Little Library
Little Library
Posted on 12/02/2015
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The Student Government Association of Davidson Early College High School started off the school year with a hope to enhance their school through beautification projects and acts of community service. One idea that came up was to do something that would benefit the Child Development Center on campus. After Michelle Decker, Student Government Advisor, found the concept of My Little Libraries on social media, the Student Government members were thrilled by the idea, and felt that this would be a great way to give back to their campus and community.

My Little Libraries is a concept that has been spreading across the country for the past few years, and is one that promotes literacy among community children. The idea is that an organization will take an older piece of furniture, such as a dresser or filing cabinet, and repurpose it to act as a library in urban areas. It is essentially a book exchange, and when you take a book, you can leave a book for others to pick up as well. The early college SGA found several older filing cabinets on campus, purchased chalkboard paint, and repainted the pieces so that the children could design whatever they wanted when they exchanged a book. They felt that allowing the children to be able to draw on the library would be a lot more fun and meaningful for them. Faculty and staff from both the early college and DCCC donated books to initially stock the library, and the early college will continue to monitor the project in the future.