Broward County Commission Libraries Division Announces: Prime Time Seeks Seniors to Read to Children

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BROWARD COUNTY, FL – Broward County Library’s award-winning early literacy program, Prime Time, is seeking senior volunteers who want to read stories to young children, ages 3 to 5, at day-care centers in Broward County.

Potential volunteers are being recruited now through early March for the next training session, a free half-day workshop on how to present an effective story program for preschool-age children. Following completion of the training, volunteers begin a ten-week site assignment at a pre-school in their neighborhood. The library system provides complete story kits, in colorful wheeled totes, that may be checked out at Broward County Libraries by the volunteers.

The next training workshop will be held March 29, 2011, at a library location to be announced. For more information, volunteers should leave their name and phone number at 954-357-7846, to receive a return call with complete program details. The final day for registering for the workshop will be March 15th.

The award-winning Broward County Libraries Division, founded in 1974, provides essential quality-of-life community service as well as outstanding customer service.  By population served, it is the ninth largest library system in the nation.  It is also one of the busiest, with more than nine million walk-in customers visiting its thirty seven locations annually.  The library provides more than 3.4 million items and 2,000 computers for public use as well as hundreds of events and programs that meet the changing needs of the Broward County’s diverse community.  The library continues its strong emphasis on literacy and after-school programs.  The library’s web site, www.broward.org/library, continuously evolves to meet the needs of its thousands of electronic customers.  In addition to providing electronic visitors with information about its locations, services, and events, the web site has easy links to online catalogs, reference information and electronic databases.

For more information, please contact Katy Mullon at 954-357-7406 or email Ms. Mullon at  

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