Kentucky Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has been providing resources to teachers throughout the Commonwealth for many years. To enhance your reading curriculum, current offerings include School Days and Prime Time Family Reading®.

School Days
As part of the Kentucky Book Festival, School Days brings authors to dozens of schools across Kentucky to meet students in an exciting, interactive learning experience. Each student receives a signed book from the author to add to their reading collection at home.

Virtual School Days visits for 1st- and 2nd-grade students with Jessica Young, Shawn Pryor or Amanda Driscoll will be available from March-May 2021. Apply at School Days Program – Kentucky Book Festival.

Prime Time Family Reading®
Prime Time Family Reading® is a six-week reading, discussion and storytelling program held at public libraries or schools. A university scholar and a storyteller (who act as discussion leaders) conduct weekly storytelling and discussion sessions based on award-winning children’s picture books. Participants are elementary age children and their families.

Apply to host Prime Time at Prime Time for Schools.

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In addition to sharing the unique experience of School Days and Prime Time Family Reading®, Kentucky Humanities produces Kentucky Humanities magazine, manages the Kentucky Book Festival, offers a diverse lineup of scholars in our Speakers Bureau, brings Smithsonian traveling exhibits to community museums throughout the state, provides Kentucky Chautauqua® programs to schools and community groups, airs Think History on WEKU daily, and will be hosting a series of programs around the state in 2021 called “Democracy and the Informed Citizen.”

Visit us online at, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @KyHumanities.