In partnership with the
University of Kentucky Human Development Institute, School Ready Libraries is a three-year project that seeks to develop a comprehensive approach to providing Kentucky public library staff with the training and skills needed to implement successful school readiness programming. Through this project, KDLA hopes to provide access to essential knowledge of early childhood development that can be used as a foundation for future development and practical application of public library services and community collaborations.
For more information about the grant, visit the following links:
Early Childhood Development Modules
Module 1: Cognitive Development has been revised and relaunched in a new system. To take the course for the first time or as a refresher, please view our
instructions for registering and navigating through the course.
School Ready Libraries Module 1: Cognitive Development. Click
here to get started.
Science & Math for Everyone Workshops
How do these concepts support STEM education? How do they support early literacy? How do they support common core and early learning standards? How can our traditional storytimes support these concepts? And . . . how can we help adults incorporate them into daily conversations and activities with their young children? Gain an understanding of scientific and mathematical thinking from newborn to age five and build on traditional storytimes to explore strategies and techniques to support science, math and early literacy.
Click the image or link below to register on the KDLA CE Events Calendar.
Science & Math for Everyone: Exploring Science & Math Concepts through Storytime
A free, all-day workshop with Saroj Ghoting
School Ready Libraries Link Up: Introduction to HANDS
Thursday, April 6, 1-2pm ET
School Ready Libraries Link Up: Introduction to FRYSC
Thursday, May 4, 1-2:30 pm ET
Register for these webinars, workshops, and more on our
CE Events Calendar.
IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Grant
Link to KDLA Grant Award via IMLS
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit
www.imls.gov and follow IMLS on
If you have questions concerning youth library services, please contact KDLA Youth Services Consultant Krista King-Oaks at (502) 564-1739 or