Newest Literacy Project Helps Bring The Community Closer Together
Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Top row: Lauren Bresky, Lauren Ehrlich, and Taryn Tucker

Bottom row: Annie Abbott, Maureen Cronin, and Rachel Moloughney


EAST LANSING, MI -- On Oct 28th, Michigan State University's Pi Beta Phi chapter installed its newest literacy project, a Little Free Library in North Harrison Park. The library is stocked with a variety of book options including books perfect for elementary and middle school children. With diverse options like Dr. Seuss, Harry Potter or The Boxcar Children, there is a book available for any child wanting to read. The Library is a great way for children in the East Lansing neighborhoods and beyond to grab a book of their choosing and replace it with a different book to keep the library fully stocked.  

Michigan State University's Pi Beta Phi chapter has collected over 300 books for the Library to replenish it if it ever needs filling. They have also partnered with the East Lansing Public Library to keep an eye on it and make sure that it is always full of amazing finds.

In America, one in four children will grow up functionally illiterate. Pi Beta Phi chapter's national philanthropy, Read>Lead>Achieve, works to inspire a lifelong love for reading in children so that more children have the ability to read and succeed. Pi Beta Phi chapter takes part in different philanthropic efforts including Champions Are Readers (CAR). where members visit Cavanaugh Elementary School, a local Lansing school and dedicated over 200 hours of reading to the kindergarten to third grade students. They have also been able to get Cavanaugh over $1,750 worth of books through the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity Day of Service Grant.  

About Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women: Founded in 1867 at Monmouth College in Illinois, Pi Beta Phi has installed 202 collegiate chapters and nearly 300 alumnae clubs worldwide. Pi Beta Phi promotes friendship, develops women of intellect and integrity, cultivates leadership potential, and enriches the lives of members and their communities. The Fraternity believes in the power of reading and through its philanthropy, Read>Lead>Achieve, promotes a lifelong love of reading that can unlock true potential. For more information, visit or follow Pi Phi on Twitter and Facebook.



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