Art Of Reading

We are proud to announce the winners of the 2023 Art of Reading Competition.

Bryant Killingham, Pre-K, Vineville Academy: "Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos" by Monica Brown

Lihn Ho, 4th grade, Springdale Elementary School: "Dork Diaries" by Rachel Renée Russell

Michael J. Vazquez Garcia, 5th grade, Springdale Elementary School: "Dog Man", "Mighty Robot", and "Captain Underpants" by Dav Pilkey

Zay'Veon Green, 10th grade, Central High School: "When You Look Like Us" by Pamela N. Harris

Bryant Killingham Lihn Ho Michael J. Vazquez Garcia

Zay'Veon Green

About the Art of Reading

The Art of Reading is sponsored by the Board of Trustees of the Middle Georgia Regional Library. Initially, the program was held in cooperation and support of the Bibb County School District. In 2022, the program was opened to all students who attended school in Bibb County with plans to expand to all students who attend school in the counties MGRL serves.

Students are encouraged to read a book and create a work of art inspired by the book. The purpose of the Art of Reading is to support literacy development through the arts. 

Each year the winners of the competition are celebrated with a reception debuting their artwork and are presented with awards. The artwork will then begin a tour through the Macon-Bibb libraries in which they will be displayed throughout the rest of the year before being permanently housed and displayed at Washington Memorial Library.

We would like to thank the students, their parents, and their teachers for participating in this year's Art of Reading competition and encourage all participants and their supporters to continue fostering a life-long love of reading.