Classic Works of Children's Books Published More Than 100 Years Ago Now Online at the Library of Congress
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week (April 29 to May 5), today the Library of Congress launched a unique online collection of 67 historically significant children’s books published more than 100 years ago. Drawn from the Library’s collection, Children’s Book Selections are digital versions both of classic works still read by children today and of lesser-known treasures. Additionally, today, DC-area...
September 7, 2018
Library of Congress Launches New Set of Educational Apps for Back to School
The Library of Congress, in collaboration with educational organizations, today announced the launch of two new web- and mobile-based applications related to Congress and civics for use in K-12 classrooms.These new applications transport students through primary sources to some of the most dramatic turning points in U.S. history and immerse them in the related debates.Students can investigate complex questions through both applications, as well...
July 12, 2018
Library of Congress Announces Application-Development Winners to Receive Over $1 Million in Grants
The Library of Congress today announced the selection of three organizations that will receive a total of $1,058,513 during the next two years to support the development of engaging web- and mobile-based applications on subjects related to Congress and civics for use in K-12 classrooms.From a mobile game with civics-themed musicals, to an app that takes users back in time to the pre-19th Amendment...
June 2, 2016
Library Releases New Student Discovery Sets for Tablets
The Library of Congress has introduced new Student Disovery sets for tablets including the first periodic table of chemical elements, Thomas Jefferson’s handwritten record of temperatures at Monticello and eye-popping posters documenting public programs during the Great Depression.
Library of Congress, Microsoft Announce Agreement to Support New Interactive Experience for Visitors
The Library of Congress and Microsoft Corp. have signed a cooperative agreement that will change the way Library visitors experience history. The joint technology initiative will electronically deliver the Library’s immense collection of historical artifacts to patrons visiting its Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington, D.C., and will allow unparalleled and immersive interactive experiences that will bring the institution’s vast historical collections and exhibits to...
International Children's Digital Library to Debut Nov. 20 in Great Hall
The International Children's Digital Library (ICDL) will make its debut during a ceremony in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C., on Nov. 20 at 5:30- 7:30 p.m. The press is invited to attend. The ICDL is a Web site project (www.icdlbooks.org) that will make freely available online more than 200 children's books from around the world.
America's Library Web Site Adds New Stories
New stories have been added to the "Amazing Americans" and "Explore the States" sections of the America's Library Web site for kids and families, available at www.americaslibrary.gov. In just nine months, from its debut on April 24, 2000, until Jan. 31, 2001, the site has registered more than 75 million hits.