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Spark a Lifelong Adventure of Learning: Your Gift Makes a Difference!

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Help spark a lifelong adventure of learning. Support the Library of Congress. Donate now.The following is a guest post by Sue Siegel, director of development for the Library.

The Library is one of the greatest gifts the United States Congress has given to the American people. Its support provides a foundation of excellence in collecting, preserving and providing access to knowledge. There is so much to discover, not only the nation’s memory, but the world’sinformation from all corners of the earth, in more than 470 languages. With millions of items available online, you can access the Library’s treasures from anywhere.

The Library is strengthened by donations from people like you. Your gift supports free programs that enrich the lives of millions of people across the nation and around the world and continues a legacy of philanthropy.

Transformative gifts like those from Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, Gertrude Clarke Whittall, John W. Kluge,  Jay I. Kislak and David Woodley Packard and gifts of all sizes bring the Library to life with music, dance, film, sound, culture, scholarship, research, discussions and ideas. Your gift, no matter the size, will support diverse programs that make the Library’s treasures and services more accessible.

Why Give to the Library?

Your gift can help

  • Acquire and preserve rare and unique items that are important to our history.
  • Make the unique and universal collections of the Library accessible to the public through exhibitions, digitization and other means.
  • Develop scholars and grow new scholars.
  • Spark the imagination of people of all ages with programs that open the Library’s doors wide to as many people as possible.

At this time of the year, we would especially like to thank our generous donors for support that inspires curiosity, ignites conversations and illuminates minds.

The Library of Congress is your library, your gateway, to understanding the world. Please make your gift to spark a lifelong adventure of learning.

Comments (8)

  1. Does such a thing as a regular weekly E-mail from the Library of Congress exist for children that would provide pertinent information for specific age ranges? That would be an excellent way to “spark a lifelong adventure of learning.”
    Thank you.

  2. Thank you for your comment. We do not have a service exactly like what you describe, but thank you for the good suggestion. The Library does have many email feeds that connect individuals to topics of interest. You can see the complete list and subscribe here:

  3. I would like to gift an author something from the library of Congress that is personalized possi my with the isbn number or any other recommendation that you may have.

  4. I am interested in a number of issues. Rather than being sent all information about Bills, how can I follow specific issues or bills?

    Poverty, Hunger, Education, the Safety Net, Health Insurance and Access to Guns and Ammunition are some I would like to follow.

    Please advise.

  5. Thank you for your inquiry. For assistance with researching specific issues of interest to you, the best place to start is the following “Ask a Librarian” address: Best wishes.

  6. You are blocking access to your website with a pop up solicitation for donations. Are you hurting that badly that you have to restrict access for a hand- out?

  7. Thanks for your email and your concerns. We’re sorry you were not able to access our site. The short-term pop-up promotion for supporting the Library can be closed by clicking the (X) in the upper right corner.

  8. “The Library is one of the greatest gifts the United States Congress has given to the American people.”

    No, we, the taxpayers, pay for everything.

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