MLK Day of Service

Did you know that Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the National Day of Service? If you’re looking for a meaningful community service opportunity to make change and give back, check out the Evanston Public Library.

Volunteer opportunities for grades 5th-12th and adults:

Join us in the Community Meeting Room, Main Branch, to help create reusable sanitary pads for the Girls 4 Girls Ghana organization during one of two sessions:

More than 20% of girls in Ghana miss school due to lack of supplies for menstrual cycles. All materials will be provided, including scissors and sewing equipment. There are a lot of jobs for everyone, but sewers are also strongly encouraged to attend! Feel free to bring your own sewing machine.

Volunteer opportunities for kids in 1st-4th grade:

Kids in 1st-4th grade can head over to the art garden in the children’s department of the Main Library to create chew toys for our local animal shelter, as well as cards and bookmarks for local seniors. We will also be showing a film for MLK Day, highlighting his most famous speech. Check out the morning or the afternoon session!

Crafts and learning for kids

Join us at the Main Library ELL/Children’s Room for Peace Tree and I Have A Dream Cloud crafts beginning at 11:00 am and stay for two short films based on best-selling children’s books to get an elementary school overview of Dr. King and the American Civil Rights movement:

  • 1:30pm Martin’s Big Words
  • 1:45pm  March On!
  • 2:15pm Martin’s Big Words
  • 2:30pm  March On!

2:45pm:  Young Black & Lit Book giveaway

At 3 p.m. Rev. Eddie Reeves will perform a moving re-enactment of a part of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech that brings Dr. King to life.

For more information please email or call 847-448-8644.


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