Happy Constitution Day!

By Elizabeth

Today marks the 225th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of the United States. Established as a holiday in 2004 with the passage of an amendment to the Omnibus spending bill, Constitution Day mandates that all publicly funded educational institutions provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on that day.

The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) makes the Constitution available to Congress and the public in a variety of formats, including a pocket-sized print version and a digital version on FDsys. Through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), libraries nationwide make the U.S. Constitution available to their communities.

The Library of Congress offers a variety of resources examining the creation of the Constitution, and the Law Library of Congress provides legislative and executive branch documents, journal articles, and links to other web sites in recognition of Constitution Day. Check them out, and please let us know if your library is involved in a Constitution Day event!

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