Ingram uses Instagram to make a change

Ingram creates Library for Little Learners to encourage childhood literacy.


Photo Courtesy Casey Ingram

Ingram posing with books she collected in her October drive.

Ella Wertz, News and Features Editor

Casey Ingram (’22) is one of the many Robinson students working hard to make a change in their community. Ingram is doing a project, called the Library for Little Learners, to receive her Girl Scout Gold Award. The Girl Scout Gold Award is received by Girl Scouts who have and are working towards making a lasting difference within their communities through a service project.

“This project is so important to me because it will be my final Girl Scout award. It is a huge time commitment but completely worth it,” Ingram said.

This project is centered around spreading awareness about the importance of childhood literacy. Ingram was inspired to pursue this project when she saw the problem first-hand.

“When I found out that elementary schools in my community didn’t have the resources they needed to ensure they could provide students with books I was inspired to help,” Ingram said.

Ingram has several goals for her project. She hopes not only to gather donations, but also to use media platforms to give children access to books and the ability to read wherever they are.

“My project has a few goals. I want to improve the Westshore Elementary library through book donations,” said Ingram.  “Additionally, I am going to make children’s audiobooks and an informative YouTube video. Overall, I want to spread awareness about the importance of childhood literacy to as many people as I can.”

Ingram created an Instagram account, @libraryforlittlelearners, to encourage people to step up and make a change to benefit the progression of children’s literacy. Additionally, she documents her project’s progress.

“I am using different types of  social media like Instagram to reach as many people as I can to spread my message,” Ingram said.

Ingram continues to use various methods to spread her message. She had her first and very successful book drive on Oct. 10 at Keystone Prep High School. She will continue to use her social media platforms and different drives to promote and educate the public on the prevalent issue that is childhood literacy.

“Overall, I want to spread awareness about the importance of childhood literacy to as many people as I can,” Ingram said.