A public vote will decide the next Pierce County Library System’s library card, designed by a local teenager. Pierce County residents may choose the winner by voting online at the Library’s website, www.piercecountylibrary.org search site card contest, now through July 27.
During a free contest 138 teenagers submitted designs for the next library card. Their art included submissions using pencil, pen, paint, camera and computer. Any teenager in grades 7 – 12 living or attending school in Pierce County was eligible to enter.
“The teenagers’ ideas, styles and true expressions shined through in all of the entries,” said Neel Parikh, executive director for Pierce County Library System. “We are excited to see which creation the public chooses as their favorite. All of the choices are unique and winners!”
Professional artists reviewed entries and selected 13 finalists: Mackenzie Adix, Gig Harbor, Home School; Shannon Carboy, Buckley, Glacier Middle School; Jordan Cook, Bonney Lake, White River High School; Amber Greenwood, Puyallup, Rogers High School; Heather Greenwood, Puyallup, Rogers High School; Dillon Hadaway, Buckley, White River High School; Claudia Johnson, Tacoma, Aylen Junior High School; Alyse Lippert, Puyallup, Rogers High School; Luke McAdams, Buckley, White River High School; Ryne Peterson, Buckley, White River High School; Carson Swart, Buckley, White River High School; Lisa Vo, Tacoma, Truman Middle School; and Sierra Wilson, Buckley, White River High School.
The Library will announce the winning design later this summer. The Library will make the winning design into 10,000 library cards that will be available for free, in addition to other designs that the Library offers, during the Library’s fifth annual card drive this fall.
With a Pierce County Library card people have access to an array of free services, including:
- More than 1.3 million books, movies and more.
- Professional online tutors to help students with homework and adults write resumes, apply for jobs, gain financial literacy and more.
- Songs and audiobooks and e-books to download to computers and portable devices.
- Time reserved on a computer for up to 48 hours in advance and for up to two hours of use.
- Credible, reliable information from e-sources of subscription magazines and more.