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School Ready 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, see the Project Abstract or links in the right-hand navigation menu.

Early Childhood Development Modules

For assistance on how to register and complete any course – whether as a first time or returning student - 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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School Ready Libraries Module 2: Physical Well-Being and Social Emotional Development. Click here to get started.

School Ready Libraries Module 3: Language Development & Communication. Click here to get started.

Funded by the 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. Their mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Their 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 and follow IMLS on Facebook and Twitter.

This project was funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services​.