Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

The MLK Jr. Memorial Library closed on Saturday, March 4, 2017 for modernization: learn more at Interim services for the MLK Library (including the Library Express location, Special Collections, and the Memory Lab) began on Monday, May 8, 2017. Please visit for more information on interim services.

Read to Your Baby

Think your baby is too young to be introduced to reading?Not at all!Reading to your baby helps your baby become familiar with books and sets the stage for your baby to learn how to read. Children who are read to when they are very young are more ready to learn to read when they start school. When you are reading to your baby, it is more important to focus on the sound of words, rather than the meaning of the words.Select books with rhymes, songs, and interesting sounds. Books with animal sounds are always fun. You can make the animal sounds together.

Gaming Fun at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

If you like to play games of any type, whether video games, board games or card games, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is becoming one of the best free places downtown to do so. Several programs are held each month for gamers of all types.  

Congratulations, Christopher!

Winner of the Kindle Fire Summer Reading Raffle

The Children's Staff at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library would like to extend a huge congratulations to Christopher, the winner of the Kindle Fire raffle for completing this year's summer reading program for 6-12-year-olds, Fizz Boom Read. His name was drawn out of many fantastic readers who completed the program this summer.

Books and Music

Episode 1: Battle Royale

Anne, Ashton, and TaChalla have taken their two favorite things and created the greatest podcast ever! Join the talented trio as they discuss the psychological thriller, Battle Royale by Koshun Takami, and the tunes to match it.

Talking Book Club, Sept. 18

'Kinsey and Me,' by Sue Grafton

For this month's Talking

Women: Know Your Rights in the Workplace

The opportunity to seek and keep employment is a basic right of every individual in the United States. This right not only allows you to pursue a career of your choice, but grants you more diverse opportunities to choose where to live, where to send children for school, and the proximity to social and community activities.

Celebrating Pulitzer Prize Winners and Finalists

The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature and musical composition in the United States. It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of American (Hungarian-born) publisher Joseph Pulitzer, and is administered by Columbia University in New York City. 

'DC By the Book' at WalkingTown DC this Week

Debuting several new DC fiction tours in the app

Happy Roald Dahl Day!

Happy birthday to children's author Roald Dahl, who would have turned 98 today, Sept. 13!