Shining a light on service: Martin Luther King Jr. Day at The Library


MLK GraphicMartin Luther King, Jr. Volunteer Fair
Saturday, January 14
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

East Shore Area Library
4501 Ethel Street, Harrisburg

In support of Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service, come out to East Shore Area Library to learn more about the world of volunteerism in your community. Explore different area agencies and organizations and learn how to serve your community through volunteering. Giveaways and snacks will be provided. No need to register, just pop in at any time.


Special Guest Readers at Storytimes

Special Guest Readers


The Library is thrilled to welcome special guests for our storytimes during the week of January 9-14 as they read specially selected books in honor of Dr. King and his contributions.

Scheduled Guest Readers

Representative Justin Fleming  
Monday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m.

East Shore Area Library 
4501 Ethel Street, Harrisburg 

Karen Love 
Tuesday, January 10  at 10:15 a.m. 

McCormick Riverfront Library
101 Walnut Street, Harrisburg

Joe Robinson 
Thursday, January 12 at 10:15 a.m. 

William H. & Marion C.  Alexander Family Library 
200 West Second Street, Hummelstown



Karen Love
Thursday, January 12  at 10:15 a.m. 

Kline Library 
530 South 29th Street, Harrisburg 


Iris Brown  
Friday, January 13  
Toddler Storytime at 9:30 a.m. 

East Shore Area Library
4501 Ethel Street, Harrisburg

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Essay Writing Contest

The Library is working with local elementary schools and their teachers, providing a prompt that will encourage students to reflect on what Martin Luther King Jr. Day means to them. Library staff will judge the entries by age group, and if tentative plans materialize, the winners will have a chance to read their essays on a local radio station. Check with your child's teacher for more details.


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