Summer 2023

Type of Culminating Activity

Student research paper


This paper discusses my approach and solution to the problem of declining literacy rates among children in recent years. While there are many contributing factors, COVID lockdown and the reliance on technology have played a part. The approach to this problem was to start within my own community by building a Little Free Library. This library gave children the opportunity to have increased access to reading materials that interest them, free of charge. The children were also incentivized to read by the initiation of a summer reading program that included prizes for completion of a reading log. By generating interest in reading through this project, I have created an opportunity for the children of my neighborhood and their families to foster a life-long love of reading.

Degree Program

Bachelor of Applied Science


Margaret Sass, J.D., Ed.D.



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