Pierce County Library System is introducing its first-ever mascot and wants help to name it. Now, through Friday, Aug. 31, the Library System is asking for children and adults to cast their ballots to name Pierce County Library’s mascot.
“The concept of the mascot is to give families and children an identifiable being to associate with Pierce County Library,” said Judy Nelson, coordinator of youth services for the Library System. “The mascot furthers the Library’s brand and personality of being smart, fun and friendly.”
The mascot is a human-size ladybug. It is red all over with black spots and two antennas. The mascot loves to read, share stories, download music and movies and play games.
People may cast their ballots at www.piercecountylibrary.org/kids-teens/ or at any Pierce County Library branch or bookmobile.
The Library would like voters to choose from one of five names or write in their own ideas. The five names to choose from are Ladybird (the English name for ladybug); The Reading Bug; Book Bug (which correlates with the Library’s book buggy which takes books to childcare centers);
Lily, the Librarian ladybug; and Spot the ladybug.
The mascot will be at Library and community events, with a focus on children’s audiences, with kids up to 9 years old.
“The ladybug mascot will help support and encourage kids to read and participate in fun activities at the libraries and throughout Pierce County communities,” said Nelson.