Project Literacy is a community partnership held every year to promote literacy by delivering the gift of reading with free books to first graders and introducing the community to award-winning authors and illustrators.
This year’s featured authors included: Katherine Applegate, Nathan Hale, and our special guest Mac Barnett. Copies of Barnett’s book Extra Yarn were distributed to all first-grade students (public and private) in Midland. Those 3,000 copies will be joined by 300 Spanish translation copies.
The event kicked off with a stagecoach procession (sponsored by Wells Fargo) which concluded at Yarbrough Elementary School. The Midland Reporter-Telegram is another major sponsor. The project continued with author visits to Midland schools and book signings at Centennial Library.
In celebration of Barnett's visit and his children's book, Extra Yarn, the library's knitting group "yarn bombed" the library.