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Community Groups Invited to Bring Free Reading Programs to Families
September 16, 2022
Community groups have a free opportunity to join Louisiana’s literacy effort by hosting a Prime Time reading program in Spring 2023.
Applications will be accepted online 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.
Eligible organizations include schools, libraries, museums, churches and other community-based agencies that possess a valid EIN#. Prime Time, a program of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, offers families a chance to come together to share a meal, read, and discuss the important themes often found in children’s books.
Organizations whose applications are approved will host the 90-minute sessions once a week for six weeks. Prime Time programs take place at no cost to host organizations or participating families. Each partner site will receive a $1,000 site support stipend and a set of the children’s books used during the program, and participating families keep all books for their personal home libraries.
Training in program operation and the Prime Time method of using open-ended questions to spur meaningful discussion will be provided in January.