Kids getting bored? Go to the Point Borough branch of Ocean County library to do a craft in honor of Martin Luther King Day.
Families can stop by the library on Beaver Dam Road anytime today until 5 p.m. to do a craft, as well as take out any of the library's books or movies.
For more information, see the event listing on the library website.
All branches of the county library are open today.
In honor of this holiday, we thought we’d bring you five facts about Martin Luther King Jr.
- His birthday was actually Jan. 15. He was born in 1929 in Atlanta.
- King and his father were both originally named Michael King. However, after a visit to Germany in 1934, King’s father changed both their names to Martin in honor of the Protestant leader Martin Luther.
- King sang in the choir at the Atlanta movie premiere of Gone With the Wind in 1939.
- King skipped ninth and 12th grade math in high school. He started at Morehead College at age 15, without having formally graduated from high school.
- President Ronald Reagan signed Martin Luther King Day as a holiday into law in 1983, and it was observed for the first time on Jan. 20, 1986. The first time all 50 states celebrated the holiday was in 2000.
Here is a partial listing of what's open and what's closed:
- Municipal, county and state government offices are closed, along with financial markets.
- Post offices are closed and there is no regular mail delivery.
- Banks have the option to close; many in the area remain open.