Prime Time Family Reading Application

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Applicant Information

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Program Information


Prime Time series are held on weeknights, once per week for six weeks. When would you like to offer your first Prime Time series?



 
If you already have an idea, what are the dates of your proposed sessions? 






Library Information
Please state the name and address of the library branch where you intend to hold the proposed Prime Time series.


Enter only building number and street name.

Enter apartment, room or suite number.


Character Limit: 2

Character Limit: 10
Staffing

Enter a number between 0 and 1,000,000.

School Partnership (40 of 100 possible points) 

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School Partner


Enter only building number and street name.

Enter apartment, room or suite number.


Character Limit: 2

Character Limit: 10

Character Limit: 3,000

Character Limit: 1,000

Character Limit: 250
Please explain how the school administration will support this program. *

Upload a letter of support from the partner school administration that addresses each of the following topics:

    • Strategies for identifying and recruiting sufficient numbers of program participants – recruitment of 30+ families
    • Plans for allocation of staff time to support the program, with identifying participants, recruitment, direct program support, translation, and follow up
    • Clear understanding of the need for literacy and humanities programming
    • Strategies for communicating the benefits of program participation to students and their families
    • Explanation on how Prime Time fills a gap in other programming or in academic deficits

    Site Requirements (30 of 100 possible points)

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    Prime Time sessions are 90 minutes each, held once per week for six weeks on weeknight evenings. Libraries determine the dates and times of each six-week series, taking into account holidays, school breaks, and possible conflicts. 
    Program Location


    Character Limit: 3,000
    Space Requirements
    Prime Time sessions are held in multiple spaces in libraries: *
    • one large meeting space in which families can enjoy meals and engage in group discussions
    • a contiguous but separate space for serving meals and preparing leftovers for distribution is helpful but not required
    • a separate space for the Preschool Coordinator to lead program-related activities with younger siblings.
    Please confirm you have space in your library or elsewhere to accommodate these activities by noting size and layout.

    Note: If your library does not have sufficient space, Prime Time can be held at the partner elementary school, church, community center or other appropriate location.

    Character Limit: 3,000
    Meals



    Limit Character: 3000

    Communities Served (20 of 100 possible points)

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    Community Information
    This information should be derived from the latest data from the Washington State Office of Financial Management or from the US Census.

    Character Limit: 250

    Character Limit: 10,000

    Scoring Options: 1-100

    Character Limit: 3,000

    Prime Time Team (10 of 100 possible points)

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    Team Members
    Each Prime Time series is staffed by a Library Coordinator, Community Organizer, Humanities
    Scholar, Storyteller, Preschool Coordinator, and two or more volunteers.

    Descriptions of these positions can be found on the Humanities Washington website at
    www.humanities.org and are listed below.

    In some cases Humanities Washington staff can help you identify people in your community to
    work on your Prime Time team.

    Please contact George Abeyta at (206) 682-1770 x104 or by email at george@humanities.org.
    Program Coordinator
     
    This person, from the host library system, is responsible for overseeing the logistics of the 6-
    week series including the following:
    • Recruit a team to deliver the program, including a Community Organizer, Humanities Scholar,
    Storyteller, Preschool Coordinator, and two or more volunteers
    • Provide for nutritious meals, including meals families can take home each week, using Humanities Washington funds, along with local funds or donations
    • Store and organize Prime Time program materials throughout the six-week program
    • Distribute and collect Prime Time books each week of the program
    • Oversee participant registration each week of the program
    • Promote library services and resources (5-10 minutes) during each session
    • Organize and distribute Family Surveys, completion certificates, and gift books (week 6)
    • Submit a final report online within three weeks of the conclusion of the series
    • Return completed Family Surveys and Attendance Sheets, and program materials within 3
    weeks of program end
     
    If you have identified a Program Coordinator, please list his or her name and contact information.





