Fraternity purchases 20,000 books for Mississippians - - Jackson, MS

Fraternity purchases 20,000 books for Mississippians

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

You may have noticed a big truck in front of the Eudora Welty Library in downtown Jackson Wednesday. It was packed with about 20-thousand new books purchased by the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity Foundation.

Those books are being loaded into the library so that they can be distributed all across the state to those who pre-registered for them, like Jackson public schools.

Carol Richardson said it will help a lot of school libraries stock their shelves.

"Cuz, when we've got a school with 200, 300, 400 kids enrolled and only 50 books in the library, that's very limiting," said Richardson. "They're not being exposed to the words and the literature that many other children across the nation are, so I think just on that fold, it's going to be tremendous."

 Richardson said you can come by the Eudora Welty Library Saturday to pick a book for your private collection and on Friday, books will be distributed at the Children's Museum. 

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