Library of Congress
Within a month, former president Jefferson had offered his personal library, as a replacement for what was lost. The library bought Jefferson's collection for $23,950. In 1851, there was another fire that destroyed two-thirds of the collection, with only 2,000 books left. After ten years of work the librarians had replaced the missing book in the Jefferson Collection.
What is in the Library of Congress?
More is more than just a library
- A Research Center for Lawymakers
- Protector of Creativity
- Partner in the Classroom
- Performing Arts Center
- Conservator of National Tradition
What You May Not Know
Home to the largest library of rare books in America.
The library has only had total of 13 librains.
THose who are willing can hold an event of their chosse at the library.
Hold the largest collection of maps in the world. It aslos hold the world largest comic book colletion.
Since 2006 the library has been collecting every singal twit, more then 50 million have been collected each day.
The library house a book as small the period at the end of the sentence.
The library has a tablet that dates back too 2040 B.C.