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.

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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




Corbin Public Library

01/23/24 – 02/27/24

Leah White

215 Roy Kidd Ave., Corbin, KY 40701


Scholar: Mary Huntsman

Storyteller: Chris Campbell

Logan County Public Library

02/13/24 - 03/19/24

Carole Ann Faulkner

106 Spring St., Auburn, KY 42206


Scholar: Sherrie Pryor

Storyteller: Taylor Simpson

Barbourville Independent

02/19/24 – 03/25/24

Mindy Smith

140 School St, Barbourville, KY 40906


Scholar: Courtney Clouse

Storyteller: Chris Campbell

Bonnieville Elementary School

02/20/24 – 03/26/24

Morgan Lafollette

7874 N. Dixie Hwy, Bonnieville, KY 42713


Scholar: Susan Rowe

Storyteller: Sherri Buckles

George Coon Public Library

02/22/24 – 03/28/24

Rebecca Pool

114 S. Harrison St., Princeton

PO Box 230, Princeton, KY  42445


Scholar:  Stacey Menser

Storyteller:  Nicole Adams

Allen County Public Library

02/22/24 – 03/28/24

Shelia Stovall

106 W. Public Square

Scottsville, KY 42164


Scholar:  Renee Hale

Storyteller:  Shelia Stovall

Northern Elementary School

03/11/24 - 04/16/24

Lora Griffin

3600 Brooks Ln., Georgetown, KY 40324


Scholar: Becky Nelson

Storyteller: Mary Lou White

Fleming County Public Library

04/04/2024 – 05/09/24

Wendy Johnston

202 Bypass Blvd, Flemingsburg, KY 41041


Scholar: Mary Puente

Storyteller: Robin Patterson

Henderson County Public Library/Henderson Housing Authority

04/09/24- 05/14/24

Danielle Anguish

101 S. Main St., Henderson, KY 42420


Scholar:  Megan Mortis

Storyteller:  Andrew Casey

Meade County Public Library

04/11/24 - 05/16/24

Joy Trotter

996 Old Ekron Rd., Brandenburg, 40108


Scholar: Jessie Trotter

Storyteller: Ann Hartman

Oldham County Public Library

04/12/24 – 05/24/24

Cheri Grinnell

308 Yager Ave., La Grange, KY 40031


Scholar: Jessica Fleischer

Storyteller: Carol Hughey

Crittenden County Public Library

05/02/24 - 06/06/24

Leah Chumbler

204 Carlisle St., Marion, KY 42064


Scholar: Stacy Menser

Storyteller: Nichole Adams

Wolfe County Public Library

05/25/24 – 06/30/24

Julie Hendrix

164 KY 15 N

Campton, KY 41301


Scholar: Allison Vallandingham

Storyteller: Kaye Birchfield

Trimble County Public Library

06/04/24 – 07/09/24

Lauren Tweedy

35 Equity Dr.. Bedford, KY 40006


Scholar: Sarah Karns

Storyteller: Laurie Jennings

Powell County Public Library

06/24/24 – 07/29/24

Charlotte Denniston

725 Breckenridge St., Stanton, KY 40380


Scholar: Amy Hall

Storyteller: Jessica Hall




Maupin Elementary School

Spring- TBD

Diane Johnson

1312 Catalpa St., Louisville, KY  40211

Scholar:  TBD

Storyteller:  TBD


Whitley County Cooperative Extension


Veronica Rainwater

4275 US 25W, Williamsburg, KY 40769


Scholar: Tammy Stephens

Storyteller: Christy Myers