• New State Records Center is Now Open

    All records requests and deliveries will now take place at our new facility located at 1425 Leestown Road, Frankfort.  For additional information, please visit the State Records Center webpage.

    The KDLA main building address has not changed. 

  • Madeline Abramson Records Children’s Book for KTBL


    Madeline Abramson, wife of Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson, recently volunteered her time and voice to record a children’s book for the Kentucky Talking Book Library (KTBL) at the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA).


    KTBL makes a special effort to record digital versions of books by Kentucky authors and books that are of special interest to Kentuckians. In 2013, 40 volunteers contributed more than 1,300 hours to produce 37 books relevant to Kentucky users.


    People who are interested in volunteering for the program must fill out an application. Volunteers start by training to review and edit raw recordings, then monitor recording sessions, and then may audition to narrate. Those interested in volunteering or becoming a customer of the service, may call the KTBL at 502.564.8300, ext. 276 or email ktbl.mail@ky.gov.

  • 2014 Kentucky Summer Reading—SCIENCE!

    Readers of all ages will explore all things scientific this summer during the “Fizz, Boom, Read!” Summer Reading Program. Libraries across Kentucky will be performing science experiments, robot building, exploring nature, learning about Grossology, and more.

    Each year, over 100,000 children participate in the Kentucky public library Summer Reading program. First Lady Jane Beshear shares her enthusiasm for reading along with some information on the Summer Reading program in this short video.

  • Fueling the Mind

    This summer 16 Kentucky public libraries are participating in the Preventing Summer Reading Loss: Fueling the Mind program, a partnership between the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) and the Kentucky Department of Education. Kentucky libraries participating in the program are building community gardens, taking meals and programming into communities via bookmobile, visiting schools and day camps, and providing outreach to homeless children. Last summer participating libraries served 20,534 children in 53 sites across the state. Check with your local public library for more information.


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