Library hosts Prime Time Family Reading

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 The wonder in a child’s eyes as he hears a story for the first time.  

An opportunity to talk about the story afterward.  

Sharing the experience of reading and discussion with a parent in a group setting.

This environment is part of Prime Time Family Reading Time, a six-week interactive program coming to the LaRue County Public Library starting on March 24.  

Prime Time introduces award-winning children’s books to youngsters ages 6 to 10, often for the first time, in a unique way via a seasoned storyteller and scholar who ask follow-up questions and bring ideas about the text to the table.  Themes such as fairness, greed, courage and dreams are discussed after reading the books.

Local teacher Kathy Milby is the storyteller for the LaRue County program.

“I’m excited to be a part of Prime Time here in my home county,” said Milby.  “Engaging children in the joy of reading and exploring broader ideas about life stretch both children and parents in thought-provoking themes. It tends to not only provide a fun night of reading, but also gives the parent and child the chance to think about stories and even bigger ideas together.”

Milby and Joe Despain, who serves as the scholar for this program, will follow up with questions after the books are read each evening. The team has worked together on several Prime Time programs throughout the state.

“We are thrilled to have the Prime Time Family Reading Time program here at our library on Tuesday nights for the next six weeks,” said librarian Dana Jolly.  “It’s an opportunity for us to reach out to children and parents in the community who may not necessarily be regular visitors to our library or even be accustomed to reading books for pleasure.”

A light meal will be served before each program. Drawings for prizes will conclude each session. Start times are 5 p.m. each Tuesday, March 24 to April 28.