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​KDLA School Rea​dy Libraries

​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.

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Upcoming Webinars

Conversations Around Early Literacy: A Webinar Series with Saroj Ghoting
Part 1: Thursday, March 2, 1-2pm ET
Part 2: Choose ONE

  • Thursday, March 9, 1-2pmET
  • Tuesday, March 14, 1-2pmET
  • Thursday, March 23, 1-2pmET


School Ready Libraries Link Up: Introduction to HANDS
Thursday, April 6, 1-2pm ET


Register for these webinars and more on our CE Events Calendar.


Additional Resources:

Funded by 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 Facebook and Twitter.

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If you have questions concerning youth library services, please contact KDLA Youth Services Consultant Krista King-Oaks at (502) 564-1739 or Krista.King-Oaks@ky.gov.

If you have questions concerning youth library services, please contact:​

Krista King-Oaks
Youth Services Consultant
Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives
300 Coffee Tree Road
Frankfort, KY  40601
(502) 564.1739

Krista.King-Oaks@ky.gov

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