This guest post comes from Audrey Fischer of the Library’s Communications Office:
Generations of former kids who learned their ABCs on PBS will be celebrating today’s 40th anniversary of the show “Sesame Street.” (external link)
The Library’s been a fan right along! In April 2000, for example, when the Library of Congress celebrated its bicentennial, Big Bird was named a Living Legend by the Librarian of Congress.
In 2006, Elmo was our guest at the National Book Festival, along with his animator, Kevin Clash. Elmo was also invited to the White House then.
And “Maria” (Sonia Manzano) appeared at the National Book Festival in 2004.
Of course, the many books, films and music that have come out of the hit series can be found in the Library’s collections.
Amazing that Sesame’s Maria was at the 2004 festival! She taught me English as a new immigrant in the 80s. Where you say” Of course, the many books, films and music that have come out of the hit series can be found in the Library’s collections.” — is there a way to provide a hyperlink to those collections from this blog? Parents like myself might find that to be a useful “trapdoor” to the Library’s vast treasures. Thank you again.