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Gail Skroback Hennessey taught for over 33 years, teaching sixth grade in all but two years. She earned a BA in early secondary education with a concentration in social studies and an MST in social...
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Our Nation's Library-The Library of Congress

The largest library in the world~ the Library of Congress~ is found in Washington~ DC. The current Library of Congress Librarian is James H. Billington~ a position which is appointed by the President of the United States.As of 2011~ there are approximately 838 miles of bookshelves at our nation's library! With over 33 million books~ if you could read ONE book a day~ it would take you 60~000 years to read all the books in the Library of Congress' collection!Just posted a new webquest~ great for a Friday activity. Have your students learn about our nation's library-the Library of Congress.Hope you find it of value with your students.Check out the webquest at this link:

Also listed some additional resources I found of interest on the history of libraries...