2016 Kentucky Archives Institute

    The 32nd annual Kentucky Archives Institute is scheduled for June 17, 2016 at the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, 300 Coffee Tree Road, Frankfort.  The Institute, sponsored by the Friends of Kentucky Public Archives, Inc. and the Kentucky State Archives, provides information for scholars, general researchers, and genealogists interested in archival research.

    Featured speakers at this year's event include J. Mark Lowe, Professional Genealogist; Larry Weese and Hope Bryant, Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services; and Trace Kirkwood and Walter Bowman, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. 


    2016 Kentucky Archives Institute Registration Information

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     Children's Book Week -- May 2-8, 2016

    Children's Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes -- wherever young readers and books connect!


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    Users love Braille and Talking Books!

    The Kentucky Talking Book Library is part of a nationwide network of libraries administered by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress.  One of the smaller libraries in the network, KTBL ranks #34 in the number of patrons served and #30 in the number of books circulated.  However, Kentucky ranks #9 in the average number of books circulated to each patron!  KTBL users read an average of 49.8 books in 2015, compared with the network average of 36.9.

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    Source:  Public Information Photo Collection, Archives and Records Management Division – Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. ca. 1950’s – 1960’s.

  • May is Get Caught Reading Month

    Get Caught Reading is a national campaign to promote the joys of reading for the fun of it - for readers of all ages. Find your next title in the KDLA Catalog.

  • National Stand Down to Prevent Falls – May 2-6, 2016


    Prevent a fall
    During this week, agencies are encouraged to talk directly to employees about "Fall Hazards" and reinforce the importance of "Fall Prevention".


    Consider using a safety training DVD from the State Library’s Safety Training Resource Lists. The Falls Prevention list has a number of title options, including some in Spanish. If you need assistance with the resource lists, the KDLA Catalog or requesting a DVD, contact the Reference desk at 502.564.8306 or use the Ask a Librarian service.


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