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paul revere didn t corner the market on it 16 year old revolutionary war heroine sybil ludington rides 40 mile
Paul Revere didn't corner the market on it: 16-year-old Revolutionary War heroine Sybil Ludington rides 40 miles #OTD 1777 to alert American colonial troops that British forces were approaching. Read her story in our online newspapers #ChronAm https://t.co/op4vTXwGb0
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watch live monday april 29 10am 230pm et we join in the 100th anniversary celebration of with as dc area autho
WATCH LIVE MONDAY, April 29, 10am-230pm ET: We join in the 100th anniversary celebration of #ChildrensBookWeek with as DC-area authors read 20 classic children's books. Join us!

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did you know that sbookweek is just around the corner here s a special message from carla hayden about the 100
Did you know that #Children'sBookWeek is just around the corner? Here's a special message from @LibnOfCongress Carla Hayden about the 100th anniversary of this week celebrating books for young readers. #BookWeek100 @TeachingLC @EveryChildRead
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today in history visionary 19th century landscape architect frederick law olmsted born 1822
Today in History: visionary 19th Century landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted born, 1822 #otd #tih https://t.co/kUzXChJCTJ
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and we re out of time thanks for letting us share what we do to take care of our national collections reach us
And we're out of time! Thanks for letting us share what we do to take care of our national collections! Reach us anytime at https://t.co/RrOvbaqflj #PreservationWeek
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in any given year cmd manages several hundred thousands of transactions adding items to the offsite facilities
In any given year, CMD manages several hundred thousands of transactions: adding items to the offsite facilities, charging materials out for loan & putting all the books back on the shelf at the end of the day, so they’ll be ready for their next reader! #PreservationWeek
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stabilization of old amp brittle items is key to ensuring their continued availability cmd rehouses items from
Stabilization of old & brittle items is key to ensuring their continued availability. CMD rehouses items from acidic & older covers to acid free envelopes & slings. #PreservationWeek
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inventory control is essential to ensure that every item transferred off site has accurate database records it
Inventory control is essential to ensure that every item transferred off-site has accurate database records. Items are inventoried, entered in a Ft. Meade tracking base & the transfer is verified multiple times before the item is actually sent. #PreservationWeek
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our goal at ft meade is to maximize capacity we achieve this in two ways all books are stored in boxes by size
Our goal at Ft. Meade is to maximize capacity. We achieve this in two ways: all books are stored in boxes by size; each module is 30 feet tall, so in a 12,500 square foot building, we can store 1.8 million items & we transfer 600,000 books off-site annually. #PreservationWeek
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the collections management division cmd manages the librarys state of the art environmentally controlled facil
The Collections Management Division (CMD) manages the Library’s state-of-the-art environmentally controlled facility at Ft. Meade & ensures that we maintain a chain of custody as the collections are loaned to Congress, our readers & libraries around the world. #PreservationWeek
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today in history aaron burr shoots alexander hamilton in a duel in weehawken nj 1804
Today in History: Aaron Burr shoots Alexander Hamilton in a duel in Weehawken, N.J., 1804 #otd #tih https://t.co/5MUFXIIL07
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today in history jazz titan billie holiday is born 1915 otd tih
Today in History: jazz titan Billie Holiday is born, 1915 #otd #tih https://t.co/Gi4uGYS8LK
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today in history union general us grant accepts surrender of confederate army by robert e lee at appomattox co
Today in History: Union General US Grant accepts surrender of Confederate army by Robert E Lee at Appomattox Court House, ending Civil War, 1865 #otd #tih https://t.co/i37XnMHNFT
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today in history lincoln delivers the gettysburg address 1863 otd tih
Today in History: Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address, 1863 #otd #tih https://t.co/WGOCmr7HUu
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the us senate has approved the nomination of dr carla hayden to be the 14th librarian of congress
The U.S. Senate has approved the nomination of Dr. Carla Hayden to be the 14th Librarian of Congress.
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it s our birthday president john adams approves establishment of the library of congress 1800
It's our birthday! President John Adams approves establishment of the Library of Congress, 1800 #hbd #otd #tih https://t.co/VEXSoH5tW4
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today in history novelist folklorist dramatist amp anthropologist zora neale hurston born 1891
Today in History: novelist, folklorist, dramatist & anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston born, 1891 #hbd #otd #tih https://t.co/xJvQ4Bsi4O
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today in history rosa parks is arrested in montgomery alabama for keeping her seat on a bus 1955
Today in History: Rosa Parks is arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, for keeping her seat on a bus, 1955 #otd #tih https://t.co/8ANO7I1bvX
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today in history the continental congress approves the design for a national flag 1777
Today in History: the Continental Congress approves the design for a national flag, 1777 #FlagDay #otd #tih https://t.co/qFQSUX94ud
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today in history lincoln delivers the gettysburg address 1863 otd tih
Today in History: Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address, 1863 #otd #tih https://t.co/WGOCmqQ6vU
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