Today, January 20, 2021, Joe Biden becomes the 46th President of the United States of America.
President-Elect Biden arrives at the Capitol at 11:00 a.m. EST, with various ceremonies following, with the official Oath of Office at 12:00 p.m. EST. The inauguration can be seen on any major news source and is streaming live on many sites online.
Below, find some resources, activities, and articles for families and children to learn more and take part in the day's events.
- Our White House: an Inaugural Celebration for Young Americans – for the first time, an inaugural celebration for kids, featuring Keke Palmer and Dr. Jill Biden. Livestreaming on YouTube at 10:00 a.m. EST.
- Inauguration Day activities and resources from Discovery Education
- “11 Ways Kids Can Take Part in the Inaugural Celebration” article from CNN
- Printable PDF Inauguration Day Coloring Book from BidenInaugural.org
- Presidential Inaugurations from PBS, featuring past inaugural speeches, videos, resources and more
- Presidential Inauguration Celebration Kit from Our White House, featuring activities, resources and more
- Inauguration Day Activities from the National Education Association
- Learn about Amanda Gorman from USA Today, the first National Youth Poet Laureate and youngest inaugural poet. More at her website.
Joe Biden is the 46th President of the United States of America, and former Vice President
- Joey: the Story of Joe Biden by Jill Biden Ebook / Library Catalog
- Joe Biden: Our 46th President by Beatrice Gormley Library Catalog
- Joe Biden: from Scranton to the White House by Heather E. Schwartz Ebook
- Champ and Major: First Dogs by Joyce McCullough Ebook
Kamala Harris is the first female, Black, Asian American Vice President.
- Who Is Kamala Harris? by Kristen Anderson Library Catalog
- Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice by Nikki Grimes Ebook / Library Catalog
- Superheroes Are Everywhere by Kamala Harris Ebook / Library Catalog
- Kamala and Maya's Big Idea by Meena Harris Ebook / Library Catalog
- Kamala Harris by Kelsey Jopp Ebook / Library Catalog
- Inaugural Speeches from the Presidents of the United States Ebook