The Library of Congress offers virtual learning opportunities for everyone

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Over the last few years, the world’s largest library has been digitizing its materials.

With so many students out of school, it’s a great time for teachers, parents, and kids to check it out.

The Library of Congress website is filled with opportunities to learn about our Country, and it’s open to everyone.

People can browse through U.S. archives, historical photos, and other digital collections.

Plus, teachers and parents can find lesson plans for students.

Congressman Ron Kind hopes that this will get kids engaged in our Country’s rich history.

“This is an extraordinary opportunity we have to teach our students about the story about us, about the United States of America. Who we are, where we came from, our history, our culture, our democratic institutions. The values that should unite us as Americans,” said Wisconsin Rep. Ron Kind.

The Library of Congress was founded in 1800 and is the oldest cultural institution in the nation.

It holds more than 170 million items.

Kind says the website lets people see all the things the library has to offer without making a trip to D.C.

To check it out, click here.