Prime Time Family Reading Time

National Expansion

With pilot programs in 35 states and the Virgin Islands, PRIME TIME continues to expand nationwide. Since 1991, approximately 525 sites have been implemented in the U.S.

PRIME TIME has been commended for its quality and lauded as a national standard for excellence in humanities programming for children and youth at risk. National awards include:

  • The Public Library Association's 2003 Advancement of Literacy Award
  • The Coming Up Taller Award
  • The Federation of State Humanities Councils' Helen and Martin Schwartz Prize.

States that have participated or are currently participating in PRIME TIME programming include:

Alabama
Alaska
Arkansas
California
Florida
Georgia
llinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma 
Oregon
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
South Dakota
Texas
Utah
Virginia
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

For further information about participating sites, please contact Dana Eness at the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanties at eness@leh.org.