Teen Read Week Photo Contest Winners

To celebrate Teen Read Week, an annual national literacy awareness initiative specifically to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users, we decided to showcase teens reading with a photo contest.

Below are the winners of the contest!  The photos will be featured in our new Teen Zine (to be printed early 2014). Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to all our participants.

Winning entry: by Rachel Erickson, age 16
Winning entry:
by Rachel Erickson, age 16
2nd Place Julia See, age 15
2nd Place
by Julia See, age 15
3rd place: photo by Ella Miller, age 13
3rd place:
photo by Ella Miller, age 13


The contest: Just snap a photo of yourself or your friends reading a book!  The first place winner will receive a $50 gift card; second and third place will also receive prizes. Entries are judged by the Pasadena Public Library Youth Services staff based on the quality, creativity, and submission guidelines.


Jane Gov

Jane is a Youth Services Librarian at Pasadena Central Library. She purchases YA books for the library system and maintains the teen booklist, online resources, and webpages. She oversees Teen & YA programs including Summer Reading, Advisory Board, Zine, book reviewers, and volunteers. She also conducts a few kids events and storytimes. Jane is a contributor to VOYA Magazine and a YALSA Board member. A majority of her free time is spent with her corgi Lord Tyrion of Pasadena. She tweets as @missjanegov.