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Children's Literature Center

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The Children's Literature Center is a part of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division

Digitized Children's Literature

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Blog Posts About Rare Children's Books

W.E.B. Du Bois' "Brownies Book"

From the Snows of Vermont Comes the "Jungle Book"

Hans Christian Andersen: A Billedbog to a Boy

"King Winter" - A Book to Bring in the Season

The Children's Literature Center assists users in gaining access to all children's materials dispersed throughout the Library. The Library holds between 500,000 and 600,000 children's books and periodicals including maps, visual and audio media and secondary material.

101 Independence Ave. SE
Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ 129
Washington, DC 20540-4620
Telephone: (202) 707-5535
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Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. Closed Federal Holidays. Reader Cards are issued in the Madison Building (LM-140) and the Jefferson Bulidng (LJ-139)..

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Inquiries can be made in person, by letter, phone, or online at Ask a Librarian. Researchers needing assistance are encouraged to make an appointment before their visit.  For group visits and book presentations, please call at (202) 707-5535. In the Center's Reading Room, a children's literature specialist offers research assistance, locates materials, and orients researchers to the Library's extensive resources. The Center houses a reference and a showcase collection of illustrated children's books, including the world’s smallest children’s book.

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  May 8, 2017
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