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WHAT: PRIME TIME provides a unique six-week program of reading, discussion, and storytelling. A discussion leader, Ms. Nadeau, and storyteller, Ms. Blaum, conduct weekly book discussions and storytelling for children ages 6 to 10 and their parents.

WHY: PRIME TIME reinforces the role of the family, bonds parents/guardians and children around the act of reading, and encourages families to read and discuss humanities topics.

WHEN: Thursdays, 5:30-7:00 PM between Mardi Gras and spring break (Feb. 22, March 1, March 8, March 15, March 22, and March 29)

WHERE: MJCS Cafe, 5:30-6:00 PM for a light family meal and MJCS Library, 6:00-7:00 PM for storytelling, discussion, door prizes, and free books

WHO: Families with children ages 6 to 10 who can commit to the full six weeks of the program. This is not a drop in or drop off program. Families participate together for six weeks. Younger siblings will share the meal with the family and then go to the PreK sibling section with Ms. Schumacher and Ms. New.

HOW: Families must be pre-registered and space is limited. We will begin a wait list once we reach capacity. Preference is given to families who have previously made a commitment to the program. Contact Lisa Sirgo,, 504-373-6258 for a registration form by Wednesday, Feb. 7. If you have previously registered for Prime Time, you will only need to let Ms. Sirgo know that you would like to continue participating and provide any updates to your contact information no later than Wednesday, Feb. 7.

SPONSORS: PRIME TIME is a free program thanks to the generosity of The National and Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, The American Library Association, and The Kellogg Foundation.