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Congressman Cuellar Donates Library of Congress Children's Books to the Imaginarium of South Texas

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Location: Laredo, TX

Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) on Saturday visited the Imaginarium of South Texas, Laredo's children's museum, to deliver more than one hundred books donated from the Library of Congress.

As part of the book-give-away, Congressman Cuellar invited children to attend the event to pick up a free book of choice.

"In this age of modern technology and cable TV, we want to make sure that we teach our kids the importance of picking up a book and getting lost in a story. We just don't want our kids to read, we want them to read at a high level," said Congressman Cuellar. "I commend Sandra Cavazos and the Imaginarium of South Texas for their strong interest in encouraging young minds to pick up a book and read."

"Education has been and will remain a priority of mine throughout my work in the legislative branch, and providing children with a book is a way of not only expanding the imagination and providing an alternative means of entertainment, but also sparks an interest in learning and educational opportunities," Congressman Cuellar said.

Background:
The Library of Congress acquires its books through exchanges with libraries in the country and abroad. Materials are added to the collections of the Library at a rate of 10,000 items per working day. Due to the surplus of books available, the Library of Congress provides materials to educational institutions, public bodies and non-profit organizations in the United States.


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