Kraemer Family Library to celebrate Independence Day connection

On the eve of the birth of the United States, the Kraemer Family Library will celebrate a little-known but oft-used U.S. government service.

At 1 p.m. July 3 near the circulation desk, library staff will celebrate the anniversary of the library’s designation as a member of the Federal Depository Library Program, according to Ron Koch, government documents resource professional, Kraemer Family Library.

Cake and iced tea will replace sparklers and firecrackers as the library marks its 40th anniversary as a member of Federal Depository Program. That program was established in 1813 to ensure that Americans have free access to government information. In 1974, the KFL joined the program as a selective depository member.

The campus is invited to attend the celebration and to learn more about the history of government documents and which documents are available at UCCS.

“Government documents are published by the Government Printing Office, the largest publisher in the world,” Koch said. “We house about 36 percent of all published documents in formats including printed books, DVDs, posters, maps and online documents.”

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