Now through June 30, people have the opportunity to vote on artwork for a new Pierce County Library System card, based upon art from teenagers during the Library’s first ever-card design contest. Pierce County residents may choose the winner by voting online at the Library’s Web site, piercecountylibrary.org.
During the free library card design contest earlier this spring, 110 teenagers submitted original designs using colored pencil, pen, paint, camera or computer-generated art. Any teenager in grades 7 – 12, living or attending school in Pierce County, was eligible to enter.
Professional artists reviewed entries and selected five finalists: Carlos Aleman, Spanaway, Foss High School; Michelle Barreto, Lakewood, Harrison Preparatory School; Joshua Buck, Tacoma, Spanaway Lake High School; Miranda Raymor, Lakebay, Home School; and Chris Wassom, Bonney Lake, Mountain View Middle School.
The Library will announce the winning design later this summer. The winning design will become the fifth of five choices people may select for their free Pierce County Library card. The winning artist’s name will appear along with their artwork on the printed card.
The teen-designed library cards will be available for free, in addition to other designs that the Library offers, during the Library’s third annual card drive this fall.
Last year, the Library issued more than 50,000 cards. Those included cards to new customers, as well as to people who lost their cards.
With a Pierce County Library card people get an array of free services, including:
- Access to more than 1.3 million books, movies, CDs and more.
- Professional online tutors to help students with homework.
- Audiobooks to download to a home computer or portable device.
- Credible, reliable information from e-sources of subscription magazines and more.
- Best-sellers, biographies and Playaways (small portable audio recordings of books).