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 National Endowment for the Humanities and 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 Clark and Clay County public schools thanks to a grant from PNC Foundation. We have additional grant applications pending for other areas of the state.

The application deadline for public libraries to apply to host a Prime Time Family Reading Time Program between January 2020 and September 2020 is September 30, 2019. The deadline for public schools to apply to host Prime Time in 2019/2020 is September 30, 2019. 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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Shearer Elementary School

02/04/19 – 03/11/19

Cathi Harman

244 E. Broadway, Winchester, KY 40391


Scholar: Jacqueline Kohl-Hamilton

Storyteller: Amy Reese

Logan County Public Library

02/07/19 – 03/14/19

Carole Ann Faulkner

PO Box 357, Russellville, KY 42276


Scholar: Roxeanne Spencer

Storyteller: Taylor Simpson

Cub Run Elementary School

02/11/19 – 03/18/19

Morgan R. Lindsey

170 E. Gap Hill Rd., Cub Run, KY 42729

270-524-7111 ext. 3002

Scholar: Susan Rowe

Storyteller: Sherri Buckles

Allen County Public Library

2/21/19 – 3/28/19

Shelia Stovall

106 W. Public Sq., Scottsville, KY 42164


Scholar: Jonathan Jeffrey

Storyteller: Joan Brown


Waco Elementary School

04/08/19 - 05/20/19

Chasidy Callihan/Chris Workman

359 Waco Loop Rd., Waco, KY 40385


Scholar: Karla Willis

Storyteller: Lauri Eiselt

Simpson Elementary School

02/28/19 – 04/11/19

Sam Northern

721 Witt Rd., Franklin, KY 42134


Scholar: Jessica Folk

Storyteller: Mickey Lewis

Picadome Elementary School

03/04/19 – 04/15/19

Jennifer Hutchison/Walton Robinson

1642 Harrodsburg Rd., Lexington, KY 40504


Scholar: Chris Begley

Storyteller: Angelique Bell

Tates Creek Elementary School

03/04/19 – 04/15/19

Mallorie Burton

1113 Centre Pkwy., Lexington, KY 40517


Scholar: Debra Faulk

Storyteller: Amy Olson

Lincoln Elementary School

03/05/19 – 04/16/19

Cami Young

701 5th Ave., Dayton, KY 41074


Scholar: Jonathan Cullick

Storyteller: Donna Ammerman

Justice Elementary School

03/05/19 – 04/16/19

Leslie Hammer

350 Mt. Sterling Rd., Winchester, KY 40391


Scholar: Jacqueline Kohl-Hamilton

Storyteller: Amy Reece

Walton-Verona Elementary School

03/05/19 – 04/09/19

Jackie Sheaffer/Trisha Ridenour

15066 Porter Rd., Verona, KY 41092


Scholar: Jacqueline Mylor

Storyteller: Mike Spratt

Smyrna Elementary School

03/07/19 – 04/25/19

Elizabeth Totten

6401 Outer Loop, Louisville, KY 40228


Scholar: Catherine Rubin

Storyteller: Don Ray Smith

Cane Run Elementary School

03/13/19 – 04/24/19 5:30 – 7:30

Melissa Escobar

3951 Cane Run Rd., Louisville, KY 40211


Scholar: Mark Condon

Storyteller: Jean Anne Clyde

Booker T. Washington Elementary School

04/08/19 – 05/13/19

Veda Stewart

707 Howard St., Lexington, KY 40508


Scholar: Linda Levstik

Storyteller: Carolina Fernandez

Daviess County Public Library

04/10/19 – 05/15/19

Ryan Henry

2020 Frederica St., Owensboro, KY 42301


Scholar: Brooks Rexroat

Storyteller: Mary Jo Huff

George Coon Public Library

04/15/19 – 05/20/19

Ashley Jones

114 S. Harrison St., Princeton

PO Box 230, Princeton, KY 42445


Scholar: Stacey Menser

Storyteller: Nicole Adams

Johnson County Public Library

05/07/19 – 06/11/19

Christy Terry

444 Main St., Paintsville, KY 41240


Scholar: Alana Scott

Storyteller: Christie Cook


Chancey Elementary School


Christy Case

4301 Murphy Ln., Louisville, KY 40241


Scholar: Mark Condon

Storyteller: Cynthia Changaris

LaRue County Public Library

08/08/19 – 09/12/19

Ryann Chelf/Dana Jolly

215 Lincoln Dr., Hodgenville, KY 42748


Scholar: Katrina Eicher

Storyteller: Kathy Milby

Nicholasville Elementary School

08/13/19 – 09/24/19

Myria Ironmonger/Ashley Jenkins

414 W. Maple St., Nicholasville, KY 40356


Scholar: Chris Begley

Storyteller: Mary Hamilton

Garrard County Public Library

08/15/19 – 09/19/19

Laura McWilliams

101 Lexington Ave., Lancaster, KY 40444


Scholar: Chris Begley

Storyteller: Yolantha Pace

Louisville Free Public Library – South Central Regional Branch

08/19/19 – 09/30/19

Karen Evans

7300 Jefferson Blvd., Louisville, KY



Storyteller: Cynthia Changaris

Washington County Public Library

08/20/19 – 09/24/19

Nichole Midgett

333 W. Main St., Springfield, KY 40069


Scholar: Teresa King

Storyteller: Yolantha Pace

Lynn Camp Elementary School


Will Olmstead

366 N. Kentucky, Corbin, KY 40701


Scholar: Judy Smith

Storyteller: Debbie Felts

Portland Elementary School

10/03/19 – 11/14/19

Ashleigh Kraus

3410 Northwestern Pkwy., Louisville, KY 40212

502-313-3517 or 502-485-8313

Scholar: Mark Condon

Storyteller: Jean Anne Clyde

Garden Springs Elementary School

10/14/19 – 11/18/19

Kay Snyder

2151 Garden Springs Dr., Lexington, KY 40504


Scholar: Gwynn Henderson

Storyteller: Carolina Ferandez

Cox’s Creek Elementary School


Michelle Simpson

5636 Louisville Rd., Cox’s Creek, KY 40013


Scholar: Katrina Eicher

Storyteller: Mary Hamilton