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Created in Louisiana, PRIME TIME Family Reading Time continues to reach families in states across the nation. The St. Petersburg Tribune recently covered the program at South Community Library branch of the St. Petersburg Public Library, which received a PRIME TIME grant from our partners at the Florida Humanities Council. The article features a great video, and this quote from middle school teacher Nikki Hill:

“The goal is to make parents want to continue this conversation with their kids way after Prime Time is over, because even though we’re talking about animals, these are real life issues that mirror how we view the world and our communities,” Hill said. “These kids are getting to hear their parents say things or make a stance on something that they may have never heard them talk about before, so they’re learning things from their parents that they would not have had this conversation not come up.”

We agree! Congratulations to St. Petersburg Public Library, Florida Humanities Council and the engaged families in Pinellas County. We look forward to more terrific news from Florida.

Mardi Gras in Cultural Vistas

Tootie Montana photographed by Michael P. Smith for Fall '90 issue
Tootie Montana photographed by Michael P. Smith for Fall ’90 issue cover story by Smith.

Since 1990 Louisiana Cultural Vistas magazine has explored the cultural life of our state by showcasing the writings, photography and creativity of our fellow citizens.

With Carnival celebrations gearing up across Louisiana, we dug up three covers from our back issues. Click on each to read the stories, and visit to read every issue of LCV online for free and renew your subscription today. Happy Mardi Gras!  Continue reading Mardi Gras in Cultural Vistas