Library of Congress Resources
Whether you are a young student or a lifelong learner, a library is an exciting place. I realized this at the age of four, when I received my first library card at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier, Vermont. Some of my fondest memories as a child were at the library, where everyone fit in and possibilities were limitless.
Even though visiting a library in person may be difficult right now, we should never lose our interest and ambition in learning and growing. The Library of Congress is one of our greatest national treasures – a repository for millions of books, photos, movies, oral histories, and music. Listed below is a sampling of many resources from the Library of Congress – right NOW -- including the Library’s new website for public programming, where you will find National Book Festival Presents interviews with authors, as well as original programming with the U.S. Poet Laureate and the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. I’ve also included links to a Library expert discussing items in the Library’s digital collection, programming and activities specific to families, the Library’s crowdsourcing initiative, and many more. We hope you’ll find these links helpful, and will keep learning while remaining safe.
Here's what our Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, says:
“We are living through extraordinary and challenging times and the Library of Congress is offering support to parents, students and teachers. We understand how overwhelming it is to balance work and school from home. The Library has created a one-stop website, loc.gov/engage, that offers online resources and videos that provides much needed support to parents and teachers, fun ways to engage with children and teens, and a site to access the Library’s vast collection.”