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Applications Now Open for Spring Prime Time Programs

September 20, 2023

It’s time to get your community signed up for Prime Time!

Applications will be accepted until Oct. 17 for organizations that would like to host either Prime Time Family Reading, for ages 6-10, or Prime Time Preschool Reading, for ages 3-5.

Prime Time programs are free for the organizations that host them and for the families who attend. Eligible organizations include schools, libraries, museums, churches, government entities, and other community-based agencies that possess a valid EIN#. Organizations whose applications are approved will host the 90-minute sessions once a week for six weeks. Each partner site will receive a $1,000 site support stipend, stipends for team members, and a set of the children’s books used during the program. Participating families also keep all books for their personal home libraries.

An initiative of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, Prime Time programs start with a shared meal, and then a storyteller reads families an award-winning children’s book. Following the reading, families are engaged in discussion around the themes found in the book using open-ended questions such as “what is a similar situation you have experienced,” “what would you do differently,” and “why.”

If you have questions about applying for a Prime Time reading program, please email [email protected].