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Authors visit Bartow schools for Literacy Week

Cobb EMC’s safety mascot, Wattson, models the book Wolves, written by guest author Robyn Hood Black, for Tellus Science Center visitors during Cobb EMC’s fourth annual Literacy Week.
Cobb EMC’s safety mascot, Wattson, models the book Wolves, written by guest author Robyn Hood Black, for Tellus Science Center visitors during Cobb EMC’s fourth annual Literacy Week.

Cobb EMC’s fourth annual Literacy Week encourages reading and imaginations

Books came to life for more than 11,000 area students at Cobb EMC’s fourth annual Literacy Week event.

The program, which was held the week of October 27, brought together six children’s book authors and students from across the electric cooperative’s service district.

“We originally designed this event to encourage students’ love of reading and creative writing,” said Mark Justice, associate vice president of education and community relations. “Cobb EMC is committed to education, and Literacy Week inspires imaginations and promotes life-long reading habits in a really fun, interactive way.”

Guest authors included New York Times bestselling author Brian Lies and local authors Gail Karwoski, Jenny L. Cote, Diane Shore, Robyn Hood Black and Rebecca Varicak.

Throughout the week, authors made individual presentations at Allatoona Elementary, Bells Ferry Elementary, Boston Elementary, Bullard Elementary, Chalker Elementary, Cornerstone Preparatory Academy, Dowell Elementary, Due West Elementary, Ford Elementary, Johnston Elementary, Labelle Elementary, Lewis Elementary, Milford Elementary, Mount Paran Christian, Murdock Elementary, Oak Grove Elementary, Powers Ferry Elementary, Russell Elementary, Russom Elementary, Shelton Elementary, Timber Ridge Elementary and Vaughan Elementary. Presentations were also made at the Tellus Science Center for museum visitors of all ages.   

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