Led by Library of Congress staff member Teresa St. Angelo (center), elementary school students search for details in the ornamentation of the Library’s Great Hall. Photo by Shawn Miller.
Seventy-six students from Tyler Elementary School in Washington, D.C., visited the Library of Congress on May 31 to celebrate a big accomplishment: together, they read 1,436 books during the school year with mentors from the Library’s staff and the House of Representatives.
Mentors and students came together through the Power Lunch Program of Everybody Wins! DC. The nonprofit promotes children’s literacy by arranging for adult mentors to read with young students. The Library has worked with Tyler since the 2010–11 school year.
The May 31 celebration included a book talk in the Young Readers Center by children’s author Erica S. Perl, guided activities in the Great Hall and an awards luncheon.