News from the Library of Congress

April 2019

September 2018

  • September 7, 2018  (18-112)
    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...
    • Date: 2018-09-07

July 2018

  • July 12, 2018  (18-091)
    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...
    • Date: 2018-07-12

June 2016

  • June 2, 2016  (16-097)
    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.
    • Date: 2016-06-02

April 2015

September 2014

September 2010

January 2008

  • January 10, 2008  (08-009)
    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...
    • Date: 2008-01-10

September 2007

November 2002

  • November 18, 2002  (02-167)
    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 ( that will make freely available online more than 200 children's books from around the world.
    • Date: 2002-11-18

April 2002

October 2001

February 2001

  • February 16, 2001  (01-029)
    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 In just nine months, from its debut on April 24, 2000, until Jan. 31, 2001, the site has registered more than 75 million hits.
    • Date: 2001-02-16