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Meet Meg Medina: Family Office Hours with the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Posted by: Rachel Gordon

Young readers and families, Meg Medina, 8th National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, invites you to join special one-on-one sessions as part of her Cuéntame! Let’s Talk Books platform. On Saturday, October 7, Meg will meet with a select number of families in short sessions occurring from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm. Tickets are required …

Artwork showing title and details for NBF 2023

Stories for Everyone at the 2023 Library of Congress National Book Festival

Posted by: Rachel Gordon

There’s great excitement in the Informal Learning Office as the Library of Congress gears up for this year’s National Book Festival (NBF), one of our biggest annual events. The festival takes place on Saturday, August 12, 2023, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C., from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Attendance is …

No Extra Words: The Emotional Punch of Novels in Verse

Posted by: Alli Hartley-Kong

This post was written by Sasha Dowdy, Program Specialist in the Literary Initiatives Office. It appeared originally on Bookmarked: Celebrating Contemporary Books & Writers at the Library. For the close of National Poetry Month, I’d like to highlight novels in verse. The Academy of American Poets defines the form as follows: The verse novel is …

Three movable books from the Rare Book Division.

Pop-Up Books at the Library

Posted by: Rachel Gordon

Do you and your family enjoy reading pop-up books? If so, you’re in good company. The pop-up book collection is an extremely popular part of the Young Readers’ Center and Programs Lab (YRCPL), the Library’s drop-in space for children and caregivers. Visitors of all ages pour over these books; they get so much use that …

Two authors sit on the stage at the National Book Festival. Nic Stone is a Black woman with long hair, and Kwame Alexander is a bald Black man speaking animatedly with his hands.

Best of the Festival 2022: Kid Lit

Posted by: Alli Hartley-Kong

This post was written by Sasha Dowdy, a program specialist in the Literary Initiatives Office. It was originally published in the National Book Festival blog. The National Book Festival has always welcomed families and children, and this year was no exception. On the KidLit stage, the stage devoted to middle-grade writers and their latest books. …

Promotional graphics for Halloween Family Day at hte LIbrary of Congress, featuring pictures of the authors with their books, and the words "Halloween FAmily Day" October 22. 10 am-2 pm Family friendly Halloween activities, 2 pm Featured author program and 3:30 pm book signing and meet and greet with the authors

Halloween Family Day at the Library of Congress: Resources & Collections

Posted by: Alli Hartley-Kong

This post was written by Monica Valentine, a program specialist in the Library’s Informal Learning Office. Research assistance was provided by teen summer interns This fall, the authors of two beloved Kid Lit series—Goosebumps and Magic Tree House—are celebrating thirty years of their popular series at the Library. We invite you to join us on …