Prime Time Family Reading Program

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 Kentucky libraries and schools.

Prime Time Family Reading 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 ARC Distressed counties from the Steele-Reese Foundation.

The application deadline for public libraries to apply to host a Prime Time Family Reading Program September 15, 2023. 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 brochure.

For Spanish version of the Prime Time Family Reading brochure, click here.

Para la versiónen español delfolleto Prime Time Family Reading, haga clicaquí.

Click here to download the 'Finding the Humanities in Children's Literature' PDF

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.


Prime Time Family Reading Schedule




Allen County Public Library
02/02/23- 03/09/23
Shelia Stovall
106 W. Public Sq., Scottsville, KY  42164
Scholar:  Renee Hale
Storyteller:  Mickey Lewis
Lincoln Elementary School
02/16/23 – 03/23/23
Cami Young
701 5th Ave., Dayton, KY  41074
Scholar: Jonathan Cullick
Storyteller: Amanda Berringer
Cabbage Patch Community Center
03/03/23 – 04/09/23
Liliara Pappaterra
14130 S. 6th St. Louisville, KY  40208
Scholar: Mark Condon/Jeane Ann Clyde
Storyteller: Don Ray Smith

Barbourville Independent
03/06/23 – 04/17/23
Mindy Smith
140 School Street Barbourville, KY 40906
Scholar: Courtney Clouse
Storyteller: Chris Campbell

Logan County Public Library
03/07/23 – 04/18/23
Carole Ann Faulkner
225 Armory Dr., Russellville, KY 42276
Scholar: Sherrie Pryor
Storyteller: Taylor Simpson

Whitley County Cooperative Extension
03/27/23 – 05/08/23
Veronica Rainwater
4725 US25W North, Williamsburg 40769
Scholar: Tammy Stephens/TammyMeadors
Storyteller: Christy Myers

Corbin Public Library
04/04/23 – 05/09/23
Leah White
215 Roy Kidd Ave., Corbin, KY 40701
Scholar: Mary Huntsman
Storyteller: Chris Campbell

Nancy Elementary School
04/10/22 – 5/15/22
Carrie Altmaier
240 Hwy 196, Nancy, KY 42544
606-679-1124 or 606-679-1438
Scholar: Donnel Rainwater
Storyteller: Emily Edwards

Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library
04/11/23 – 05/16/23
Ashley Buchanan
425 East Center St., Madisonville, KY 42431
Scholar: Marlena Starks
Storyteller: Dotty Short

West End Community Empowerment Project of Lexington, Inc.
04/11/23 – 05/16/23
Dora Hudson
498 Georgetown St., Lexington, KY 40508
Scholar: Debra Faulk
Storyteller: Yolantha Pace

Louisville Central Community Center
04/18/23 - 05/25/23
Kierra Troi Harbin
1300 W Muhammad Ali
Louisville, KY 40203
Scholar: Tiffany Stoner
Storyteller: Destyne Chandler 

Johnson County Public Library
05/09/23 – 06/03/23
Shannon Reinthaler
444 Main Street, Paintsville, KY 41240
Scholar: Alana Scott
Storyteller: Christie Cook


Mercer County Public Library
07/10/23 - 8/14/23 
Lolita D. Short
109 W. Lexington St., Harrodsburg 40330
Scholar: Debra Faulk
Storyteller: Yolantha Pace

Lexington Fayette Urban County Government Family Care Center
Shelia Horton-Holt/Melissa Richmond
1135 Harry Sykes Way, Lexington 40504
Scholar: Debra Faulk
Storyteller: Yolantha Pace

Maupin Elementary School
1312 Catalpa Street Louisville, KY 40211
Parkland Boys and Girls Club
3200 Greenwood Ave.
Louisville, KY  40211