Dr. King tributes to include Jan. 18 read-in, Food for Fines exchange

Dr. KingThe Atlantic City Free Public Library will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with its Seventh annual MLK Read-in on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 1 p.m. in the Atlantic County atrium (located next to the Main Library).

(View a clip of Councilman Kaleem Shabazz reading from Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech at one of our previous programs.)

Special guests and library staff members are scheduled to read some of Dr. King’s writings. Selections will include: “I Have a Dream”, “Letter From a Birmingham Jail” and “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.” The Atlantic City High School Choir will sing some of Dr. King’s favorite hymns between readings.
The program is free and open to people of all ages.
In recognition of Martin Luther King Day of Service, the library will hold a “Food for Fines” drive from Jan. 21-25 during normal library hours.
People with overdue library materials can make a food donation at the Main Library or Richmond Branch Library in lieu of paying a fine. For each non-perishable item donated, the accrued fines for one overdue item will be waived. The food will be donated to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey-Southern Branch.
Call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3075, for more information.