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St. Petersburg, Fla. (April 1, 2015) – The St. Petersburg Library System presents a free family literacy program, Prime Time, at the South Community Library, 2300 Roy Hanna Drive South, for six Tuesdays beginning April 7 through May 12, at 6 p.m.

The grant-funded Prime Time program is a series of reading and discussion programs. Themes such as curiosity, friendship, justice and intelligence aim to expand participants’ understanding of reading through the use of children’s literature. Prime Time focuses on expanding the teaching of literature, history and cultural values.   

Beginning at 6 p.m., each Tuesday program includes a free dinner and a weekly door prize. Registration is required. You can register in person at the South Community Library, 2300 Roy Hanna Drive South, or call 727-893-7244. 

“PRIME TIME introduces families to the pleasures and benefits of reading together and the many resources and services of the library system,” says Beth Lindsay, Library Operations Manager. “We’re pleased to bring this exciting family literacy program to the families at South Community Library.” JoAnne Dellert, South Community Library Coordinator, adds “the Prime Time Family Reading Time program aims to bond preschool and school-age children and their families around the act of reading and to foster a life-long love of learning. Families come together at the library during this program to begin a wonderful journey of discovery and growth.”   

The Prime Time family program is a partnership with the Florida Humanities Council, Duke Energy, St. Petersburg Library System and Friends of the South Community Library. The Florida Humanities Council, program founder, is a private, statewide, non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  

For more information, contact JoAnne Dellert at 727-893-7244.   

ABOUT YOUR ST. PETERSBURG LIBRARY. St. Petersburg’s Library System provides library resources to meet the educational, recreational, cultural, intellectual and social needs of its diverse community. It operates seven community libraries, including the Main Library, North Community Library, South Community Library, West Community Library, Johnson Community Library, Mirror Lake Community Library and a micro-library at Childs Park. For more information, visit

CONTACT: Elizabeth Deering, Youth Services Librarian, St. Petersburg Library System, 727-892-5296



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