PRIME TIME FAMILY READING PROGRAM APPLICATION (2022/2023)

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Host Organization
The host organization is the library, school, museum, or other eligible organization to which Humanities Washington awards the Prime Time Grant, and which assumes responsibility for fulfilling the provisions of the grant contract.

An Authorizing Official at the host organization signs the Prime Time Grant contract, and a Finance Officer at the host organization receives the grant payment.

The host organization may or may not be one of the institutions that directly implements a Prime Time series, such as a library or school.







Contact Information
Applicant
The Applicant is the person completing this application on behalf of the host organization.





Authorizing Official
The Authorizing Official is responsible for signing the Prime Time Grant contract on behalf of the host organization.




Finance Officer
The Finance Officer is responsible for receiving payment of the Prime Time Grant on behalf of the host organization.




Financial Support for Libraries

You can select more than one!

Library Information
Please select the library branch where you intend to hold the proposed Prime Time series.


Please enter your library's name and address.




Character Limit: 2

Character Limit: 10

Enter a number between 0 and 1,000,000.
Location / Schedule

Prime Time sessions are held in large meeting rooms within libraries or schools.  Can the proposed site accommodate  large groups of attendees (40 – 60 individuals) every week for six weeks?

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

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.

When would you like to offer this Prime Time series?




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






 
Meals or Gift Cards



Limit Character: 3000
Curriculum

Bilingual Prime Time series are not recommended for first-time sites due to the complexity of administering the bilingual curriculum.
Team Members
Each in-person Prime Time series is staffed by a Program Coordinator, Community Organizer, Humanities Scholar, Storyteller, Preschool Assistant, 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 the Prime Time Team at primetime@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
 

Please supply the Program Coordinator's 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 supply contact information.






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 supply contact information.





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 their name and contact information.





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 their name and contact information.





Volunteers
 

Prime Time volunteers typically help serve food, prepare food for families to take home, and
assist the Preschool Assistant, 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.

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

Only enter numbers (e.g. 1,000)

Character Limit: 10,000

Scoring Options: 1-100

Character Limit: 3,000
School Partner




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
    • Strategies for ensuring attendance remains at 15 or more families each week of the program.
    • 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

    Helpful but not required to apply for Humanities Washington funding.

    Library Information
    Please select the library branch where you intend to hold the proposed Prime Time series.


    Please enter your library's name and address.




    Character Limit: 2

    Character Limit: 10

    Enter a number between 0 and 1,000,000.
    Location / Schedule

    Prime Time sessions are held in large meeting rooms within libraries or schools.  Can the proposed site accommodate  large groups of attendees (40 – 60 individuals) every week for six weeks?

    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

    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.

    When would you like to offer this Prime Time series?




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






     
    Meals or Gift Cards



    Limit Character: 3000
    Curriculum

    Bilingual Prime Time series are not recommended for first-time sites due to the complexity of administering the bilingual curriculum.
    Team Members
    Each in-person Prime Time series is staffed by a Program Coordinator, Community Organizer, Humanities Scholar, Storyteller, Preschool Assistant, 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 the Prime Time Team at primetime@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 supply 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 supply contact information.






    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 supply contact information.





    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 their name and contact information.





    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 their name and contact information.





    Volunteers
     

    Prime Time volunteers typically help serve food, prepare food for families to take home, and
    assist the Preschool Assistant, 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.

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

    Only enter numbers (e.g. 1,000)

    Character Limit: 10,000

    Scoring Options: 1-100

    Character Limit: 3,000
    School Partner




    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
      • Strategies for ensuring attendance remains at 15 or more families each week of the program.
      • 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

      Helpful but not required to apply for Humanities Washington funding.

      Library Information
      Please select the library branch where you intend to hold the proposed Prime Time series.


      Please enter your library's name and address.




      Character Limit: 2

      Character Limit: 10

      Enter a number between 0 and 1,000,000.
      Location / Schedule

      Prime Time sessions are held in large meeting rooms within libraries or schools.  Can the proposed site accommodate  large groups of attendees (40 – 60 individuals) every week for six weeks?

      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

      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.

      When would you like to offer this Prime Time series?




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






       
      Meals or Gift Cards



      Limit Character: 3000
      Curriculum

      Bilingual Prime Time series are not recommended for first-time sites due to the complexity of administering the bilingual curriculum.
      Team Members
      Each in-person Prime Time series is staffed by a Program Coordinator, Community Organizer, Humanities Scholar, Storyteller, Preschool Assistant, 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 the Prime Time Team at primetime@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 supply 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 supply contact information.






      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 supply contact information.





      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 their name and contact information.





      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 their name and contact information.





      Volunteers
       

      Prime Time volunteers typically help serve food, prepare food for families to take home, and
      assist the Preschool Assistant, 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.