    Community Organizer
     
    This person is responsible for recruiting families and contacting families during the series. It is
    very helpful if this person has a close connection with the partner school. The Community
    Organizer is expected to:

    • Recruit and register 15 – 25 families (minimum 15 families served at each session)
    • Distribute registration materials to local school(s) and make connections with school reading
    interventionists, teachers, and principals
    • Translate all program-related materials for families, if necessary
    • Attend each Prime Time session
    • Call, text, or email participants each week to remind them to attend the program
    • Submit a final report online within three weeks of the conclusion of the series
    The Community Organizer might also assist the Library Coordinator with the following:
    • Preparation of nametags
    • Registration of participants each week
    • Room set-up and clean-up
     
    If you have identified a Community Organizer, please list his or her name and contact information.






    Please enter the mailing address for the Community Organizer's stipend.

    Enter only building number and street name.

    Enter apartment, room or suite number.


    Character Limit: 2

    Character Limit: 10
    Community Organizer 2

    If you have identified a 2nd Community Organizer, please list his or her name and contact information.






    Please enter the mailing address for the 2nd Community Organizer's stipend.

    Enter only building number and street name.

    Enter apartment, room or suite number.


    Character Limit: 2

    Character Limit: 10
    Humanities Scholar
     
    The scholar is an individual with an MA or Ph.D. in a humanities field. Scholars can often be
    recruited from colleges, universities, or community colleges. In addition, Scholars need to be
    interested in working with families and have an approachable and welcoming demeanor.
    Humanities Scholars are expected to:

    • Be eager to transmit a love of reading and talking about books to an audience (parents or
    guardians and their children) that primarily thinks of reading as a school activity
    • Be comfortable working with participants who have limited reading skills and do not have
    experience talking about books
    • Model techniques that families can replicate at home for initiating and encouraging
    discussions of humanities themes and ideas
    • Facilitate discussion of themes / issue found in Prime Time program curriculum books
    • Submit a final report online within three weeks of the conclusion of the series
    If you have identified a Humanities Scholar, please list his or her name and contact information.




    Please enter the mailing address for the Humanities Scholar's stipend.

    Enter only building number and street name.

    Enter apartment, room or suite number.


    Character Limit: 2

    Character Limit: 10
    Storyteller
     
    The storyteller needs to be comfortable reading books aloud and be approachable and
    welcoming to participants. Successful storytellers have included librarians and elementary
    school teachers. The storyteller needs to:

    • Possess a broad knowledge of children’s literature and the ability to work with non-traditional
    audiences
    • Be comfortable working with participants with limited reading skills
    • Demonstrate the inter-relatedness of the oral and literary traditions
    • Present stories, modeling read-aloud and discussion techniques that families can replicate at
    home
    • Encourage and facilitate discussions of humanities themes and ideas found in the Prime Time
    program curriculum books
    • Submit a final report online within three weeks of the conclusion of the series
     
    If you have identified a Storyteller, please list his or her name and contact information.





    Please enter the mailing address for the Storyteller's stipend.

    Enter only building number and street name.

    Enter apartment, room or suite number.


    Character Limit: 2

    Character Limit: 10
    Preschool Assistant
     
    Successful Preschool Assistants have been individuals working in a library system or as a
    teacher or aide from a local school. Preschool Assistants are expected to:

    • Attend to the needs of three- to five-year-old children and present pre-reading activities while
    parents and older siblings participate in the reading and discussion program
    • Engage with young children by stimulating their minds with stories, books, activities, songs,
    and crafts
    • Assist in room set-up and clean-up
    • Submit a final report online within three weeks of the conclusion of the series
     
    If you have identified a Preschool Assistant, please list his or her name and contact information.





    Please enter the mailing address for the Preschool Assistant's stipend.

    Enter only building number and street name.

    Enter apartment, room or suite number.


    Character Limit: 2

    Character Limit: 10
    Volunteers
     
    Prime Time volunteers typically help serve food, prepare food for families to take home, and
    assist the Preschool Coordinator, in addition to creating a welcoming environment for families.
    Having the assistance of two or more volunteers can positively influence the operation and
    success of the program.

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