IUSB Student-Athletes read children’s books for virtual library
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Student-Athletes at Indiana University South Bend got together with Forest G. Hay Elementary School to read children’s books while being recorded. In this way, a virtual library was created so that kids can listen to the stories whenever they want.
“This project is important because we need to stick together as a community during these challenging times. It is our job as student-athletes to be role models to the children. Our platform is a great way to connect and inspire the younger generation,” said Kylie Fehrman, IUSB women’s basketball senior.
Athletes from a variety of sports were recorded reading some of their favorite childhood stories.
The books were kindly donated by Hay Elementary School.
“This entire project has been exciting to connect with the community. We have a great collection of videos so far but we hope that our virtual library keeps growing as more community members get involved. I believe that literacy is key to the student success and the ability to provide our students with easy access to a virtual library is yet another step towards a more equitable learning opportunity,” said Ermina Coric, Hay Elementary Assistant Principal.
The virtual library is available to view at any time on the IUSB Titans Athletics YouTube channel.