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Schools Remember King on MLK Day, Even as Town Offices, Library Were Closed [Update]

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Bernards Township Library, 32 S. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge. Credits: By Linda Sadlouskos
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The Bernards Township Town Hall at the municipal complex at 1 Collyer Lane, Basking Ridge. Credits: Wfp
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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township municipal offices were closed Monday, Jan. 16, a federal holiday. The Bernards Township Library also was closed "in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day."

Bernards Township Schools, however, remained open on the holiday. 

As is traditional, the eighth grade at the William Annin Middle School gathered at an assembly on Monday to watch a movie about Ernest Green, one of the first African-American students to attend Little Rock Central High School in 1957. The students then participated in activities around the theme of "Justice for All," said Schools Superintendent Nick Markarian.

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Teachers in other grades were planning individual lessons where appropriate, Markarian said in response to an email.

The school district has generally not scheduled Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday holiday as a day off; the next scheduled vacation in township schools is the mid-winter recess, which begins on Monday, Feb. 20 (Presidents' Day) and concludes on Feb. 21.

A few years ago, the school district shortened the full February weeklong vacation in order to move up the last day of the school year at an earlier date in June. The Board of Education also declined requests from the public to make Diwali a day off from school for the entire school system, although students are entitled to be absent on religious holidays.

Library events scheduled through next week, starting on Tuesday

The library, located at 32 S. Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge, will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 17, with a full roster of activities for children and adults. Adults are invited to "New Year, New You," to help channel positive empowerment to meet personal and professional goals in 2017. 

The program is scheduled for 7 to 8 p.m. in Program Room B at the library. Advance registration is requested.

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