Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives

Adult Services

​​​Programming Resou​​​rces

  • Adult Programmers Newsletter - The Kentucky Adult Programmers (KAPS) newsletter, created by KDLA staff, goes out twice a month to subscribers of KDLA’s KAPS listserv. The newsletter contains programming ideas, workforce and adult services-related news, and information about available continuing education and grants.
  • Programming Librarian - An online newsletter from the American Library Association Programs Office with searchable programming ideas and tips for all age groups.
  • American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office - The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office empowers libraries to create vibrant hubs of learning, conversation and connection in communities of all types. Its staff works closely with librarians, humanities scholars, STEM and financial literacy experts, and others to create nationwide programming opportunities, grants and traveling exhibitions for U.S. libraries.

  • Public Libraries Online - Focuses on issues and topics that matter to public libraries; it features unique content and allows online interaction through comments and social media sharing. PL Online provides readers with daily updates, op-ed pieces, e-book reviews, author interviews, and more. It is the companion to the print publication of Public Libraries the official magazine of Public Library Association.

Readers' Advi​​sory


Adult Li​​teracy

  • Kentucky Educational Television Adult Education - KET has worked to make education equitable and accessible for all for more than 50 years. They have resources pertaining to high school equivalency, workplace education, life-skills and more. All content is course aligned to appropriate college and career readiness standards and general workforce training practices

  • Kentucky Educational Television FastForward - The FastForward online test-prep system offers on-demand courses in all GED® Test areas: math, language arts, science, and social studies – all conveniently accessed online via your laptop, tablet, or even your smartphone! KET is an aligned content provider for GED Testing Service®, a HiSET® test prep provider, and a TASC publishing partner.
  • National Coalition for Literacy - The N​ational Coalition for Literacy is an alliance of the leading national and regional organizations dedicated to advancing adult education, family literacy, and English language acquisition in the United States.

  • ProLiteracy - ProLiteracy promotes adult literacy through content development, programs, and advocacy. Our goal is to change lives and communities through the power of literacy.

Digital Litera​​cy

  • DigitalLearn -, is an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant-funded project to create an online hub for digital literacy support and training. The site launched in June 2013 and is intended to build upon and foster the work of libraries and community organizations as they work to increase digital literacy across the nation.
  • GCF LearnFree - For almost 20 years, the program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and more— offers more than 200 topics, including more than 7,000 lessons, more than 1,000 videos, and more than 50 interactives and games, completely free.

​Financial Liter​​acy

  • Smart investing @ your library - -

​Health Lite​​racy

  • Let’s Move in Libraries – Let’s Move in Libraries is an international initiative to promote health programming in libraries.


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

Hilary Writt
Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives
300 Coffee Tree Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-​1719


Services provided by the Library Development Branch of KDLA
​are funded in part by the
Institute of Museum and Library Services