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 to host a Prime Time Family Reading Time Program during the 2018 calendar year was September 30, 2017. The deadline for schools to apply to host Prime Time in 2018 is January 31, 2018. 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.

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Indian Trail Elementary School

1/23/18 – 2/27/18

Ashley Campbell

3709 E. Indian Trail, Louisville, KY 40213


Scholar: Kimberly Curry

Storyteller: Cynthia Changaris


Engelhard Elementary School

02/15/18 – 3/22/18 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Lindsay M. Kokai

1004 S. 1st St., Louisville, KY 40203


Scholar: Kimberly Curry

Storyteller: Mary Hamilton


Lincoln County Public Library

02/15/18 – 3/22/18

Amanda Gearhart

201 Lancaster St., Stanford, KY 40484


Scholar: Chris Begley

Storyteller: Yolantha Pace

Longest Elementary School

02/27/18, 3/6/18, 3/13/18, 3/27/18, 4/10/18, 4/17/18

Brent Hardison

1020 N. Main St., Greenville, KY 42345


Scholar: Shawn Bruce

Storyteller: Anne Gant

Allen County Public Library

2/22/18 – 3/29/18

Shelia Stovall

106 W. Public Sq., Scottsville, KY 42164


Scholar: Roxanne Spencer

Storyteller: Joan Brown


Maupin Elementary School

02/26/18 – 04/09/18

John Custis

1312 Catalpa St., Louisville, KY 40211


Scholar: Jay Stotman

Storyteller: Virginia Johnson

Bonnieville Elementary School

3/1/18 – 4/17/18

Debbie B. Romance

7874 N. Dixie Hwy, Bonnieville, KY 42713


Scholar: Susan Rowe

Storyteller: Sherrie Buckles

Letcher County Public Library/Letcher Elementary School

03/5/18 – 4/9/18

Legina Adams


Scholar: Sandy Holbrook

Storyteller: Michele Stamper

Shearer Elementary School

03/5/18 – 4/16/18

Mark Rose/Anne Hall/Alison Campbell

244 E. Broadway, Winchester, KY 40391


Scholar: Gwynn Henderson

Storyteller: Carolina Fernandez

Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary School

03/06/18 – 04/17/18

Angela Boone

1351 Payne St., Louisville, KY 40206


Scholar: Kimberly Curry

Storyteller: Cynthia Changaris

Leatherwood Elementary School

03/12/18 – 04/17/18

Anita Shepherd

7777 Hwy. 699, Leatherwood, KY 41731


Scholar: Jill Robertson

Storyteller: Nancy Allen

Henderson County Schools PD Center

3/13/18 – 4/24/18

Jo Swanson and Stephanie Smith

1805 Second St., Henderson, KY 42420


Scholar: Megan Mortis

Storyteller: Andrew Casey

Jesse D. Lay Elementary School

03/20/18 – 5/3/18

DeLisa Estes

220 N. Allison Ave., Barbourville, KY 40906


Scholar: Melissa Gibson

Storyteller: Garnet Chrisman

Frayser Elementary School

03/13/18 – 04/24/18 skip 4/3/18

Kim Bakewell

1230 Larchmont Ave., Louisville, KY 40215


Scholar: Bonnie Lash Freeman

Storyteller: Thomas Freese


Cane Run Elementary School

03/14/18 – 04/25/18

Melissa Escobar

3951 Cane Run Rd., Louisville, KY 40211


Scholar: Mark Condon

Storyteller: Jean Anne Clyde

Brandenburg Primary School

3/20/18 – 5/1/18

Andrea Pike-Goff

750 Broadway, Brandenburg, KY


Scholar: Gail Ledford

Storyteller: Suzy Harreld

Smyrna Elementary School

03/05/18 - 04/06/18

Tiffany Stith

6401 Outer Loop, Louisville, KY 40228


Scholar: Catherine Rubin

Storyteller: Don Ray Smith

Henderson County Public Library

4/5/18 – 5/10/18

Caleb May

101 S. Main St., Henderson, KY 42420


Scholar: Lorie Maltby

Storyteller: Danielle Anguish

Breckinridge Elementary School

05/30/18 – 06/26/18

Sandra Ballew-Barnes

2101 St. Mathilda Dr., Lexington, KY 40502


Scholar: Debra Faulk

Storyteller: Amy Olsen


Nelson County Public Library – New Haven Branch

08/7/18 – 9/11/18

Catherine Williams

318 Center St., New Haven, KY 40051


Scholar: Katrina Eicher

Storyteller: Kathy Milby


George Coon Public Library

08/14/18 – 9/18/18

Ashley Jones

114 S. Harrison St., Princeton

PO Box 230, Princeton, KY 42445


Scholar: Stacey Menser

Storyteller: Nicole Adams

Campbell County Public Library – Northern Kentucky Scholar House

08/21/18 – 9/25/18

Carol Freytag

901 E. Sixth St., Newport, KY  41071

Northern KY Scholar House – 402 W. 6th St., Newport

859-572-5035 ext. 35

Scholar: Dr. Matt Birkenhauer

Storyteller: Donna Ammerman

Washington County Public Library

08/21/18 – 09/25/18

Nichole Midgett

333 W. Main St., Springfield, KY 40069


Scholar: Teresa King

Storyteller: Cynthia Changaris

Louisville Free Public Library – Middletown Branch

9/17/18 – 10/22/18

Erin Nevitt

200 N. Juneau Dr., Louisville, KY 40243


Scholar: Kimberly Curry

Storyteller: Mary Hamilton

Mount Sterling Elementary School

9/20/18 – 10/25/18

Wendy Rogers

6601 Indian Mound Dr., Mount Sterling, KY 40353


Scholar: Alana Scott

Storyteller: Mary Hamilton

Stanton Elementary School

10/8/18 – 11/16/18

Crystal Meadows

651 Breckinridge St., Stanton KY 40380


Scholar: Stephen Bowling

Storyteller: Gwenda Johnson