It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!
Take a moment today and reflect on one of the greatest Americans this country has ever known. A man of humility and quiet dignity, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lives on because of the legacy of peace and tolerance he left behind.
Don’t know much about the man or what he taught? We have lots of books to help you out with that! We’ve got everything from simple biographies for younger children to books that go into much greater depth for older children. We also have books that talk specifically about why we celebrate this great man with a national holiday.
One particular standout title is Martin’s Big Words: the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., written by Doreen Rappaport and illustrated by Bryan Collier. This book received a Caldecott honor award in 2002. It was also a Coretta Scott King Honor for the illustrator in that same year.
Although we don’t have anything specific going on today at the library to celebrate Dr. King, we do have our annual Black History Day celebration coming up on Saturday, February 9th.
Activities will be held at the main library from 11 am until 3 pm that day. This celebration includes activities, crafts, food, and fun for the whole family. We’d love to see you at the library that day–or any day!