TORRINGTON – Just after what would have been Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 93rd birthday, Goshen County parents brought their kids to the Goshen County Library to remember his legacy and the famous words “I have a dream.”
Mothers, grandmothers and library staff helped small children trace and cut out hands from different colors of paper to make flowers that read, “I have a dream.” As they worked, the adults asked if they remembered what King’s dream was all about.
He wanted everyone, no matter the color of their skin, to be equal, they said.
The kids worked hard to make their crafts, each creating their own small reminder of King’s dream. The library also hosted games for kids to come and take part in on their day off from school.
“Libraries are the first place and one of the only places left where you don’t have to pay anything to get anything,” Library Director Cristine Braddy said. “We just exist to be a gathering place for the community, and we want to keep moving forward into the future with that. So it’s worth getting as many people in [the library] as we can to say, ‘Hey, we do have a lot of things to offer the community, but also come have fun with us.’”
The Goshen County Library will continue the celebration of its 100th anniversary this Saturday with its Sip and Paint activity. Painter Julie Nighswonger will be leading the class in painting and Two Horse Hospitality will provide the wine. Tickets are limited and are available online and at the library.