Pierce County Library System is introducing its first-ever mascot-Lily the Librarian Ladybug. Last month, children and adults cast 2,100 ballots to help name the Library’s mascot.
Lily the Librarian Ladybug won with a strong mandate from the public, pulling in 635 votes.
Dottie was the runner up with 449 votes, followed by Book Bug with 203 votes, Spot the Ladybug brought in 179 votes, and Reading bug garnered 126 votes.
People voted in the Library’s 17 branches, three bookmobiles, and online. About 25 percent of the ballots offered names beyond the Library’s selected ideas. Write-in names included Lola, Gloria, Super Book Bug and the Love Bug.
“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.
The mascot will be at Library and community events, with a focus on children’s audiences, with kids up to 9 years old.