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Posted on: March 20, 2018

Henderson County Schools will host Prime Time Family Reading Program

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HENDERSON, Ky. -- Henderson County Schools will host Prime Time Family Reading Program March 20-April 24.

Prime Time Family Reading targets children ages 5 to 10 in a six-week series of reading and discussion programs and includes sessions on fairness, greed, courage, cleverness and determination.
Each Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., families with children ages 5 and older meet with a storyteller and a discussion leader to explore different children’s books, learn good read-aloud and storytelling techniques, and engage in group discussion. Participants are also introduced to the many resources and services available to them at Henderson County Schools and Henderson County Public Library. Free childcare is available for younger siblings.
“Families are very enthusiastic about the program. We are pleased with the response to the program and the support of the community organizations and businesses,” Stephanie Smith, HCS District Reading Coordinator adds.

The program will be held at the Henderson County Schools Professional Development Center, which is next to the Thelma B. Johnson Early Learning Center. Dinner is provided every evening and books and giveaways are provided each week for families.

In addition, the program will be offered by the Henderson County Public Library starting on April 5.

Prime Time Family Reading Time is supported by grants from the Kentucky Humanities Council, National Endowment for the Humanities and grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives and the Raymond P. Preston Family Foundation.

For more information contact Stephanie Smith, District Reading Coordinator, at stephanie.smith@henderson.kyschools.us or 270-831-5000.

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