Middleton library hosts Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest

Middleton library hosts Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest

The Middleton Public Library honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today by asking teens what social changes they want to see in the future.

The library held an essay contest and a party. The essay contest asked teens to write two-page papers about what change they want to see happen soon. The winner received a $25 gift card and read their essay at the event today.

Kids and families listened to clips of famous speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., had a discussion about his values, and did crafts. The library also served one of Martin Luther King Jr.’s favorite foods, which is pecan pie, according to the head of youth services Rebecca Van Dan.

Van Dan also said that the goal of the event was to promote cultural awareness and get people in the spirit of service that the holiday is known for.

The next teen event at the library is a read-a-thon in February.

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