The Kentucky Press Association (KPA) is offering its annual book giveaway this fall. KPA encourages teachers, principals and librarians to contact their local newspaper publishers and ask if they are participating in the 2012 KPA Literacy Project and ask how their schools can join.

This year’s story, Unleashed, is written by Kentucky author Leigh Anne Florence and illustrated by Chris Ware. The theme is fitness and Kentucky adventures with our favorite Kentucky dachshund characters, Woody and Chloe.

Starting the week of Sept. 9, participating newspapers will give away scrapbooks, with the story cover, for readers to use to collect ten chapters and illustrations and make their own book. The chapters and illustrations to add to the scrapbook will be found weekly in local newspapers. The statewide literacy project also includes online, interactive chapter activities and 10 podcasts with the Woody character reading each chapter out loud. These will be at

Last year, more than 40,000 scrapbooks were given out. Newspaper in Education at the Lexington Herald-Leader and other participating newspapers will offer teachers and students the weekly newspapers and the scrapbooks at no cost.

The sponsors for this year’s project are Kentucky Utilities/LG&E, Kentucky Adventure Tourism, Lexington Herald-Leader Newspaper in Education and Kentucky Press Association.