This coming Monday, January 18 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a day set aside to remember the civil rights leader who was assassinated in 1968. MLK Day is a National Day of Service, a day when we look to our communities and help out where needed.
Of course, the Covid-era has affected how we might step up, as we continue to face the restrictions and added responsibilities we have faced since last spring. Locally, Aspen Family Connections and Food Bank of the Rockies have responded to those experiencing food insecurities with weekly food distribution as well as many other resources for families.
Participating in service does not have to be through an organization. Reaching out to a neighbor, checking in on friends and family, getting outdoors for some fresh air is as important as ever during this time of isolation. MLK Day is one of the days admission to our National Parks (including all four in Colorado) is free of charge!
The National Day of Service is about building community. The Library will be open on Monday, operating with reduced services but still able to get you the books and resources you might need. Perhaps you are interested in learning more about the Civil Rights Movement and Dr. King, or want to try a new project on CreativeBug, or your family decides to visit a Colorado State Park or check out a telescope and view the incredible night sky. We can help you do all of these things and more.
It’s all about community.
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