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Summer Reading Program - 2015

2015 Kentucky Summer Reading Program


2015 Kentucky Summer Reading Program – HEROES

Readers of all ages will soar up, up, and away this summer during the “Every Hero Has a Story” Summer Reading Program.  Libraries across Kentucky will designing costumes, hosting games and obstacle courses, creating art projects, science and engineering experiments, and more.

Local public libraries have planned programs to keep children reading and learning all summer.  Whether counting the amount of time your children spend reading or the number of books they have read this summer, children who join the summer reading program at their public library keep their brains active and enter school in the fall ready to learn and ready to succeed.

Kentucky librarians participating in the Every Hero Has a Story program can find information from the Collaborative Summer Library Program here:  You must register to use all of the resources on the site.


Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives and Kentucky Department of Education Collaboration

The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) and the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) are collaborating to promote summer reading to Kentucky students by helping librarians accurately choose books based on a child's reading ability. Choosing the right book for a child's reading level can be a challenge, but libraries that participate in the Summer Reading Program can get information and training that makes selecting a book easier with the Lexile Framework for Reading, a measurement system adopted by KDE in 2010.

The Lexile Framework is a resource for accurately matching readers with text. Find-A-Book logoLexile measures allow teachers, librarians and parents to find books that will challenge a child's reading ability, while still maintaining interest and learning. A Lexile measure can range from below 200L for beginning readers and beginning-reading text to above 1700L for advanced readers and text. A Lexile text measure is based on two strong predictors of how difficult a book is to comprehend: word frequency and sentence length.

As parents select books for their children to read for the Summer Reading Program, librarians can assist in helping them find appropriate books by looking up a book's Lexile measure. Lexile measure data is available on NoveList as well as the website, Find a Book Kentucky.


"Find a Book" Mobile App Now Available

“Find a Book” is the ultimate book search tool for educators, parents, librarians and students to download on their Android mobile phone. Brought to you by MetaMetrics, the developer of the widely adopted Lexile® Framework for Reading, “Find a Book” Mobile Beta allows you to search for books based on reading ability (Lexile level), personal interests, keywords and more.

Download the app here:


2015 Teen Video Challenge

See the information below to enter the 2015 Teen Video Challenge.  More information can be found at


Please remember that all video and music used in the TVC must either be created by the participants or in the public domain. 


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