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

      Only enter numbers (e.g. 1,000)

      Character Limit: 10,000

      Scoring Options: 1-100

      Character Limit: 3,000
      School Partner




      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
        • Strategies for ensuring attendance remains at 15 or more families each week of the program.
        • 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

        Helpful but not required to apply for Humanities Washington funding.
        ONLINE PRIME TIME SERIES (1 OF 2)
        Library Information
        Please select the library branch where you intend to hold the proposed Prime Time series.


        Please enter your library's name and address.




        Character Limit: 2

        Character Limit: 10

        Enter a number between 0 and 1,000,000.
        Location / Schedule

        Online Prime Time sessions are typically 60 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. 

        When would you like to offer this online Prime Time series?



         

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






        Online Environment Requirements
        Prime Time online sessions are 60 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. Libraries also provide the online environment — such as Zoom — and share links to each session with the school partner and Humanities Washington.
        Prime Time online sessions are held in library-supported online environments:
        • Online meetings should be secure and protected.
        • While sessions with families are generally one hour, teams often meet before and after family-attended sessions.
        Please confirm that the library can supply a safe and secure online meeting environment for more than two hours each week for six weeks.


        Character Limit: 3,000
        Weekly Gift Cards

        Curriculum

        Bilingual Prime Time series are not recommended for first-time sites due to the complexity of administering the bilingual curriculum.
        Team Members
        Each Prime Time series is staffed by a Program Coordinator, a Community Organizer, a Humanities
        Scholar, and a Storyteller.

        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 the Prime Time Team at primetime@humanities.org or (206) 682-1770 x104.
        Program Coordinator
         

        This person, from the host library system, is responsible for overseeing the logistics of the six-week online series including the following:
        • Recruit a team to deliver the program, including a Community Organizer, Humanities Scholar, and Storyteller
        • Secure and share links to online environments for weekly online sessions
        • Facilitate distribution of weekly gift cards by the Community Organizer
        • Distribute Prime Time program materials once, approximately one week before the fist online session
        • If during the COVID-19 pandemic, distribute materials safely from the library parking lot or other outdoor location
        • Track online participant attendance each week of the program
        • Promote library services and resources (5-10 minutes) during each online session
        • Facilitate distribution of weekly family surveys.
        • Maintain attendance records
        • Submit a final report online within three weeks of the conclusion of the series
        If you have identified a Program Coordinator, please supply contact information.






        Community Organizer
         

        This person is responsible for recruitment, tracking receipt of weekly family surveys, distributing weekly gift cards, and contacting families during the program. It is very helpful if this person has a close connection with the partner school. The Community Organizer is expected to:
        • Recruit and register between 15 – 25 families (a maximum of 15 and a minimum of 10 families are to be served at each online session)
        • Distribute registration materials to via text or email or at local school(s) and make connections with school reading interventionists, teachers, and principals
        • Track attendance (together with the Program Coordinator) and receipt of weekly family surveys in order to distribute weekly gift cards
        • Distribute weekly gift cards via US mail or delivery
        • Translate all program-related materials for families, if necessary
        • Attend each Prime Time session
        • Call, text, or email participants each week to share links to the online program
        • Submit a final report online within three weeks of the conclusion of the program
        If you have identified a Community Organizer, please supply contact information.






        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 might consider reading as primarily a school activity
        • Be comfortable working online with participants who have limited reading skills and do not have experience talking about books
        • Model techniques online that families can replicate at home for initiating and encouraging discussions of humanities themes and ideas
        • Facilitate online 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 supply contact information.





        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 online
        • Be comfortable working online and with participants with limited reading skills
        • Demonstrate the inter-relatedness of storytelling and literary traditions
        • During online sessions, present stories and model read-aloud and discussion techniques families can replicate at home
        • Encourage and facilitate online 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 supply contact information.





        School Partner




        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 who can connect online – recruitment of 20+ families in order to serve between 10 and 15 families online at each session.
          • Strategies for ensuring attendance remains at 10 or more families each week of the online program.
          • Strategies for supporting program participants' tech needs through distribution of tablets and/or laptops if needed.
          • 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

          ONLINE PRIME TIME SERIES (2 OF 2)
          Library Information
          Please select the library branch where you intend to hold the proposed Prime Time series.


          Please enter your library's name and address.




          Character Limit: 2

          Character Limit: 10

          Enter a number between 0 and 1,000,000.
          Location / Schedule

          Online Prime Time sessions are typically 60 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. 

          When would you like to offer this online Prime Time series?



