MARYSVILLE – “The most important librarian in the world” read during storytime at the Marysville library Thursday.
That’s how U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen introduced Carla Hayden, the Librarian of Congress.
Hayden and Larsen both read stories to a few dozen kids, parents and media who packed a meeting room.
Hayden is giving eight books to the library on some of Larsen’s favorite topics: history, politics, STEM and children’s books. Along with reading, Hayden and Larsen interacted with the kids singing new and old versions of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” and other games.
Hayden is the 14th Librarian of Congress. Appointed by former President Barack Obama in February 2016, Hayden is the first woman, the first African American and the first professional librarian appointed to the post in more than 60 years.