23 Feb

Prime Time Family Reading Training Takes Places at Cumberland Falls

On Friday, February 17th, Kentucky Humanities gathered folks from all across the state at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park to participate in our Prime Time Family Reading training. The yearly event is designed to train new participants on how to successfully implement the program in their own library, school, or community center. A total of 23 participants completed the all-day workshop.
Prime Time Family Reading is a six-week reading, discussion, and story-telling program. A scholar and a storyteller conduct weekly storytelling and discussion sessions based on award-winning children's picture books. The program is designed for both elementary-aged students and their families, and serves as a powerful tool to promote education, community engagement, and connection between children and the significant adults in their lives. 
Participants in this year's workshop were taught how to recruit and maintain students and families, how to effectively and creatively tell stories, how to facilitate book discussions, and more in order to have an engaging program. Participants were encouraged to ask questions and to make connections with one another to strengthen familial and community bonds throughout the Commonwealth.  
For a complete Prime Time Family Reading schedule, please click here.