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Washington, Feb 1 Canadian-Media): Kentucky Center for the Book becomes the newest affiliated center Library of Congress (LOC), media reports said.
LOC, reportedly the world’s largest library and the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office, offers access to records of the United States and from around the world—both on-site and online,
“We are pleased to welcome the new Kentucky Center for the Book as the newest affiliate to help promote reading with the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress,” said Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. “The Kentucky Center already has demonstrated a commitment to the mission of promoting books, reading and literacy with its many programs.”
LOC’s Center for the Book was reportedly created by Congress in 1977 to stimulate public interest in books and reading and has become a national force of literacy promotion with affiliates in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The affiliates will reportedly meet in the spring to exchange ideas.
Kentucky Humanities Executive Director Bill Goodman said that he was thrilled to become Kentucky’s Center for the Book and added, “Kentucky Humanities is deeply committed to promoting literacy in Kentucky through PRIME TIME Family Reading Time, the Kentucky Book Fair and our upcoming Kentucky Reads initiative. We look forward to continuing to share the love of reading and writing and promoting community discussions about great literature and its relevance to our lives with citizens of the Commonwealth."
Kentucky Humanities, supported by the National Endowment and by private contributions, is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)