Teen Artist Uses Talent to Support Local Libraries

Teen Artist Uses Talent to Support Local Libraries



At the age of sixteen, Sunset High School student, Sophia You is already an accomplished artist who is using her talents to benefit local libraries.

In addition to sorting and shelving materials each week as a volunteer at Cedar Mill Library, Sophia creates illustrations for use in promoting library programs. The teen started out designing coloring sheets that the libraries delivered along with books to local childcare sites as part of their Bookshare Program.

The libraries’ Teen Services Manager, Mark Richardson says, “Sophia has been volunteering at the library since 2021. She has created artwork for our NaMoWriMo program and our Spring Crosshatch reading challenge and has even designed buttons for us. We’re thankful for all her contributions!”

Sophia’s latest artwork supports the libraries’ Winter Reading Challenge with designs featuring the challenge’s 2023 theme, “Bundle Up with a Book”.