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Meg Medina, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

Family Office Hours

Meet Meg Medina: Family Office Hours with the National Ambassador

Meg Medina with young readers during her Family Office Hours. January 13, 2024.

On October 7, 2023, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Meg Medina launched a new series inviting families to have special in person conversations at the Library of Congress. The quarterly initiative is a first for the National Ambassador program and offers families direct access to the nation’s preeminent children’s literature expert.

In each 20-minute Meet Meg Medina session, children, teens and their loved ones talk about their favorite books, ask questions about writing and the writing process, and hear a master “book talker” suggest ways to connect young readers’ interests to books they may enjoy.

Medina also makes sure to share her favorite Library of Congress resources for children and teens, many of which can be accessed after families leave the Library. Families are introduced and encouraged to return to the Young Reader’s Center and Programs Lab, a dedicated kids’ space with activities based on Library collections.

Each 20-minute session is informative, moving and unique. Students and young readers demonstrate their passions, their book joy and their pride in reading and learning. Medina is right there with families, participating in their enthusiasm for reading and learning. In fact, Medina shares her favorite spots and collections at the Library of Congress with each group to further their learning and fascination. Medina’s sessions also include a “tip session,” demystifying the National Ambassador position and introducing families to books by previous Ambassadors. Medina warmly welcomes everyone and ensures that each family experience is engaging and fun!

Meg Medina discussing Library resources and book with avid readers during her Family Office Hours. January 13, 2024.

Join Us and Meet Meg Medina for Family Office Hours

Due to high demand, and in an effort to create equitable access, tickets are required and are selected by lottery. Registration for the lottery for each Family Office Hours is available closer to the date of the event. Please subscribe to our Bookmarked blog to learn more.

Please note: Each registration group must include at least one adult (at least 19 years old) and one child (ages 7 – 18). Up to four of the requested tickets can be for children (ages 7 – 18), but groups with two or more children must be accompanied by two adults. Groups may not exceed six people.

Final Family Office Hours:

June 8, 2024

Past Family Office Hours:

April 20, 2024

January 13, 2024

October 7, 2023