DuBard School gets a Little Free Library

April 10, 2017

 

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The DuBard School for Language Disorders at Southern Miss now have a Little Free Library posted outside of its building.

This was designed as a free book exchange for people of all ages to enjoy books from all reading levels.

 

DuBard School student, Will Norris said, "I like reading because I can learn about it and the characters are just fun. I like to read Dr. Seuss and I like to read chapter books."

 

DuBard School student, McKenzie Gardner said, "I like to read because I like to read different kind of books. I like to read Diary of a Wimpy Kid."

 

Phi Kappa Phi helped secure a $1,000 grant to make the Little Free Library possible for everyone to enjoy.

 

"It's important for everybody, especially in the development of language. And that's what we do at the Dubard School for Language Disorders. So, any exposure we can give our kids to reading is going to help them develop those important language milestones to their life," said communications coordinator, Liz Radley.

 

This project was implemented to help kids advance in not only literacy, but in life.

 

"These are students who are actively engaging in learning and learning different learning styles and how to cope with different learning disabilities to help them be better in school, and be able to get out and get a full-time job and immerse into society. So, we felt they would be able to use this a little bit more than maybe some of the other areas on campus," said Crisitn Reynolds, former president of Phi Kappa Phi.

 

Reynolds said she hopes the university would add more Little Free Libraries on campus to help reach more communities.

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