• National Library Week

    Today's libraries offer access to the tools and technology essential to the economic and cultural lives of their communities.

    What have you accomplished with the help of your library? Did you complete research for a new project, learn how to make a hand-knitted scarf or culinary creation? Did you use the library’s resources to produce a video? Did the library help you find a new job or get your business off the ground? Or perhaps the library’s homework help service made a difference in your child's last report card.

    The possibilities really are unlimited. Share what you've accomplished with the help of your library on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #librarymade.


    April 14

    National Library Workers Day

    Submit a star to recognize the valuable contributions made by a library worker in your area. Read the recognitions from across the United States at the Galaxy of Stars.

    Want to become a library paraprofessional/professional?
    Find more information here:

  • Preservation Week 2015


    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.


    National Bookmobile Day
    April 15, 2015

    Did you know that ...

    • Kentucky ranks #1 in the number of bookmobiles in the United States?
    • Bookmobile service hours totaled 83,974 in 2013-14?
    • 1,690,528 items were checked out from Kentucky’s 75 bookmobiles?

    For more information visit the webpage:
    Kentucky Bookmobiles and Outreach.


    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 502.564.8306 or 800.928.7000.


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