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This Year’s Summer Reading Theme “Read, Renew, Repeat” Brought to Life by Local Teens

This Year’s Summer Reading Theme “Read, Renew, Repeat” Brought to Life by Local Teens

Announcing the winners of the 2024 WCCLS Teen Art Contest!
Artwork of bunny watering book plants by Waverly the first place winner 2024 Teen Art Contest
2nd place winner 2024 Teen Art Contest
2nd place winner 2024 Teen Art Contest
Third place winner 2024 Teen Art Contest
Third place winner 2024 Teen Art Contest
Honorable mention 2024 Teen Art Contest
Third place winner 2024 Teen Art Contest

Entrants from across Washington County showcased immense creativity during the Teen Art Contest and boldly expressed their own interpretation of this year’s summer reading theme “Read, renew, repeat.”

Waverly J., a 9th grader and patron of Cedar Mill Library, was awarded first place!

“My artwork features a landscape area with a garden

growing books. There is a bunny who is watering one of these ‘book plants’ in order to symbolize the cycle of renewing reading books,” she says. “There are an array of different flowers around the bunny and the background features hills with a lake passing through. The sky is shaded light purples and pinks with a sun in the top right corner of the artwork.”

Waverly’s artwork will be featured on the WCCLS’ Facebook, Instagram, and on a limited-edition bookmark that will be available at all libraries this summer. Also, as the grand prize winner, Waverly received a $200 Amazon gift card.

Congratulations to the other winners, who also received prizes!

Second place: Liliana R., 10th grader, Beaverton City Library

Third place: Delaney B., 11th grader, Sherwood Public Library

Honorable mention: Tanav M., 11th grader, Cedar Mill Library

Join the Fun

Summer Reading starts June 1, and all patrons up to age 18 can earn a free book at their local WCCLS library. Some libraries also host Summer Reading programs for adults. Check out the calendar for special events happening all summer long. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly activity, the opportunity to learn something new, or the chance to meet others with similar interests, summer is the perfect time to discover everything your local library has to offer.