy program to the citizens of Columbia.

Prime Time programs are sponsored by LEH, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Library Association. The LEH, is a private, statewide, non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information about participating in this program, contact Aleina Milligan at the Adair County Public Library at (270) 384-2472. Participants must pre-register.
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