Thursday, August 30, 2018

Patrons at Five Points West Library Gather for Prime Time Family Reading Time

Keiah Shauku of Urban Avenues leads a discussion at Five Points West Library

Five Points West Regional Branch Library has kicked off the 2018 summer and fall season of Prime Time Family Reading Time, a six-week program that encourages parents and their children to celebrate the joy of reading together. About 40 adults and children participate in the program, said Fontaine Alison, a storyteller at Five Points West Library.

The program at Five Points West Library runs through September 18, then will be followed by a bilingual PrimeTime Family Reading Time program in Spanish/English. Prime Time Family Reading Time is sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation.

Some food and fellowship before the program begins

Each 90-minute session includes storytellers reading up to three books followed by a discussion. During the August 28 Prime Time Family Reading Time, the group discussion was led by Keiah Shauku, a longtime BPL volunteer and director of outreach at Urban Avenues, a nonprofit in Woodlawn. Attendees were provided with a light meal to the reading and book discussion.

Prime Time Family Reading Time features award-winning children’s books to stimulate discussion about problems families encounter every day. They typical gathering is comprised of parents and children aged 6 to 12. For more information on dates, times, and location of Prime Time Family Reading Time programs being held at BPL, visit the events calendar.

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