Hooray for Earth Day!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Hooray for Earth Day!

DC Public Library and UDC Jumpstart

Image of child's hands holding a globeUDC Jumpstart volunteers have partnered with the DC Public Library to organize another special children's program. This month, we're celebrating Earth Day.

Want to make your own ladybug? Sit down with your Jumpstart friends for some springtime activities! Wondering what you can do to help the environment? Come to a special 3 p.m. storytime and learn about recycling and composting (and an earth-friendly recipe for compost stew)!

Join us at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on Saturday, April 20, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., in Room 200 for a fun-filled afternoon of stories and crafts. For children ages 3-10.  

Need more information? Please call the Children's Department: 202-727-1248.
Jumpstart logoJumpstart is a national organization that trains college students in literacy skills that are used in the community.  Jumpstart’s mission is to ensure that every child enters kindergarten ready to read.  Librarians at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library have been collaborating with local Jumpstart volunteer groups in their efforts to promote literacy and encourage a love of reading, and the UDC Jumpstart men and women work regularly with preschools in southeast D.C.

This October, for the eighth year, the national Jumpstart organization will sponsor “Read for the Record." This is the exciting time of year when millions of children and adults join together and celebrate literacy.  Jumpstart has just announced that this year’s “Read for the Record” will take place on Thursday, Oct. 3 and this year’s book will be Loren Long’s book, Otis, a story of friendship between a tractor and a calf, living together on a farm.

The goal will be to break last year’s record of 23 million readers.