Judith’s Reading Room opened a library containing 257 children’s books worth $2,280 in Tunica, Mississippi. Mississippi is the organization’s 7th state. The Rev. Dr. Leoda Topps, a Ph.D. and former teacher who is Pastor of St. Peter’s AME Church in Tunica, will manage the library meant to serve, initially, 20 children aged 4-15 years of age. Tunica is a poverty-stricken town, where the citizens received running water just 10 years ago. The children, will have a chance to explore literature for the first time and their parents will be able to actively participate in the process by giving feedback. With the books, the children will be able to increase their reading level, improve their academic ability and develop social skills. It is the organization’s 86th library in the 7th state.