“Throughout our Nation's history, American women have led movements for social and economic justice, made groundbreaking scientific discoveries, enriched our culture with stunning works of art and literature, and charted bold directions in our foreign policy. . . . I call upon all Americans to observe this month . . . with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.” President Barack Obama’s Proclamation – Women’s History Month
The Kentucky Women Remembered exhibit in the Capitol honors Kentucky women who have made history and changed the lives of future generations. Many of their autobiographies or biographies can be found in the State Library’s collection. You can find them by searching the KDLA Catalog. If you need assistance searching the KDLA Catalog or checking out items from the State Library, contact the reference desk at 800-928-7000, ext. 342.
The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives is proud to be a collaborating sponsor of Kentucky Literacy Celebration Week. The week is a time to highlight literacy successes, share the great work surrounding literacy, and continue the focus on challenges Kentucky still faces as a state.
This year’s theme of “Literacy Horizons” is inspired by the many wonderful literacy horizons connecting various aspects of life and learning. Many public libraries are spotlighting books and authors. All of Kentucky's citizens are encouraged to participate in a literacy-related activity. Check your local public library’s events calendar for celebration opportunities.
New State Records Center construction:
State Records Center construction site, December, 2013A 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.
This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)
Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives
An agency of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
P.O. Box 537
300 Coffee Tree Road
Frankfort, KY 40602-0537