March 05, 2013

Manchin Encourages West Virginians to Participate in Library of Congress Surplus Book Program

Free books are available to West Virginia schools, libraries, and local municipalities through the program

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today encouraged eligible West Virginia schools, libraries and local organizations to receive free books through the Library of Congress Surplus Books Program.

“Just last week I had the opportunity to read to West Virginian students on Read Across America Day and talk to them about the importance of books. The power of reading is so special and so valuable; it is something that never leaves us. I strongly encourage all schools, libraries and eligible organizations in our great state to help our local communities build their own book collections by taking advantage of this tremendous program. This is a unique opportunity from the world’s largest library to provide free books to West Virginians.”

For more information on eligibility and how to apply, please contact Senator Manchin’s office at 202-224-3954, or visit the Library of Congress Surplus Books Program web page at