2014 Teen Summer Reading Art Contest Winner Announced

Washington County Libraries Award Student Jacqueline Brown Top Honors

Sunset High School – Jacqueline Brown

Washington County, Oregon: The Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) is proud to announce the winner of its 2014 Teen Summer Reading Art Contest: Jacqueline Brown!

A ninth-grader at Sunset High School, Jacqueline has been awarded top honors for her unique and electrifying design which depicts a reader poring over the wondrous contents of a book. Her design expertly captures this year’s Teen Summer Reading theme: Spark a Reaction

Jacqueline will receive a $150 gift certificate for Powell’s Book and her art will appear on all countywide Teen Summer Reading publicity this summer.

This is the fifth consecutive year that WCCLS has encouraged teens to capture the spirit of Summer Reading through their creative art. A total of 35 pieces were submitted at the public libraries in Washington County during the months of January and February. In early March a panel of teen librarians met to review feedback collected from local Teen Library Councils and select the winning piece.

Once again 2nd Place and Honorable Mention winners were also awarded. These individuals will each receive a gift card for Dick Blick Art Materials.

Below is a list of 2014 Teen Summer Reading Art Contest winners:

  • 1st Place – Jacqueline Brown (Sunset High School)
  • 2nd Place – Katie Fo (Southridge High School)
  • Honorable Mention – Rebecca Dan (Glencoe High School)

The Summer Reading Program inspires kids with a sense of wonder and helps to promote good learning habits. Summer Reading in Washington County will officially begin on June 1st. At that time teens will be invited to sign up at their local public library to earn prizes for reading, including tickets to Portland Thorn and Trail Blazers games, a round of miniature golf at Bullwinkle’s Family Fun Center, a coupon for one free open swim session at a Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation pool and a deep discount ride bracelet for a day full of activities at Oaks Amusement Park. For more 2014 summer reading details, in early May please visit www.wccls.org/tsrp.

This project was made possible by a literacy grant from the Oregon State Library.

NOTE: for a high resolution copy of the winning images, please email your request to: Nielsen@wccls.org

The Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) includes: Banks Public Library, Beaverton City Library, Beaverton City Library @ Murray Scholls, Cedar Mill Community Library, Cedar Mill Community Library @ Bethany, Cornelius Public Library, Forest Grove City Library, Garden Home Community Library, Hillsboro Public Libraries (Main and Shute Park), North Plains Public Library, Sherwood Public Library, Tigard Public Library, Tualatin Public Library, and West Slope Community Library. Two specialty libraries are also a part of the Cooperatives library card service — the Oregon College of Art & Craft and the Tuality Health Education Resource Center.