Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

By FPL_AshleyR

On the third Monday of each January, our country celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an American hero who helped change our laws so that they are more equitable for everyone. Want to learn about MLK’s life and legacy? The Frisco Public Library has the resources you need to learn about the impact that he and other social activists have had on the world. We encourage you to check out our resources and try some of the activities listed below.

Book Lists

Read up on Martin Luther King, Jr., the history of Civil Rights in America, and how to be an agent of change in your community.

Martin Luther King Jr. for Kids, opens a new window

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day!, opens a new window

Activities at Home

Caring Cards, opens a new window – One of the best ways to celebrate MLK Day is through acts of service! Acts of service can be big or small. For this activity you can create cards to mail to members of your community to brighten their day.

One Page Zine, opens a new window – Create your own zine following these simple instructions. Write and draw about what you would change if you could change one thing in the world or write about how you can make a difference in your community.

Dream Clouds, opens a new window – What dreams do you have for the world around you? Draw inspiration from Martin Luther King, Jr’s work and write down your own dreams.

Word Search, opens a new window – Complete this Martin Luther King, Jr. word search to see if you can find the entire list of words related to MLK Day.

Online Resources

MLK Encyclopedia Entry for Adults, opens a new window  

MLK Encyclopedia Entry for Kids, opens a new window  

Primary Source: I Have a Dream Speech, opens a new window  

Primary Source: Letter from a Birmingham Jail , opens a new window 

Learn about Dr. King, Jr. with The King Institute, opens a new window 

Take a Tour of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birth Home with the National Park Service , opens a new window