As you may have noticed, LML was closed last Friday, June 3 for a Staff Development Day. 10 members of the LML Staff went to Washington, DC and toured the White House and The Library of Congress. The Library of Congress was an absolutely amazing building to visit! The library itself has a fascinating history, from its inception with Thomas Jefferson’s personal library, to the magnificent building it is today. Check out this webcast on the history of the library! If you have time, I encourage you to look at the Library’s website itself, where you can view its history, the special collections available, see the collection highlights, read their daily blog, and so much more! If you just want some quick highlights, this article has a few fast facts for you. I hope you enjoy this wonderful library as much as we did!
“Let us therefore give this great national library our love and our care. Nothing can surpass it in importance. Knowledge is power, the power to maintain free government and preserve constitutional liberty. Without it the world grows dark and the human race takes up its backward race to the regions of barbarism.” -Senator Voorhees