• Statistical Report of Kentucky Public Libraries 2014-2015 

    The annual Statistical Report of Kentucky Public Libraries, Fiscal Year 2014-2015 is now available online. This report contains information taken from the Annual Report of Public Libraries. Among this edition’s contents are a summary of Kentucky’s public libraries statistics for the current fiscal year and comparisons with the three prior years, a series of charts on various per capita measures, and a county by county library statistics in 92 categories.

  • Kentucky in Wood

    "Kentucky in Wood"

    Kentucky in Wood

    In 1981 the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA), in cooperation with the Kentucky Arts Commission, held a competition to commission a work of art to be made of native Kentucky woods for the lobby of KDLA’s new building. The $15,000 commission was open to all Kentucky artists.

    The winning entry was created by Murray artist Bobby Falwell and named Kentucky in Wood. His 24-foot long, 12-foot high abstract representation of the state is composed of six sections and includes seven stylized life-sized figures representing the people of Kentucky. The sculpture and figures incorporate 26 native Kentucky woods which were donated by Dr. Thomas D. Clark, noted Kentucky author, historian and teacher, and members of his family.

    To read more about Kentucky in Wood, click here.

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    The Kentucky Talking Book Library (KTBL) adopted a new logo which was designed by KTBL employee Devon Stivers. The image represents both braille and Talking Books by showing an open book with KTBL spelled out in braille on the cover, and audio waves rising above it.

    For more information on the services that KTBL provides, please visit: http://kdla.ky.gov/librarians/talkingbook/Pages/default.aspx

  •  Kentucky Arbor and Bird Day book cover 1910.jpg

    Celebrate National Arbor Day! 
    The Kentucky state tree – tulip poplar, is on the cover of this Special Bulletin of the Kentucky Department of Education. 
    This bulletin was distributed to every teacher in the state in 1910. Source: KDLA e-Archives



    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.  Employees will find safety training materials by searching the KDLA Catalog.

    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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