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The Library is chockablock with great educational resources—from digitized images and books to online presentations on its nearly 142 million items. Little did you know that it’s also a place for virtual games.

Selection of Games in Knowledge Quest. 2008 “Once more she looked at the prince, with her eyes already dimmed by death, then dashed overboard and fell, her body dissolving into foam.” Illustration from “The Little Mermaid” by Hans Christian Anderson. 1911

Recently launched as part of the Library of Congress Experience, Knowledge Quest is an educational adventure that lets players investigate unique artifacts from the Library’s buildings and exhibitions. By registering at myLOC.gov, you can uncover the hidden meaning in the Library’s architecture, sail in the wake of Sir Francis Drake, make your own conclusions about the edits made to the Constitution or appraise the wealth of Aztec emperor Montezuma.

Once you conquer every challenge in Knowledge Quest, you can claim a special reward.

America's Library is a Web site for kids and families that tells the stories of America's past using fascinating materials from the Library. Featured throughout are games and scavenger hunts designed to highlight some of the more unusual tales of our nation.

A presidential scavenger hunt will have you following in the footsteps of some of our most illustrious commanders-in-chief. With Super Sleuth, you’ll be wearing your detective’s hat to find what’s wrong in each picture. In Batter Up, you’ll score a homerun if you don’t strike out on trivia.

The Library is home to more than 32 million books. Included among them are the early editions the beloved classics “The Wizard of Oz,” “The Little Mermaid” and “Arabian Nights.” With the Storybook Adventure, Dorothy, Aladdin and the Little Mermaid join you in collecting goodies for a collage you can design and send to friends.


A. Selection of Games in Knowledge Quest. 2008. Library of Congress. Reproduction Information: Reproduction information not available.

B. “Once more she looked at the prince, with her eyes already dimmed by death, then dashed overboard and fell, her body dissolving into foam.” Illustration from “The Little Mermaid” by Hans Christian Anderson. 1911. Rare Book and Special Collections Division. Reproduction Information: Reproduction information not available.