PRIME TIME FAMILY READING TIME is a six-week reading, discussion, and storytelling program held at public libraries or schools. A university scholar and a storyteller (who act as discussion leaders) conduct weekly storytelling and discussion sessions based on award-winning children's picture books. Participants are elementary age children and their families.
What does PRIME TIME do? It reinforces the role of family as a major social and economic unit; it trains parents and children to bond together around the act of reading; it teaches parents and children to read and discuss humanities topics such as fairness, greed, honor, and deceit; it encourages low-literacy, low-income parents to enter or continue their own educational programs; it helps parents and children learn how to select books and become active library users. Prime Time is a powerful tool to stimulate communication between children and parents.
If selected to sponsor a Prime Time project, my library/school will be able to fulfill the following expectations:
Submit applications to KH by September 30, 2021 to host programs in 2021. Deadline is ongoing for 2022.
PRIME TIME FAMILY READING TIME®, a registered trademark, is a project of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. National expansion is in cooperation with the American Library Association Public Programs Office and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, dedicated to expanding American understanding of history and culture.