Tuesday, January 21 is a day off from school and a good opportunity to follow up Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan. 20) with a service project.
Come by Claret Hall any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to donate gently used or new books for kids and adults. We’ll provide markers, colored paper, stickers, scissors, music, and light snacks. You and the kids make a page for your books that tells why you recommend the book and kids can draw a picture of a scene from a book. A children’s book about Martin Luther King, Jr. will be read aloud at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Make a bookmark to take home, too.
The books will be donated to the Howard County Reading Council’s Laundromat Literacy program. By placing a bin of books in a few local laundromats, this initiative puts free books in the hands of children and adults.