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: 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.

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Shearer Elementary School

02/04/19 – 03/11/19

Cathi Harman

244 E. Broadway, Winchester, KY 40391

859-744-4978

cathi.harman@clark.kyschools.us

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

270-726-6129

ryann@laruelibrary.org

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

morgan.lindsey@hart.kyschools.us

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

270-237-3861

sstovall@allencountylibrary.com

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

859-387-3642

chasidy.callihan@madison.kyschools.us

Scholar: Karla Willis

Storyteller: Lauri Eiselt


Simpson Elementary School

02/28/19 – 04/11/19

Sam Northern

721 Witt Rd., Franklin, KY 42134

270-847-7142

Samuel.northern@simpson.kyschools.us

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

859-381-3570

Walton.robinson@fayette.kyschools.us

jennifer.hutchison@fayette.kyschools.us

Scholar: Chris Begley

Storyteller: Angelique Bell


Tates Creek Elementary School

03/04/19 – 04/15/19

Mallorie Burton

1113 Centre Pkwy., Lexington, KY 40517

859-536-1220

mallorie.burton@fayette.kyschools.us

Scholar: Debra Faulk

Storyteller: Amy Olson


Lincoln Elementary School

03/05/19 – 04/16/19

Cami Young

701 5th Ave., Dayton, KY 41074

859-292-7492

cami.young@dayton.kyschools.us

Scholar: Jonathan Cullick

Storyteller: Donna Ammerman


Justice Elementary School

03/05/19 – 04/16/19

Leslie Hammer

350 Mt. Sterling Rd., Winchester, KY 40391

859-745-8800

leslie.hammer@clark.kyschools.us

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

859-485-4432

jackie.sheaffer@wv.kyschools.us

trisha.ridenour@wv.kyschools.us

Scholar: Jacqueline Mylor

Storyteller: Mike Spratt


Smyrna Elementary School

03/07/19 – 04/25/19

Elizabeth Totten

6401 Outer Loop, Louisville, KY 40228

502-485-8329

elizabeth.totten@jefferson.kyschools.us

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

502-313-4428

kimberly.coslow@jefferson.kyschools.us

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

859-381-3263

veda.stewart@fayette.kyschools.us

Scholar: Linda Levstik

Storyteller: Carolina Fernandez


Daviess County Public Library

04/10/19 – 05/15/19

Ryan Henry

2020 Frederica St., Owensboro, KY 42301

270-684-0211

rhenry@dcplibrary.org

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

270-365-2884

ajones@gcplibrary.org

Scholar: Stacey Menser

Storyteller: Nicole Adams


Johnson County Public Library

05/07/19 – 06/11/19

Christy Terry

444 Main St., Paintsville, KY 41240

606-789-4355

jcplprograms@gmail.com

Scholar: Alana Scott

Storyteller: Christie Cook

 

Chancey Elementary School

Jun/Jul

Christy Case

4301 Murphy Ln., Louisville, KY 40241

502-485-8387

christina.case@jefferson.kyschools.us

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

270-358-3851

info@larue.org

ryann@laruelibrary.org

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

859-885-5351

myria.ironmonger@jessamine.kyschools.us

Ashley.jenkins@jessamine.kyschools.us

Scholar: Chris Begley

Storyteller: Mary Hamilton


Garrard County Public Library

08/15/19 – 09/19/19

Laura McWilliams

101 Lexington Ave., Lancaster, KY 40444

859-792-3424

director@garrardlibrary.org

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

502-964-3515

karen.evans@lfpl.org

Scholar:

Storyteller: Cynthia Changaris


Washington County Public Library

08/20/19 – 09/24/19

Nichole Midgett

333 W. Main St., Springfield, KY 40069

859-336-7655

nichole.midgett@wcplky.org

Scholar: Teresa King

Storyteller: Yolantha Pace


Lynn Camp Elementary School

Sept/Oct

Will Olmstead

366 N. Kentucky, Corbin, KY 40701

859-200-6184

william.olmstead@berea.edu

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

ashleigh.kraus@jefferson.kyschools.us

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

859-576-2521

kay.snyder@fayette.kyschools.us

Scholar: Gwynn Henderson

Storyteller: Carolina Ferandez


Cox’s Creek Elementary School

Fall

Michelle Simpson

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

502-331-1434

michelle.simpson@nelson.kyschools.us

Scholar: Katrina Eicher

Storyteller: Mary Hamilton