January 25, 2023

Library Spotlight: Winter 2023 Literacy Events, Applications & Awards

Literary and literacy lovers have a lot to get excited about during the next several weeks thanks to the Library of Congress. National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Read this interview with the eighth National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Meg Medina, then watch a recording of her January 24 inauguration. Then, to learn more about Meg Medina and her role as the 2023-2024 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, please visit the ambassador announcement, … [Read more...]

Finding Resources: Accessing Contemporary Articles

In our new Timely Connections section, we will be linking contemporary articles to primary sources and teaching ideas. Some of the articles may come from websites, such as The New York Times and the The Washington Post, that restrict access to their content. Most sites provide subscription discounts to educators and allow anyone to access a limited number of free articles per month. But what happens if you don't have a subscription or when you've reached the monthly limit? Turn to your … [Read more...]

Today in History: Andrew Carnegie

Today in History–March 12–the Library of Congress features Andrew Carnegie, who offered the city of New York $5.2 million for the construction of sixty-five branch libraries on this day in 1901. After selling his steel company for hundreds of millions, Carnegie devoted the rest of his life to writing and philanthropic activities, including building thousands of public libraries across the United States. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section, then clicking the links below. Andrew … [Read more...]