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.
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.