The Center for the Book, in the Library of Congress, was established in the late 1970s to promote reading, literacy and libraries.
Read.gov offers a great many “Resources” on the menu on the left side of any page, including “Author Webcasts”, “Booklists”, and “Local/Community Resources”. The “Author Webcasts” include videos of such authors as Tom Gjelten, Stephenie Meyer, Chinua Achebe, and Sara Paretsky. The “Books and Related Info For” menu on the left side of any page, has sections for “Kids”, “Teens”, “Adults”, and “Educators and Parents”. Within the “Kids” and “Teens” sections are classic books that have been digitized and put online to be read in all their original glory. Classics such as “A Apple Pie”, “Baseball ABC”, and “The Secret Garden” are beautifully captured.
In the “Educators and Parents” section visitors can find wonderful lesson plans, exhibitions, and online activities. Visitors should not miss checking out “Contests: Letters About Literature” on the left hand menu to learn about several writing contests for young children and teens.