American Library Association Selects GPO's Ben’s Guide As Great Website For Kids

Washington – The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) is honored that Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government has been selected as one of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Great Websites for Kids. ALA’S Association for Library Service to Children regularly evaluates exceptional children’s websites and chooses the very best to feature in its online database. Ben’s Guide joins a diverse list of websites that include National Geographic Kids, PBS Kids! and Fun Brain.

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Ben’s Guide is an interactive, mobile friendly site on the workings of the U.S. Government and history. It is named after Benjamin Franklin, one of our Nation’s most influential Founding Fathers and a printer by trade. Franklin's legacy of publishing information lives on in Ben’s Guide. The site is a popular education resource for children, adults and educators.

“We are honored the ALA has recognized Ben’s Guide for its important role in teaching children about our nation’s Government and history,” said GPO Director Davita Vance-Cooks. “I appreciate the support from the library community over the years in helping to make Ben’s Guide a rich resource for educators and children.”

GPO is the Federal Government's official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government. The GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government, including U.S. passports for the Department of State as well as the official publications of Congress, the White House, and other Federal agencies in digital and print formats. GPO provides for permanent public access to Federal Government information at no charge through, partnerships with approximately 1,150 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program, and our secure online bookstore. For more information, please visit

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