• National Library Week 2014

    Every day, people of all ages and backgrounds from rural, suburban and urban communities across the country turn to their libraries to find jobs or go online, to get help with homework or complex research projects, to start on a business plan, connect with their kids or simply find a space to relax.

    Is the library important to you? Do you have a story to tell? You can tweet about how the library has changed your life using the hashtag #LivesChange and #NLW14. If your story needs more than 140 characters, please add it to the @ your library story collection.

  • Preservation Week 2014


    KDLA is joining with the American Library Association, the Library of Congress, the Society of American Archivists, and many other cultural heritage organizations to launch Preservation Week - a national campaign to help raise awareness about collecting and preservation, to connect the general public to preservation information and expertise, and to emphasize the close relationships among personal, family, community, and public collections and their preservation.

    For more information about KDLA preservation services visit the Document Preservation Laboratory Page.

  • Kentucky Public Library News Digest
    is now online!

    The Kentucky Public Library News Digest has been keeping public librarians and stakeholders up to date on news and information related to public libraries for over a decade. Available as an email subscription, the Digest is now also available on the KDLA website. The Digest provides links to articles and editorials relating to public libraries in Kentucky and beyond. Use it to spark programming ideas and keep up with issues affecting public libraries. Bookmark it or subscribe to the RSS feed today!


    April – National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    • The National Safety Council estimates that 25% of crashes involve cell phones.
    • Drivers using handheld or hands-free cell phones are 4X as likely to crash.
    • The #1 cause of workplace death is car crashes.

    Distracted driving is defined as driving while doing another activity that takes your attention away from driving. During this month, in particular, we should all take the time to educate ourselves and be aware of our habits that fall under the category of distracted driving. Employers can help keep their employees safe by using the State Library’s training resources on Driver Safety. If you need assistance searching the KDLA Catalog or checking out materials, contact the reference desk at 800.928.7000, ext. 342

  • New State Records Center construction: 

    New Records Center construction
    State Records Center construction site, March, 2014

    A new State Records Center facility is being built on US 421 South. Follow the construction on the new State Records Center construction page and on the KDLA PRD Facebook page.


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