“Life’s most persistent and urgent question,” asked Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “is what are you doing for others?” View Odum Library’s exhibit of government materials about Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, available in the Reference area on the library’s second floor.
The library will close at 12:00 midnight on Sunday, January 17, and will reopen at 8:00 am on Tuesday, January 19, in observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
In recent years, many people have used the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday as a day of volunteer service to the community. This year’s MLK Day of Service is Monday, January 18. MLKDay.gov offers more information about available service opportunities.
The Department of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services offers educational materials about the life of Dr. King and history of the Day of Service along with information about becoming a United States citizen.
For those traveling away from Valdosta this holiday, MLK Day is a good time to visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington, DC, and the King Center in Atlanta. Once you return from holiday activities, remember that Odum Library will be open again on January 19 at 8:00 am.