Beginning March 15, 2017, the Louisville Free Public Library will be using KitKeeper to manage the Book Discussion Kit Collection. KitKeeper is a popular web-based application widely used by many libraries across the country. We hope you find KitKeeper easy and fun to use.
KitKeeper will provide you many advantages, such as the ability to:
- Reserve a specific book kit for a specific reading period of your choosing
- Pick up your book kit on a specific date of your choosing
- Reserve up to 12 titles up to 1 year in advance
- View your upcoming selections at any time
- Receive automatic email notifications when you reserve a kit, when your kit is ready to pick up and when the kit is due back
KitKeeper reservations will take place online and will require a valid email address.
Important: Beginning March 15th you can make reservations for the coming year in KitKeeper. If you currently have a kit checked out, return it as scheduled and make your future reservations in KitKeeper.
There will be some changes in our circulation policy for the kits. For more on these changes, as well as detailed instructions for using KitKeeper, click here.
Questions? Please email us at KitKeeper@LFPL.org or call (502) 574-1611.
LFPL’s Adult Outreach Services brings library resources and materials to adult patrons who are unable to visit any of our 18 locations. LFPL offers outreach services to adults in two ways: Adult Bookmobile and Books By Mail.
The Library’s adult bookmobile can make monthly visits to qualifying group residences, which allows patrons to enjoy a rotating selection of materials. In addition to the delivery of books and other library materials, these visits can sometimes include book talks or book discussion groups.
For more information about adding a group residence to our schedule, please call (502) 574-1611 or send an email.
Free Matter for the Blind Mail Service
The Library’s Free Matter for the Blind Mail Service offers a free books-by-mail service for patrons who qualify. This service allows qualified patrons to have large print books or audio books mailed directly to their residence free of charge via the United States Postal Service. To learn more about this service, please click here.
If you think you qualify for the Library’s Free Matter for the Blind Mail Service, please print this enrollment form and have it signed by a competent authority, as defined on the form. In addition, please fill out the Patron Reading Preferences form for your library location found here.
If you would prefer for the Library to mail paper copies of these forms to your home us at BooksToYou@LFPL.org and include your name and complete mailing address. Once the Library has received both your signed enrollment form and your reading preferences form, they can begin mailing materials to your home.
If you do not qualify for either of the Library’s Adult Outreach Services, please contact the library branch closest to your home (list of library locations) to learn about other services for which you may qualify.
Local authors – indie, self-published, aspiring, and mainstream – now have a unique opportunity to create an eBook, connect with readers and promote their books at the Library.
Self-published authors can even upload their eBooks for possible inclusion in the Library’s online collection.
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The newest book discussion group in the library system is the Mystery Book Discussion at the Main Library.
The very first book read by the group for the first meeting was a classic, Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. For November and December the group read In the Woods by Tana French and The Snowman by Jo Nesbo. While it has started off as a small group it is slowly growing.
The first three months of 2017 are already planned out:
- With the reading of Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, the meeting for that discussion is January 17, 2017.
- In February the group will be reading A Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell and that discussion will be on February 21, 2017.
- The book for March will be another Agatha Christie classic, The Murder at the Vicarage, and that discussion will be on March 21, 2016.
If you enjoy reading mysteries, or you enjoy talking about books feel free to stop by the Main Library to pick up a copy of any of the reads. And if you’ve thought about reading mysteries and didn’t have a book in mind or didn’t know where to start, hopefully one of the Mystery Book Discussions will help.
The Mystery Book Discussion is held every third Tuesday of the month at 2:00 PM at the Main library.
Saturday, October 8, 2–4 p.m. at the Main Library
The Indie Author Day initiative is working with libraries across North America to bring together all of our local writing communities for the biggest celebration and collaboration of indie authors in the world!
Join us at the Main Library for a digital gathering of writers, agents, and industry leaders at this first annual event, and spend some time meeting and networking with members of the local writing community.
Please call (502) 574-1611 to register.
Following the seminar, learn to create and format professional quality versions of your book in a free workshop using a new online library resource called Pressbooks.
Whether you are a writing pro or a beginner, you can write, edit, and design digital and print copies of your book with ease using FREE resources and services offered by the Library. When you’re finished, share your book digitally with libraries across Kentucky.
The United States held special meaning in Roald Dahl‘s life. He lived in Washington, D.C., as a spy in the 1940s, where met his first wife, Patricia Neal. He also wrote two of his most popular children’s books, James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, while living in the U.S.
This year, for the first time ever, Roald Dahl Month will take place all across the U.S. Restaurants, zoos, gardens, bookstores, and libraries are inventing Dahlicious Delights, holding Buckswashling Nature programs, hosting parties during Wondercrump Weekend, among other celebrations.
You can celebrate Roald Dahl Month with these titles available though LFPL.