Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    Alice in Wonderland Story Time In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the publication of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," Joani Etskovitz, dressed as Alice, read and sang excerpts from the book as a part of a special story time.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2016
  • Film, Video
    Story TIme: Platypus Police Squad Graphic artist/author Jarrett J. Krosoczka visited the Young Readers Center with his "Platypus Police Squad" series and invited U.S. Capitol Hill Police officers Renee White and Richard Webb to perform a scene from "The Frog Who Croaked," the first in the series.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2015
  • Film, Video
    Story Time with Hunter the K9: Officer Buckle & Gloria Capitol Hill Police Officers Renee White and Tiffany White are joined by K9 Officer Hunter as they talk about their training and responsibilities to protect the Library of Congress and other federal buildings on Capitol Hill and read from "Officer Buckle and Gloria" by Peggy Rathman.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2017
  • Film, Video
    Imagination Library Story Time: The Gruffalo Especially for children up to age 5, this program will feature "The Gruffalo," written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. This program is presented by the Library of Congress and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.
    • Contributor: Winick, Steve
    • Date: 2018-06-29
  • Film, Video
    Imagination Library Story Time: Llama Llama Especially for children up to age 5, this program will feature two books: "Llama Llama Red Pajama" and "Llama Llama and the Bully Goat." This program is presented by the Library of Congress and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    Imagination Library Story Time: Laura Murray Especially for children up to age 5, this program will feature reading, music and author Laura Murray. This program is presented by the Library of Congress and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. Murray's book "The Gingerbread Man Loose on the Fire Truck" was recently included in the Imagination Library.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    Imagination Library Story Time: Rachel Isadora Especially for children up to age 5, this program featured reading, music and special guest reader, author Rachel Isadora. This program is presented by the Library of Congress and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. Three of Isadora's books have been included in the Imagination Library: "I Just Want to Say Good Night," "Jake at Gymnastics" and "I Hear a Pickle."
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    Story Time with Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, the 14th Librarian of Congress, visited the Young Readers Center on her third day on the job. The Librarian read a picture book, "Click, Clack, Surprise" by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin which was featured at the 2016 National Book Festival the following week.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2016
  • Film, Video
    Imagination Library Story Time: The Little Engine That Could Especially for children up to age 5, this program featured "The Little Engine That Could." This program is presented by the Library of Congress and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.
    • Contributor: Wertheimer, Melissa
    • Date: 2018-07-27
  • Film, Video
    Story Time for Young Readers: National Book Festival Edition Matt de la Pena will reads "Last Stop on Market Street" and Danica McKellar reads "Goodnight, Numbers." These two authors appeared at the 2018 Library of Congress National Book Festival. This program is presented in cooperation with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and is designed for children up to age five.
    • Contributor: De La Pena, Matt - McKellar, Danica
    • Date: 2018-08-31
  • Film, Video
    EverybodyWinsDC Story Time with Chef Pati Jinich Third grade students from Cleveland Elementary school had the opportunity to meet Chef Pati Jinich of the PBS program, "Pati's Mexican Kitchen." She told her personal story and read "The Food Parade" by Elicia Castaldi, a book on food and nutrition.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2015
  • Film, Video
    Story Time with Hunter the K9: Let's Meet the Police Officer US Capitol Police Officer Renee White joined Capitol Hill Police K9 Technician Tiffany White in program about police work. Officer Renee White read excerpts from "Let's Meet the Police Officer" and Technician White introduced Hunter, the K9 police dog who specializes in detecting explosives. Officer White and Technician White answered questions from first grades students from Whittier Education Campus in Washington, D.C. about careers...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2015
  • Film, Video
    Library of Congress Holiday Celebration Celebrate the holiday season with musical performances, poetry readings, and story time with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden.
    • Contributor: Becker, Rachel - Hayden, Carla D. - Grant, Jannie - Olabanji, Jummy
    • Date: 2023-12-14
  • Film, Video
    Children's Author & Illustrator Hervé Tullet As part of his U.S. tour, renowned French illustrator Hervé Tullet engaged preschoolers at the Library's Young Readers Center and introduced his new picture book, "Mix it Up" with an interactive story time.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2014
  • Film, Video
    An Africa Themed Story: Ifroma Onyefulu & Caroline Quandt Ifeoma Onyefulu read from her books "Deron Goes to Nursery School," and "A is for Africa," and told a traditional story called "The Great Eating Competition" at a story time event for infants and toddlers at the Library's Young Readers Center. Onyefulu joined Caroline Quandt to lead games and music reflecting her Nigerian heritage.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2014
  • Film, Video
    Justice Sonia Sotomayor Explains Magna Carta to Students from School Without Walls Justice Sonia Sotomayor made a special visit to the Young Readers Center to read a book and talk about Magna Carta to 6th grade students from the School Without Walls at Francis Stevens in Washington, D.C. As part of a career/story time collaboration with EverybodyWins!DC, the students and the Justice toured the Lincoln Magna Carta exhibit at the Library of Congress. The program continued...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2015
  • Film, Video
    Rare Books Go Electronic Children from the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center preschool were introduced to a new way to experience classic stories through an electronic application of Cricket Media called Story Bug. The children heard and watched a large-screen version of the app in the Young Readers Center and viewed several of the original rare books that were re-formatted in the digital version. Lee Ann Potter demonstrated how...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2016
  • Film, Video
    2011 Junior Fellows Display The Junior Fellows program is profiled and the findings of the 2011 class of fellows are featured.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2011
  • Film, Video
    Library of Congress Literacy Awards Best Practice Honorees: State Library of Western Australia A profile of the State Library of Western Australia, an honoree for best practices in the 2017 Library of Congress Literary Awards. The State Library of Western Australia is one of three honorees in the category of "Family Literacy," including organizations that focus on intergenerational literacy, recognizing that a parent is a child's first teacher.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2017
  • Film, Video
    Dolly Parton Dedicates Her Imagination Library's 100 Millionth Book to the Library of Congress Singer-songwriter Dolly Parton joined Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden for a presentation of the 100 millionth book in Parton's Imagination Library program, donated to the Library of Congress. The program featured a reading with school children and an announcement about a new literacy collaboration between Parton's program and the Library of Congress. Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a book-gifting organization that has, to date,...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    Unite Our Voices by Speaking Together Roswell Encina gave the keynote address for the Library's celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Asian Division
    • Date: 2017
  • Film, Video
    Dolly Parton Interview Singer-songwriter Dolly Parton discusses her Imagination Library children's literacy program and her new partnership with the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    Wally Amos: 2011 National Book Festival Wally Amos appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - National Book Festival (U.S.)
    • Date: 2011
  • Film, Video
    Author Molly Idle Molly Idle demonstrated her illustration techniques and read her most recent book in her Flora picture book series, "Flora and the Peacocks" in the Young Readers Center with preschoolers from the Senate Employee Child Care Center.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2016
  • Film, Video
    Carmen Agra Deedy: 2009 National Book Festival Children's book author and storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy appears at the National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - National Book Festival (U.S.)
    • Date: 2009