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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 General Thomas Lincoln Casey was in charge of construction in 1888. His chief assistant was Bernard L. Green, until his death (1914.) Caseys son Edward Pearce Casey then replaced him. Founded in 1800, the Library of Congress is the largest library in the world and the oldest federal cultural institution in the U.S.. 3,000 Books in the library destroyed on August 24, 1814 when the British set fire to the Capitol Building where the Library was originally located. 470 about Different languages in the Library's collections. The Library of Congress has the largest collection of American music in the world more than 22 million items with 6.7 million pieces of sheet music. The Library of Congress is largest library in world 158 million items 838 miles of bookshelves. Largest book in the world is at the library. (5 X 7 color images of Bhutan) Smallest book in the world is there too. Smallest book in the world is there too. (Old King Cole 1/25 X 1/25) The Library of Congress was created an act of Congress in 1800 when President John Adams signed a bill to transfer the government from Philadelphia to thenew capital city of Washington D.C. The Library takes up three buildings on Capitol Hill: Thomas Jefferson Building, (1897) John Adams Building, (1938) and James Madison Memorial Building (1981). Congress organized construction ofnew building to look like Italian Renaissance style by architects John L. Schmitmeyer and Paul J. Pelz. The new library opened to public on November 1, 1897. The Library of Congress is thelargest collection of rare-bookcollection in North America withmore than 700,000 volumes. The Library of Congress offers books to the blind Thomas Jefferson offered his personal library to start a new library, and in 1815 Congress accepted Jefferson's offer and gave him $23,950 for his 6,487 books. The library receives about 15,000 items each working day, and 12,000 items to the collections daily. The librarian of the Library of Congress is appointed by the President with consent from the Senate. James Hadley Billington is the current librarian. He took oath September 14, 1987, and is the thirteenth librarian of the Library of Congress Reading Room of the Library of Congress
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