In Custodia Legis will be on break for the upcoming holidays – Thursday, December 25 and Friday, December 26 (a holiday by executive order). We will be back next week – except on Thursday, January 1 – with some end-of-the-year posts!
Just last week, the Library of Congress set up its annual holiday tree in the Great Hall. Many of the ornaments on the tree are handpainted books representing the 50 states. An appropriate theme for a library! Here are some of the other ornaments from the tree.