Literacy locator right at your fingertips.
Stephanie G, Jennifer T, Ericka P, Sarah I, Eniola T
Our project is a website that locates both little free libraries and public libraries. It also serves as an educational website that informs teens and young adults about the importance of reading. We have a page filled with trending books in selected genres and some well known authors with their books as well. Just in case a user isn’t fond of any listed books, we also linked a quiz to determine what genre and books they should read. Our project was created so people can have easier access to reading materials and be more motivated to begin reading and spreading literacy.
The problem we are trying to solve revolves around the lack of reading that exists among many groups of people. We have seen through research that there has been a decline in reading over the last couple of years, and want to change that.
We are addressing this problem by informing users about why reading is important and how it influences the human brain. Instead of just simply saying “Reading is good for you”, we also back that phrase up with facts and information on why exactly it is beneficial.
We also linked a quiz for people to find the perfect genre and book for them to start reading. The main feature, however, is the map that has locations of both free and public libraries that users can visit.
This site gives people easier access to reading materials and helps them begin a journey of literacy!
As time was coming down to the wire, we still struggled to implement a JSON file. But, we compensated for it by adding a global variable.