Our signature activity for Phi Kappa Phi Chapter #260 is the Born to Read Literacy Book Project in which an early reader book is given to each newborn baby at Southeast Missouri Hospital and St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau, MO and Perryville Hospital in Perryville, MO. Each book contains a message to the baby and family about the importance and enjoyment of reading and encourages the family members to read the book to the baby many times in order to plant the seed that will grow into a love of reading and learning. Approximately 3,000 babies are born each year in these three hospitals. (This on-going project was initially started with a literacy grant from Phi Kappa Phi in 2001)
Each year Chapter #260 has several book stampings during which we prepare the books for delivery to the hospitals. A book stamping has pizza, friends, and lots and lots of books! Please come and help! Announcements about book stampings will be sent via e-mail to the Phi Kappa Phi members.
Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 260, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO
Riverside Regional Library – Cape Girardeau, Perry and Scott Counties
Flowerpot Press – Toronto - Nashville