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Featured Federal Government Publications: Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

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Instead of our usual “State Doc of the Week”, today we are featuring a federal document.  Since the Government and Heritage Library also collects federal documents, this week we have an interesting and informative publication from the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO).

Now that traditional schools have begun and lessons have been assigned, Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids is a wonderful site for students wanting to explore the political side of things. This resource can be utilized by educators, parents, and students K-12. It is customized to teach schoolchildren and their parents about our government and how it works.  Included in Ben’s Guide is a link to the U.S. Government Bookstore where librarians, teachers, and parents can purchase new and best-selling educational books, posters, etc. with free shipping and no sales tax.

There is also a link to U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) Access, a free service funded by the Federal Depository Library Program that provides free electronic access to products produced by the Federal Government. Ben provides web information for kids,, access to federal government libraries and The Catalog to U.S. Government Publications (CGP), which provides a finding aid for electronic and print publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the U.S. Government. You can also order Ben’s Activity Book or download it in PDF format.

The  Government and Heritage Library  is a Selective library for the  Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). As part of the FDLP initiative, the GHL is mandated to provide free and public access to various federal publications across all North Carolina.

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