           

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






          Online Environment Requirements
          Prime Time online sessions are 60 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. Libraries also provide the online environment — such as Zoom — and share links to each session with the school partner and Humanities Washington.
          Prime Time online sessions are held in library-supported online environments: *
          • Online meetings should be secure and protected.
          • While sessions with families are generally one hour, teams often meet before and after family-attended sessions.
          Please confirm that the library can supply a safe and secure online meeting environment for more than two hours each week for six weeks.

          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
          Weekly Gift Cards

          Curriculum

          Bilingual Prime Time series are not recommended for first-time sites due to the complexity of administering the bilingual curriculum.
          Team Members
          Each Prime Time series is staffed by a Program Coordinator, a Community Organizer, a Humanities
          Scholar, and a Storyteller.

          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 the Prime Time Team at primetime@humanities.org or (206) 682-1770 x104.
          Program Coordinator
           

          This person, from the host library system, is responsible for overseeing the logistics of the six-week online series including the following:
          • Recruit a team to deliver the program, including a Community Organizer, Humanities Scholar, and Storyteller
          • Secure and share links to online environments for weekly online sessions
          • Facilitate distribution of weekly gift cards by the Community Organizer
          • Distribute Prime Time program materials once, approximately one week before the fist online session
          • If during the COVID-19 pandemic, distribute materials safely from the library parking lot or other outdoor location
          • Track online participant attendance each week of the program
          • Promote library services and resources (5-10 minutes) during each online session
          • Facilitate distribution of weekly family surveys.
          • Maintain attendance records
          • Submit a final report online within three weeks of the conclusion of the series
          If you have identified a Program Coordinator, please supply contact information.






          Community Organizer
           

          This person is responsible for recruitment, tracking receipt of weekly family surveys, distributing weekly gift cards, and contacting families during the program. It is very helpful if this person has a close connection with the partner school. The Community Organizer is expected to:
          • Recruit and register between 15 – 25 families (a maximum of 15 and a minimum of 10 families are to be served at each online session)
          • Distribute registration materials to via text or email or at local school(s) and make connections with school reading interventionists, teachers, and principals
          • Track attendance (together with the Program Coordinator) and receipt of weekly family surveys in order to distribute weekly gift cards
          • Distribute weekly gift cards via US mail or delivery
          • Translate all program-related materials for families, if necessary
          • Attend each Prime Time session
          • Call, text, or email participants each week to share links to the online program
          • Submit a final report online within three weeks of the conclusion of the program
          If you have identified a Community Organizer, please supply contact information.






          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 might consider reading as primarily a school activity
          • Be comfortable working online with participants who have limited reading skills and do not have experience talking about books
          • Model techniques online that families can replicate at home for initiating and encouraging discussions of humanities themes and ideas
          • Facilitate online 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 supply contact information.





          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 online
          • Be comfortable working online and with participants with limited reading skills
          • Demonstrate the inter-relatedness of storytelling and literary traditions
          • During online sessions, present stories and model read-aloud and discussion techniques families can replicate at home
          • Encourage and facilitate online 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 supply contact information.





          School Partner




          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 who can connect online – recruitment of 20+ families in order to serve between 10 and 15 families online at each session.
            • Strategies for ensuring attendance remains at 10 or more families each week of the online program.
            • Strategies for supporting program participants' tech needs through distribution of tablets and/or laptops if needed.
            • 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

            IN-PERSON PRIME TIME SERIES (SINGLE SERIES SUPPORT)
            Library Information
            Please select the library branch where you intend to hold the proposed Prime Time series.


            Please enter your library's name and address.




            Character Limit: 2

            Character Limit: 10

            Enter a number between 0 and 1,000,000.
            Location / Schedule

            Prime Time sessions are held in large meeting rooms within libraries or schools.  Can the proposed site accommodate  large groups of attendees (40 – 60 individuals) every week for six weeks?

            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

            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.

            When would you like to offer your this Prime Time series?




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






             
            Meals or Gift Cards



            Limit Character: 3000
            Curriculum

            Bilingual Prime Time series are not recommended for first-time sites due to the complexity of administering the bilingual curriculum.
            Team Members
            Each in-person Prime Time series is staffed by a Program Coordinator, Community Organizer, Humanities Scholar, Storyteller, Preschool Assistant, 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 the Prime Time Team at primetime@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 supply 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 supply contact information.






            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 supply contact information.





            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 their name and contact information.





            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 their name and contact information.





            Volunteers
             

            Prime Time volunteers typically help serve food, prepare food for families to take home, and
            assist the Preschool Assistant, 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.

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

            Only enter numbers (e.g. 1,000)

            Character Limit: 10,000

            Scoring Options: 1-100

            Character Limit: 3,000
            School Partner




            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
              • Strategies for ensuring attendance remains at 15 or more families each week of the program.
              • 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

              Helpful but not required to apply for Humanities Washington funding.
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