“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
– Martin Luther King Jr., “I Have a Dream,” 1963
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
Did you know:
-- King's first civil rights action began with a protest of the segregated bus system in Montgomery, Ala., in 1955.
1.Gingerbread baby by Jan Brett
Have you read one of the ten nominated Ladybug Books yet?
Lots of kids and families in New Hampshire will be spending the next few months reading each book so that in November 2012 they can vote on their favorite title. Look for these books at the Keene Public Library. And keep watch here on this blog because we will be featuring one of these books each week starting Wednesday August 5.
March is Women’s History Month, a celebration of women's contributions to history, culture and society.
Women's Education - Women's Empowerment is the theme of Women’s History Month 2012 and serves as a reminder that although women now outnumber men in American colleges nationwide, the fight to learn was once a struggle waged by many women.
March is a great time to educate the young women (and men) in your life with these true life accounts of how women have changed the world.
March 7, 2012 is World Read Aloud Day (WRAD). And it's a day to celebrate books and reading.
World Read Aloud Day is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people. Participants are asked to read with loved ones and friends to help reach a goal of 774 million minutes of reading to honor the 774 million people worldwide who are illiterate.
Hurry! There are only a few days left until voting closes for the N.H. Ladybug Picture Book Award, a readers' choice award for children in preschool through third grade. Drop by the library anytime this week and vote for your favorite title from this list of nominees:
City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems and John J. Muth (Hyperion, 2010)