Summer Reading

Published: 10/25/2017 2:22 PM

The Kentucky Department of Education encourages all students to read during the summer by participating in Kentucky’s Summer Reading Programs at local Kentucky public libraries. Click here​ to find out more about programs sponsored by a library in your area.

Visit “Find a Book, Kentucky” to build custom reading lists of books before you visit the library or bookstore. “Find a Book, Kentucky” is an easy-to-use tool to help students find books to match their reading ability (Lexile® measure) and interests. Click the “Find a Book, Kentucky” icon, or go to to get started, and follow these simple steps:

1. Enter a Lexile measure (available from many schools) or choose an option under “I don’t know my Lexile measure”
2. Choose interest categories
3. Refine search results using the sidebar tools 
4. Print a personalized summer reading list

Teachers and parents are encouraged to help children use “Find a Book, KY” ( to build personal reading lists for summer reading and then locate their selections at their school library or local public library. “Find a Book, KY” uses the widely-adopted Lexile® measure to match a reader with books that will provide the right level of challenge to support reading growth. School librarians and public librarians are ready to assist children and their parents as they make summer reading selections. While on the “Find a Book, KY” website, be sure to submit your “Pledge to Read” for summer 2016. The pledge window is May 1 – August 31.

Kathy Mansfield
Office of Teaching and Learning
Division of Program Standards
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-9850
Fax (502) 564-9848