Pic of the Week: Kids Celebrate Reading Milestone

Led by Library of Congress staff member Teresa St. Angelo (center), elementary school students search for details in the ornamentation of the Library’s Great Hall. Photo by Shawn Miller.

Seventy-six students from Tyler Elementary School in Washington, D.C., visited the Library of Congress on May 31 to celebrate a big accomplishment: together, they read 1,436 books during the school year with mentors from the Library’s staff and the House of Representatives.

Mentors and students came together through the Power Lunch Program of Everybody Wins! DC. The nonprofit promotes children’s literacy by arranging for adult mentors to read with young students. The Library has worked with Tyler since the 2010–11 school year.

The May 31 celebration included a book talk in the Young Readers Center by children’s author Erica S. Perl, guided activities in the Great Hall and an awards luncheon.

3 Comments

  1. Marie greiner
    June 3, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Children reading books gladdens my heart.

  2. Cary Michael Cox
    June 4, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Kudos to them! Education is the “Great Equalizer” for achieving success.

    Cary Michael Cox

  3. Pat Henry
    June 5, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Congratulations to the kids for their reading achievement and congratulations to Ms. St. Angelo for her efforts at making their visit fun and educational!!

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