Register for our Kids Summer Reading 2020

We want you to have fun, win prizes, and of course, read this summer!

Read the age-designated number of books to complete the Summer Reading program and collect a throwback backpack along with awesome prizes from Hwang’s Martial Arts, Louisville Bats, Ehler’s Ice Cream, Fazoli’s, Kentucky Science Center, Frazier History Museum, Locust Grove, Rauch Planetarium, Squire Boone Caverns, and McDonald’s. All completers will be automatically entered for a chance to win one of our Grand Prize giveaways, including a gift certificate to Barnes & Noble.

  • PRESCHOOLER (birth - age 5): 20 books
  • SCHOOL-AGE (kindergarten - 5th grade): 10 books
  • TEEN (6th - 12th grade): 6 books

Register and log books -

While you’re registering, sign up for the 2020 Virtual Cultural Pass and earn activity badges that take you on a virtual trip to virtual arts and culture venues for FREE!

Check out eBooks and comics for kids

Our digital library is full of eBooks, audiobooks, and eComics for kids to enjoy! We have picture books, early readers, comics, chapter books, activity books, and read-aloud video titles. We regularly add new titles for kids to make it easy to find something great for your child to read or listen to.


Limited Free access to TumbleBookLibrary and TumbleMath

Need help with reading and math? TumbleBookLibrary and TumbleMath can help!

For a limited time, parents and children can get free access to animated picture books, courtesy of TumbleBooks and the Kentucky Virtual Library.

  • TumbleBookLibrary

    TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

  • TumbleMath

    TumbleMath uses math picture books to help bring a math concept to life in an easy and accessible way. You can use the picturebooks to support classroom learning or help with homework. logo access now available at all library locations for Libraries is an exciting new online educational resource - designed for children ages 2 to 7 - that offers more than 3,000 fun learning activities including online books, interactive learning programs, games, puzzles, songs, art activities, and more.  Access to this service is available free at all library locations by clicking here.


LFPL's 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge wins award

Big congrats to our Children’s Librarians and others who have been involved in making the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge a success! At the Summit on Government Performance and Innovation on February 12, LFPL won the Breakthrough Guru Team Award for the program.


What is the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge? - click here.


Read It Down Program

"Read It Down" Program

Are overdue fines keeping you from visiting the Library? The Library's Read It Down program allows children and teens to reduce library fines just by reading. And this summer you can Read It Down from your home! Participants read or listen to books of their choosing. The more you read, the less you owe.

  • Preschool – 5th grade: every 15 minutes equals $2.00 off your overdue fines.
  • 6th – 12th grade: every 30 minutes equals $2.00 off your overdue fines.

Log the time you spend reading and then call 574-1611 and report the amount of time spent reading. It's that simple!

Have questions about the Read it Down program? Call (502) 574-1611.

Last Updated: 5/26/20