Lincoln and Lucy Kieckhefer Join Spread the Word Nevada Junior Board of Directors

Las Vegas – Henderson (December 17, 2020) – Spread the Word Nevada (STWN), the largest children’s literacy non-profit in the state announces the appointment of its first junior board members.

“We are happy to extend our warmest congratulations to Washoe County Kid Mayor Lincoln Kieckhefer and his sister Lucy Kieckhefer as our first ever Junior Board Members,” says STWN Executive Director Lisa Habighorst.

Starting Jan. 1, 2021, Lincoln and Lucy will serve on the new junior board by exploring ideas to help raise awareness and funds to help more children. On behalf of STWN, the Kieckhefer twins will attend events and media opportunities throughout the year.

“I am so proud to continue working for such a wonderful organization. I’m very excited for this next chapter. Reading has been such a gift to my life,” says Lincoln.

“I love being able to help kids here in Nevada. These books are changing lives,” Lucy continues.

About Lincoln Kieckhefer
Washoe County Kid Mayor Lincoln Kieckhefer is proud to partner with Spread the Word Nevada in his mayoral platform of childhood literacy. Lincoln was elected Kid Mayor in 2019 by the children of Washoe County for a one-year term and looks forward to continuing his work with Spread the Word Nevada when his term expires. He was a guest speaker at the Spread the Word Nevada 18th Annual Storybook Gala in February 2020 and has spent the past year working diligently to help share the mission of childhood literacy. When his nose is not buried in a book, Lincoln can be found attending Depoali Middle School in Reno, swimming, wrestling, fishing, or staging a lightsaber battle with his brother.

About Lucy Kieckhefer
Lucy Kieckhefer is excited to serve as a youth ambassador for Spread the Word Nevada to share her love of reading, particularly spy stories. Lucy has served as a behind-the-scenes partner in her twin brother’s efforts to raise money and books for Spread the Word Nevada and is happy to take a leading role moving forward. Lucy is in the 6th Grade at Depoali Middle School and loves basketball, swimming, and hanging out with her friends.

About Spread the Word Nevada
Spread the Word Nevada, Inc., is a children’s literacy nonprofit, 501(c) (3) corporation, dedicated to advancing early childhood literacy by placing books into the hands and homes of children within Nevada’s at-risk, low-income communities. While developing a love of reading, these libraries promote future academic achievement and self-confidence, which impacts lifelong success. Since 2001, Spread the Word Nevada has distributed more than 5.8 million gently used and new books to approximately 650,877 low-income youth in Nevada. Please visit to learn more about program details or call at (702) 564-7809. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


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