PRIME TIME Family Reading was among the group of 15 national and international organizations honored for their role in promoting literacy at the recent Library of Congress Literacy Awards. LEH Vice President of Education Sarah DeBacher made a presentation at the Nov. 28 awards ceremony in the historic Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington, D.C. Attendees included Carla Hayden, the first woman and first African-American Librarian of Congress.
Organizations from around the world were recognized at the ceremony, with representatives from Australia, Canada, Vietnam, and Indonesia joining literacy leaders from 11 U.S. states.
“This honor confirms what we know to be true about PRIME TIME,” said DeBacher. “The unique, humanities-focused, and outcomes-based strategies that are at the heart of our programs bring children and their families together through joyful reading and meaningful discussion.”
The Library of Congress Literacy Awards are administered by the Library’s Center for the Book, which was created in 1977 by Congress to “stimulate public interest in books and reading.” A public-private partnership, the Center sponsors educational programs that reach readers of all ages, nationally and internationally. The center provides leadership for affiliated state centers for the book and nonprofit reading-promotion partners and plays a key role in the Library’s annual National Book Festival.
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