Prime Time Reading coming to Lay

Lay Elementary has been named the latest site for Prime Time Reading from the Kentucky Humanities Council.

Students pose with posters announcing that Prime Time Reading is coming to Lay Elementary

Prime Time Family Reading Time is a family literacy program that features children’s literature in a humanities-based reading and discussion format for low literacy, at-risk, parents and children ages six and older.   Lay was selected to host a Prime Time site thanks to a grant written by Delisa Estes, the FRYSC coordinator.  Funding for the grant is being provided by the Steele-Reese Foundation.

The program is designed to reach out to families who have reluctant or struggling readers.  For students who do not enjoy reading, for families that have been unable to find common time to read together, and for those who do not have a public library card that gives them access to a world of books – Prime Time Reading is for them.  It is also for those families who are excited about reading who can come to the library and share the love for learning together.

Additional information on dates and times for the Prime Time Reading nights will be announced this spring.  The school has tentatively requested dates in March and April.

In addition to the Steele-Reese Foundation, Prime Time Family Reading Time is funded by the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, the Raymond B. Preston Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Woode Hannah Foundation, Jefferson County Public Schools, and a number of private donors.

For more information about Prime Time Family Reading at Lay contact Delisa Estes at delisa.estes@knox.kyschools.us.