KDLA is in the process of implementing a software program called KitKeeper that will make scheduling programming and book discussion kits much easier. It will allow Kentucky public libraries to see which kits are available for a particular date and reserve titles themselves. KDLA staff is entering any titles that you already have scheduled into the system so that you will not have to re-request them.
At this time, as those schedules are being entered, we are only taking kit requests for asap situations and/or August shipping dates. Please hold on to any kit requests for September or later. KDLA will conduct trainings in mid-late August on this new reservation system with the goal of having it fully operational for public library staff by early September. Training dates will be scheduled by region, and announced via the listservs, social media, and on our website. Emails will also be sent out by distribution list.
If you have any questions, please contact Deborah Hibbard at
Public libraries interested in sponsoring book discussion groups for all ages will find a variety of literary styles and genres in the book discussion kits offered by the KDLA. These kits can encourage community members to have thoughtful discussions which may motivate, inspire and just make for great conversations.
- These kits may be checked out for nine weeks and may be renewed for an additional two weeks upon availability.
- All kits are listed in the
KDLA Catalog. Public library staff can make reservations by using the KDLA Kit Request Form or by contacting KDLA's Reference Desk at 502.564.8306 or 800.928.7000.
- Please include alternate titles and/or dates in case the specific kit requested is unavailable.
- Book discussion kits can be reserved up to a year in advance.
Kit Request Form
Regular and Large Print Book Discussion Kits
Youth Book Discussion Kits
- Each kit includes up to 20 copies of the book, an audiobook if available, and a discussion guide. Some kits include copies in large print and Spanish.
Listing of Youth Book Discussion Kits (PDF)
KDLA Youth Resources @ Your Public Library
KDLA Youth Resources flyer (PDF)
Please feel free to share this flyer with schools and other interested groups in your community. The flyer explains about our youth book discussion and programming kits, how to request them, and how to find lists of titles available for scheduling. We are eager to increase circulation of these valuable resources and hope they will provide your library with an additional way to partner with schools and other groups in your area.
Digital Book Discussion Kits
The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives has partnered with the Boone County Public Library to offer our customers access to digital book discussion kits. Contained in each digital book kit you will find an ebook in several file formats and a guide that has book information and discussion questions. The digital book discussion kits may include audiobooks, movies or other media related to the book.
For a list of available kit titles search the
Boone County Public Library catalog with the keywords “digital book kits”.
The material provided in the digital book discussion kits is part of the public domain, and can be copied multiple times to any compatible device. Format and design of the book kit, as well as any original material created for the book kit, is property of Boone and Campbell County Public Libraries, who grant permission for non-profit, educational use.