Telling Kentucky's Story

Prime Time Family Reading Program

Prime Time, designed for children six to ten and their families, promotes literacy for all Kentuckians.

Discussion leader Kimberly Curry talks with participants at Louisville Free Public Library - Okolona Branch.

Children under the age of six are cared for and do age appropriate activities in a different part of the library while older children read and discuss stories.

By this time next year, scores of young Kentuckians will be reading better and enjoying it more. That's because the Kentucky Humanities Council, in cooperation with the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, is bringing an award-winning family literacy program to eighteen Kentucky libraries.

Prime Time Family Reading Time is supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, the Appalachian Regional Commission, and by contributions from donors like you.

The application deadline to apply for libraries to host a Prime Time Family Reading Time Program during the 2015 calendar year is September 30, 2016. Click here for application form.

For more information, please contact Kathleen Pool at the Kentucky Humanities Council at (859) 257-5932. E-mail:

Louisiana Endowment for Humanities Prime Time web site

Click here to download the Prime Time Family Reading Time brochure.

For Spanish version of the Prime Time Family Reading Time brochure, click here.

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Click here to download the 'Finding the Humanities in Children's Literature' PDF


Prime Time Family Reading Time Schedule


Families discover the story together at Prime Time.

Click here to go to photo gallery for more pictures of Prime Time programs.


Allen County Public Library
2/25/16 - 3/31/16
Shelia Stovall
106 W. Public Sq., Scottsville, KY
Scholar: Jonathan Jeffrey
Storyteller: Joan Brown



Paris Bourbon County Library
Deborah Horn
716 Main St., Paris, KY
Scholar: Sharon Fields
Storyteller: Mary Lovell


Clinton County Public Library 
08/23/16 - 9/27/16
Chrissy Duvall
302 King Dr., Albany, KY
Scholar: Donna Eastham
Storyteller: Ashley Duvall



Nelson County Public Library - New Haven
8/23/16 - 9/27/16
Catherine Williams
318 Center St., New Haven, KY
Scholar: Katrina Eicher
Storyteller: Yolantha Pace



Louisville Free Public Library
- Highlands/Shelby Park Branch
9/21/16 - 10/26/16
Magen Lee
1250 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY
Scholar: Becky Nelson
Storyteller: Mary Hamilton



Washington County Public Library
10/3/16 - 11/14/16 skip Halloween
Tara O'Hagan
210 E. Main St., Springfield
Scholar: Teresa King
Storyteller: Yolantha Pace



Anderson County Public Library
10/11/16 - 11/15/16
Sherry A. Noon
114 N. Main St., Lawrenceburg, KY 
Scholar: Jay Stottman
Storyteller: Cynthia Changaris



Mercer County Public Library
10/11/16 - 11/15/16
Samuel Tolliver
109 W. Lexington St., Harrodsburg, KY
859-734-3680 ext. 102
Scholar: Chris Begley
Storyteller: Mary Hamilton



Logan County Public Library
10/20/16 - 11/22/16
Carole Ann Faulkner
225 Armory Dr., Russellville, KY
Scholar: Jonathan Jeffrey
Storyteller: Ann Roseberry



Louisville Free Public Library - Okolona Branch
11/7/16 - 12/12/16
Damera Blincoe
7709 Preston Hwy., Louisville, KY
Scholar: Kimberly Curry
Storyteller: Cynthia Changaris