As we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, use the resources below to help you learn, reflect, and act in service to others.
Small but Mighty Storytime Series
From the National Civil Rights Museum
Virtual readings of picture books related to peacemaking, kindness, diversity, and creating positive social change
Freedom’s Ring: King’s "I Have a Dream" Speech
From the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University
Listen to one of Dr. King’s well-known speeches while also viewing an animated presentation of the words and multimedia images. You can also access additional content about the speech and civil rights movement by selecting the Index button on the speech’s audio player.
Ideas for Service Projects
From Youth Service America
Get ideas about ways you can be of service and projects you can do to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a Day of Service, including some ideas about things you can do safely from home.
Smithsonian Digital Artifacts
From the Smithsonian Institution
View a collection of digital artifacts related to Dr. King
For children ages 9 to 12
Use a pushpin, needle, and yarn to sew a snowflake design onto a paper plate!
Reserve your materials by signing up.
Limited quantity available. All supplies (including needle and pushpin) will be provided. Limit of one craft per child.
IMPORTANT: Please fill out a separate form for each child to ensure materials are reserved.
Once you've reserved your materials, please stop by the children's section of the library during one of the following times to pick up your supplies.
Monday, January 11, 5 to 7 PM
Wednesday, January 13, 3 to 5 PM
Tuesday, January 19, 5 to 7 PM
Thursday, January 21, 10 to 12 AM
Ask for Miss Amy or Miss Kris. We'll confirm the registration and get you the supplies!
Monday, January 25, 6:30 PM, via Zoom
For children ages 8 to 12
Join us to create some trash origami and animal projects step-by-step! Registration is required. See below for more details and to sign up.