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Bibb Co. Students Recognized for Book Artwork

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Few things spark creativity in a child like a good book.

The Middle Georgia Regional Library is taking the magic of reading one step further, by honoring students for their visual interpretations of their favorite books.

"The Art of Reading" is a collaborative project, held by The Middle Georgia Regional Library and Bibb County Schools.

Four students were honored in the fourth annual contest,
which celebrates student literacy and creativity.

"You can watch a movie, or television program," said Thomas Jones, Director of Libraries in Bibb County. "But here, when you think about what you read and then create a work of art, it gets you to use all aspects of your mind and creativity."

Each year's contest is a great opportunity for creative students. The winners will have their artwork displayed in Washington Memorial Library for an entire year.

The contest began four years ago in an effort to promote student creativity, and was created by the Library Board of Trustees' C. June Bryant.

This year's winners include:

Andrew Edwards, 1st grade                                                             Mrs. Amanda Gaskins
Vineville Academy                                                                             Art Teacher

Amani McKay, 4th grade                                                                   Mrs. Amanda Gaskins  
Vineville Academy                                                                             Art Teacher

Erick Sanchez  8th grade                                                                 Ms. Kari Waltz
Rutland Middle School                                                                       Art Teacher

Maia Gatlin, 12th grade                                                                   Mrs. Karen Smith
Howard High                                                                                     English Teacher

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