R. Eric Platt
The University of Southern Mississippi
Literacy, Book Access, and The University of Southern Mississippi: Installing ‘Little Free Libraries’ to Increase Developmental Reading Engagement Among Students at the Dubard School for Language Disorders
The University of Southern Mississippi chapter created an initiative to install a Little Free Library that will provide students at the Dubard School for Language Disorders with free access to books. The stocked library will be installed on the USM campus in Hattiesburg, Miss., for students at the Dubard School, which provides developmental strategies and services to children ages 3-13 diagnosed with speech/language disorders. Through use of the Little Free Library and age-appropriate, development-centered books, the project aims to provide easy access to literacy resources, foster a love of literature and enhance the visible presence of Phi Kappa Phi on the USM campus.