This guest post comes from Audrey Fischer of the Library’s Communications Office:
Generations of former kids who learned their ABCs on PBS will be celebrating today’s 40th anniversary of the show “Sesame Street.” (external link)
The Library’s been a fan right along! In April 2000, for example, when the Library of Congress celebrated its bicentennial, Big Bird was named a Living Legend by the Librarian of Congress.
And “Maria” (Sonia Manzano) appeared at the National Book Festival in 2004.
Of course, the many books, films and music that have come out of the hit series can be found in the Library’s collections.