MAJOR THEMES AND PROJECTS
The Center for the Book sponsors and supports a variety of projects
and themes throughout the year, including:
& Beyond: public talks at the Library of Congress by authors
of recently-published books of special relevance to the collections
or programs of the Library.
About Literature: a national reading and writing promotion program
for children and young adults. More than 40 affiliated state centers participate.
Goose Programs: a family science and literature project
developed by the Vermont Center for the Book.
More About It!: brief reading lists for adults and
young people about topics presented on television and radio, in exhibitions,
and in digitized Library of Congress collections.
River of Words:
an international environmental poetry and art contest for young
people designed to increase awareness and understanding of the
Telling America's Stories: a continuing Library of Congress national reading promotion theme that emphasizes
how stories connect people to the world of books and reading. First Lady Laura Bush is Honorary Chair.