Beyond Words: Celebrating America's Libraries
Sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and the Library of Congress, Beyond Words: Celebrating America's Libraries was a photo exhibition that travelled throughout the United States from January 2001 to November 2003.
The display showcased 21 award-winning photographs, taken by professional and amateur photographers, entered in the "Beyond Words" photo contest in January 1999.
"These photos capture the magic of our libraries and the way they touch our lives every day," said ALA Past President Nancy Kranich. "The pictures tell our stories -- how libraries help people of all ages achieve the American dream, navigate their way through the information highway and access all sorts of resources with the personal assistance of a librarian."