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A newspaper article with the headline "Convertible Toy Truck Wins Patent for Boy, 6" and featuring a photograph of a six-year-old child with closely-cropped hair

What Inventions Were Made by Kids? Inventing at the Library of Congress!

Two moderators and 3 authors laugh together on stage at the National Book Festival.

Best of the National Book Festival 2022: Young Adult

An old fashioned family Hanukkah celebration. Image from a calendar created by artist Arthur Szyk, 1950.

Hanukkah in the Library’s Collections: Celebrating Freedom, Light and Latkes

Five different kinds of homemade candy, cream caramels, Christmas keepsake fudge, peanut brittle, sponge candy and fondant stars.

Cooking Up History: Candy Recipes for the Holidays

Jason Reynolds poses with his ambassador medal against a black background

Closing Celebration for National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Jason Reynolds

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

A homemade Advent calendar, featuring images from Library collections, displayed on a mantel with holiday greens, decorations, and candles.

Crafting from the Collections: Making an Advent Calendar

An archival box with a picture of a boy demonstrating a website and a tank on it.

Veteran’s Day Activities for Children and Families: Highlighting Artists and Aviators

A newspaper article with the headline "Larry Doby Welcomed Home by Citizens"

Baseball History Part Two: Finding Larry Doby in the Newspaper Collections