Friday, April 6, 2018

Announcing 2018 Teen Summer Reading Art Contest Winners!

Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) is proud to announce the winner of its 2018 Teen Summer Reading Art Contest: Ruth Hailey!

First Place Artwork by Ruth Hailey
A eleventh-grader at Forest Grove High School, Ruth has been awarded top honors for her color design which depicts musical instruments burst out of a stack of books. Her design expertly captures this year’s Teen Summer Reading theme: Libraries Rock!

Ruth receives a $200 gift certificate for Amazon.com and her art will appear on all countywide Teen Summer Reading publicity this summer.

This is the ninth consecutive year that WCCLS has encouraged teens to capture the spirit of Summer Reading through their creative art. Fifty-six pieces were submitted digitally or the public libraries in Washington County during the months of January and February. On March 13th, feedback collected from local teens was reviewed and the winning piece was selected.

2nd and 3rd place winners were also awarded. These individuals will also receive gift certificates to Amazon.com ($100 and $50, respectively)

Second Place Artwork by Sarah He

Below is a full list of 2018 Teen Summer Reading Art Contest winners:
  • First Place: Ruth Hailey, Forest Grove High School
  • Second Place: Sarah He, Westview High School
  • Third Place: Jasmine McCleskey, homeschool student

Third Place Artwork by Jasmine McCleskey
The Summer Reading Program promotes reading habits that last all year. Summer Reading in Washington County will officially begin on June 1st. Teens can sign up at their local public library to earn prizes for reading, including tickets to Portland Thorns, T2, and Trail Blazers games; a round of miniature golf at Bullwinkles Family Fun Center, a deep discount to Oaks Amusement Park, and Buy One-Get One admission to the Oregon State Fair.

The Teen Summer Reading Art Contest was made possible by a grant from the State Library of Oregon.