Read.gov and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress
The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress
Starting in 1984, the Center for the Book in the Library began to establish affiliate centers in the 50 states. Today, there is a State Center for the Book in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These Center for the Book affiliates carry out the national Center's mission in their local areas, sponsor programs that highlight their area's literary heritage and call attention to the importance of books, reading, literacy and libraries.
Explore new worlds: Read. The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress invites people of all ages to discover the fascinating people, places and events that await you whenever you read.
You can see and hear your favorite authors discuss their work and how they have used the Library of Congress's extraordinary resources in their work. The best of the nation's authors, poets and illustrators are represented on Read.gov.
Booklists from Read.gov
Read.gov presents a sampling of suggested books that will spark the imagination and transport readers to new and exciting places. Look for these books in your local library. The books supplement the online resources in the American Memory website. Following each list is a link to the corresponding online resources.
Turn the pages to explore bygone eras, time-honored tales and historical narratives. Adventure awaits in these classic books online.