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In addition to Local Legacies, other Bicentennial programs involved citizens across the nation in recognizing not only the Library of Congress but all libraries and the role they play in community life.

Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky's Favorite Poem Project recorded Americans from all walks of life, including President and Mrs. Clinton, reading their favorite poems.

Winners of a national photography contest were announced in June 1999; their photographs are pictorial representations of how reading affects daily lives in profound ways.

Library of Congress staff undertook a rich variety of projects to commemorate the Bicentennial.

Federal libraries also joined in the Bicentennial celebration! A working group of the Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC) developed an online toolkit with activities and information for their individual organizations. You can find ways to celebrate federal libraries and the Library of Congress Bicentennial year, get tips on how to plan library programs, access a chronology of federal libraries and information centers, and obtain a sample press release and letterhead.



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