By Jeff Noble, Staff Writer
“So why didn’t the fox steal the egg?”
Children were asked that question Thursday during the final day of the Corbin Public Library’s “Prime Time” reading, discussion and storytelling series.
That’s because guest reader Lisa Reeder and scholar Christina Bentley presented to them the illustrated children’s book “Flossie and the Fox,” by Patricia C. McKissack.
One child replied, “Is her name Flossie because she flosses her teeth a lot?”
The series began Sept. 5 and went on for six weeks before ending Thursday.
Prime Time is designed to encourage parents and children to read and discuss humanities topics, aids them in selecting books, and helps them become active library users.
“The families come in weekly and were given a meal provided by the Friends of the Corbin Public Library and the Ossoli Club of Corbin. Then they read stories and have discussions about them,” said Lisa Kersey, the library’s assistant director.
The Corbin library is one of 70 libraries selected nationwide for the Prime Time project, organized by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, who started the program in 1991. They’re in partnership with the American Library Association’s Public Programs Office, with the project funded by a grant form the National Endowment for the Humanities.
At the end of Thursday’s session, certificates, books and prizes were given out, including a Kindle Fire mini-tablet.
Kersey added, “Public libraries have long been places where adult and child learners can learn and practice new skills. This project offers a unique opportunity for the library to expand family literacy opportunities and make a significant contribution to a more literate nation. We’re very excited to be a part of this nationwide effort.”
Reading series concludes Thursday
By Jeff Noble, Staff Writer
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