The Langston Hughes Library of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), a national nonprofit organization that advocates for the welfare of all children, is a special library housed in a traditional cantilever barn (building) that was redesigned by noted architect Maya Lin. The Library has established a reputation for offering opportunities to gather for discussions and workshops on literature and literacy and their importance to society. It will celebrate its tenth anniversary in the spring of 2009. The Library has a collection that specializes in African American children's literature and African American experiences. The Haley Farm and Langston Hughes Library art collection includes original artwork by Bryan Collier, Tom Feelings, Tyrone Geter and Jacob Lawrence.