March 20, 1997 Secretary of Education to Join Library of Congress Literacy Event

Contact: Craig D'Ooge (202) 707-9189

At 10 a.m. on Friday, March 21, Tara Holland, Miss America, will be at the Library of Congress in the Mumford Room for a number of events. She will open an exhibition of 26 photographs from the book Library: The Drama Within, unveil a new reading poster produced by Jim Henson Productions, draw the name of the National winner for a children's "reading challenge" sponsored by Reading is Fundamental, and announce a national reading promotion campaign sponsored by the Center for the Book.

At 10:30 a.m., she will be joined by U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley in an appearance on behalf of the National Institute for Literacy's "Literacy: It's A Whole New World" campaign.


PR 97-052
ISSN 0731-3527