Take Home Craft: Let Freedom Ring!

“Let Freedom Ring!” when you make your own Liberty Bell.  This week’s Take & Make craft celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a Liberty Bell, honoring the National Bell Ringing Ceremony held each year in Philadelphia to officially inaugurate the holiday. Stop by the Children’s Desk this week to pick up the craft, recommended for ages 2-5, while supplies last. Here are a few books we recommend to learn more about Dr. King and his legacy: A Place to Land, by Barry Wittenstein As Good As Anybody: Martin Luther King and Abraham Joshua Heschel’s Amazing March Towards Freedom, by Richard Michelson Dream March, by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson I Am Martin Luther King, Jr., by Brad Meltzer I’ve Seen the Promised Land: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by Walter Dean Myers Little People, Big Dreams: Martin Luther King, Jr., by María Isabel Sánchez Vegara Love Will See You Through: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Six Guiding Beliefs, by Angela Farris Watkins March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World, by Christine King Farris Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr., by Doreen Rappaport Racial Justice in America: Voting Rights, by Kevin P. Winn Happy reading! -Amanda Winter, Youth Services Librarian

Reflective Journaling

Can you believe it’s the first week of our 2022 Reflective Journal? We can hardly believe that it’s been 3 years since this program first began! If you’re new to reflective journaling, each week a new journaling sheet will be available both inside the Library and right here on the Library’s blog. The sheets are a fun way to reflect upon your own life, your community, and your reading habits. If you’d like to create a cover for your reflective journal, stop by the Library’s Reference Desk for supplies! You can access this week’s journaling sheet here: Happy Journaling! -Jessica, Interim Head of Adult Services & Acquisitions