• KDLA Celebrates Women’s History Month

    The Works Progress Administration undertook programs to provide free public library service in many poor rural areas. The WPA paid librarians to carry books and magazines on horseback to impoverished areas in eastern Kentucky. From the beginnings of the program in 1935 in two counties, to the final years, when more than thirty counties were included, over 100,000 people participated in the pack horse library program.


    For more information about the Pack Horse Library, read Down Cut Shin Creek: Pack Horse Librarians of Kentucky in the State Library’s collection. More photos of the Pack Horse librarians are available in the KDLA e-Archives.

  • KDLA's 2012-2014 Biennial Report

    Civil Rights Bill 1964

    To view the full report, please click here.

  • Drive Safely!

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    During the winter months, it is important to take appropriate steps in driving, and to prepare for contingencies if you have a winter related issue while driving. The Kentucky State Police provides helpful information on its Winter Driving webpage.

    Because the leading cause of deaths during winter storms are transportation/automobile-related issues, it’s an excellent time to review the key points of defensive driving in winter conditions with your family or staff. The State Library has a Recommended Resource List for Driver Training. The DVD titles listed are appropriate for individual and group training. To check out one of the DVDs, follow the instructions on the safety list or call the State Library at 502.564.8306 or 800.928.7000.

  • New State Records Center

    All State Records Centers holdings are located at our new facility, 1425 Leestown Road, Frankfort.  For additional information, please visit the State Records Center webpage.

    The KDLA main building address has not changed. 


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