Everybody’s Doing It … Pic of the Week, That Is

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. So, following in the footsteps of our other wonderful blogs, In Custodia Legis and Inside Adams, the Library of Congress blog launches its very own Pic of the Week feature.

Our hope is to highlight some of the comings and goings here, the people and patrons that are the institution’s very lifeblood, and just whatever else might pique your fancy.

Abby Brack/Library of Congress

Finding her very own niche in the Young Readers’ Center is 10-year-old Camilla from Springfield, Va. It may be hot outside, but she’s cool as a cucumber, making herself perfectly at home while reading Jeff Kinney’s “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” (Kinney was a featured author during the 2009 National Book Festival. Check out his presentation here.) Frankly, this is my favorite reading pose, too – maybe add in a footstool for ultimate reading comfort.

The center makes available a variety of current and classic books for kids to read while they’re hanging out at the Library. Just recently, Scholastic donated some 500 books to the center so its young patrons could enjoy. Also on tap from time to time are special storytelling hours. Center hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.

I hope everyone else is taking the time to enjoy a good book this summer. What’s your favorite reading spot?


  1. Joe DesBarres
    July 15, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Chronicling America does not have any newspapers from Massachusetts. Will there be some later?
    Thank you.

  2. Danielle Jones
    July 15, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    My most frequent reading spot seems to be the Metro on my hour commute to and from work, but my favorite reading spot is definitely in a big comfy chair with my feet up on and equally comfy ottoman!

  3. Danielle Jones
    July 15, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Sorry, “an” not “and”

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