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 Kentucky Humanities, in cooperation with the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, is bringing an award-winning family literacy program to ten Kentucky libraries and schools.

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 and by contributions from donors like you. Additionally, we have funding for programs in the Henderson County schools thanks to a grant from the Raymond P. Preston Family Foundation.

The application deadline to apply for libraries to host a Prime Time Family Reading Time Program during the 2018 calendar year is September 30, 2017. Click here for application form.

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

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
2/16/17 - 3/24/17
Shelia Stovall
106 W. Public Sq., Scottsville, KY
270-237-3861
sstovall@allencountylibrary.com
Scholar: Jonathan Jeffrey
Storyteller: Joan Brown

 

 

Paris Bourbon County Library
2/6/17 - 3/13/17
Deborah Horn
716 Main St., Paris, KY
859-987-4419
dhorn@bourbonlibrary.org
Scholar: Chris Begley
Storyteller: Yolantha Pace
 

  

West Irvine Intermediate School 
02/28/17 - 4/18/17 (skip 4/4/17)
Melissa Burkhart/Charlotte Arvin
155 River View Rd., Irvine, KY
606-723-4800
charlotte.arvin@estill.kyschools.us
Scholar: Karla Willis
Storyteller: Anne Shelby

 

 

Pike County Public Library District - Lee St. Branch
03/21/17 - 04/25/17
Delania Adkins
PO Box 1197, Pikeville, KY
pcpldao5@pikelibrary.org
Scholar: Brigitte Anderson
Storyteller: Georgia Anderson

 

 

Johnson County Public Library
05/09/17 - 06/13/17
Christy Terry
444 Main St., Paintsville, KY
606-789-4355
jcplprograms@gmail.com
Scholar: Alaina Scott
Storyteller: Christie Cook

 

 

Logan County Public Library
09/07/17 - 10/19/17 skipping 10/5/17
Carole Ann Faulkner
225 Armory Dr., Russellville, KY
270-726-6129
carole@loganlibrary.org
Scholar: Jonathan Jeffrey
Storyteller: Taylor Simpson

 

 

George Coone Public Library
10/09/17 - 11/17/17
Ashley Jones
114 S. Harrison St., Princeton, KY 
270-365-2884
ajones@gcplibrary.org
Scholar: Stacey Menser
Storyteller: Nicole Adams

 

 

Larue County Public Library
10/10/17 - 11/21/17 (skip Halloween)
Crystal Packard
201 S. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville, KY
270-358-3851
crystal@laruelibrary.org
Scholar: Joe DeSpain
Storyteller: Kathy Milby

 

 

Garrard County Public Library
10/17/17 - 11/21/17
Laura M. McWilliams
101 Lexington Ave., Lancaster
859-792-3424
garrardlibrary@gmail.com
Scholar: Gwynn Henderson
Storyteller: Yolantha Pace

 

 

Gallatin County Public Library
10/16/17 - 11/20/17
Shirley Warnick
PO Box 848, Warsaw
859-567-2786
shirley@gallatincpl.org
Scholar: Jacquelene Mylor
Storyteller: John "Spike" Wright

 

 

Louisville Free Public Library - Fairdale Branch
11/1/17 - 12/13/17 (skip 11/22/17)
Hailey Merriman
10620 W. Manslick, Louisville, KY
502-375-2051
hailey.merriman@lfpl.org
Scholar: Kimberly Curry
Storyteller: Lisa Daly