To celebrate Walt Whitman's birthday and to get ready for a barefoot, revitalizing summer, we share his love for nature's sounds and music, and a legacy of inspiration. Singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant is among many who were inspired by his work - take a peek at her visit to the Library and the Harned-Whitman Papers in the Manuscript Division.
Meg Medina, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, kicks off her national tour this week. First stops: Lake Charles, LA and Newburgh, NY. For the next two years, Medina will visit area schools and local libraries promoting her platform Cuéntame: Let’s Talk Books.