" The old adage is true, 'it takes a village to raise a child.'  We want all children in Kansas, regardless of their socioeconomic background, race, and or gender to have an opportunity to succeed. We are the 'village.' Together, we can significantly impact the lives of the children who need us most."

Our Mission

The mission of Storytime Village, Inc., with the support of parents and the community, is to inspire a lifelong love of reading for underserved Kansas children from birth to age 8.


Our Work

Since its beginning in 2009, Storytime Village has worked to help the youngest in our communities thrive through partnerships that provide early childhood development, family engagement around reading and access to books.


Storytime Village, Inc. is a Kansas based children’s literacy nonprofit organization. With the support of parents and the community we inspire underserved children to read by providing them with free books and literacy resources. We recognize that, for children, books open doors to opportunities, new worlds and experiences, and overall build their self-esteem. For that reason, we strive to give every child in Kansas an opportunity for a better future through literacy.

Founder and CEO

Prisca Barnes​


Kenya Cox, Board Chair, President

Executive Director- Kansas African American Affairs Commission


Jesse Barnes, Vice President

Executive Director- Grace United Community Ministries


Rachel Norwood, Ph.D,  Secretary

Retired Educator


Teondra Phillips, Treasurer

Audit Manager at BKD CPA’s & Advisors


James Holland

Customer Relations- Westar Energy


Ted Ayres

Director of Community Engagement and Opportunity- Wichita State University


Barbara Chamberlin



Joymesia Lee

Configuration Management SCD Analyst- Spirit AeroSystems


Patricia Houston

Kansas Reading Roadmap


Rev. Wade Moore

Head of Schools

Urban Preparatory Academy


Lai-L Daugherty

Assistant Director of Admissions- Butler Community College





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Storytime Village, Inc.                                         P.O. Box 21104

Wichita, KS 67208

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