Libraries’ teen art contest winner announced


The Libraries in Clackamas County (LINCC) are thrilled to announce that West Linn resident Lexie Ng, 14, is the winner of their second annual Teen Summer Reading Artwork Contest. Lexie’s piece exemplified the theme of Build a Better World.

In addition to winning a $100 cash gift card, Ng’s original artwork will be featured in LINCC’s Teen Summer Reading Program materials such as posters, forms, fliers and social media posts.

“I was impressed by the number of entries and talented teens in Clackamas County” said Rebecca Robinowitz, Library Assistant at the Sandy Library and one of this year’s judges. “This year’s artwork contest was exceptionally competitive, with 72 entries. The teens and library staff judging the competition had a tough decision to make, but Lexie’s entry really embodied the ‘Build a Better World’ theme.”

The winning image can be viewed below.

There was one honorable mention selected: Jessica Varga of Oregon City, who will receive a $20 cash gift card. 

Five other notable entries included: Emma Bach of Happy Valley, Mishayla Walker of Happy Valley, Erin Karl of Sandy, Rachael Williams of Sandy, and Advay Koranne of West Linn.

This summer, LINCC will again offer its summer reading programs for children and teens of all ages at all 13 libraries located within the county (most also offer programs for adults). Details on the program will be announced in April. Last year, more than 18,000 readers signed up for summer programs. Teenagers and younger children received prizes for achieving their reading goals, including free books, Portland Trail Blazers tickets, Oregon State Fair tickets, and Oaks Amusement Park coupons.

For more information about any of the 13 LINCC locations, including programs for kids, teens, and adults, please visit the LINCC website ( Getting a library card is easy; sign up at your local LINCC library today.

For general information about LINCC, media may contact Member Services Librarian Kathryn Kohlat 503-723-4915.