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. Additionally, we have funding for six programs in ARC distressed provided by The Steele-Reese Foundation and Emmet and Eleanor Reese.

The application deadline to apply for libraries and schools 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 Kentucky Humanities 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
2/16/17 - 3/24/17
Shelia Stovall
106 W. Public Sq., Scottsville, KY
Scholar: Jonathan Jeffrey
Storyteller: Joan Brown



Paris Bourbon County Library
2/6/17 - 3/13/17
Deborah Horn
716 Main St., Paris, KY
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
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
Scholar: Brigitte Anderson
Storyteller: Georgia Anderson



Johnson County Public Library
05/09/17 - 06/13/17
Christy Terry
444 Main St., Paintsville, KY
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
Scholar: Jonathan Jeffrey
Storyteller: Taylor Simpson



George Coone Public Library
10/09/17 - 11/17/17
Ashley Jones
114 S. Harrison St., Princeton, KY 
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
Scholar: Joe DeSpain
Storyteller: Kathy Milby



Garrard County Public Library
10/17/17 - 11/21/17
Laura M. McWilliams
101 Lexington Ave., Lancaster
Scholar: Gwynn Henderson
Storyteller: Yolantha Pace



Gallatin County Public Library
10/16/17 - 11/20/17
Shirley Warnick
PO Box 848, Warsaw
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
Scholar: Kimberly Curry
Storyteller: Lisa Daly