A public vote will decide the look of the next two Pierce County Library cards. Online voting takes place now through May 10 at bit.ly/card-design-contest.
The library system debuts new student-designed cards every other year. This year’s free contest drew 205 entries done in pencil, pen, paint, camera and computer. K-12 students living or attending school in Pierce County were eligible to enter.
Twelve students have been honored as finalists for library card design artwork. Professional artists Carrie L. Case and Mary E. Smith selected 12 finalists:
- Jordan Bauman-Putnam, grade 10, Spanaway Lake High
- Melanie Cummins, grade K, Eatonville Elementary
- Devinne Cullimore, grade 8, Eatonville Middle
- Kat Hyde, grade 9, Columbia Junior High
- Marissa Burr, grade 4, Ptarmigan Ridge Elementary
- Maeve Maloney, grade 3, Maplewood Elementary
- Kaylin Diaz, grade 8, Stahl Junior High
- Jolene Stokesberry, grade 4, Grant Elementary
- Greta Jaecklein, grade 5, Grant Elementary
- Gwen Posey, grade 1, Homeschooled
- Lydianna Smith, grade 5, Homeschooled
- Karly Dammel, grade 10, Homeschooled
One winner will be chosen in each category: K-6 and 7-12. The winning designs will appear on new library cards starting in fall 2015. All ages can request the new cards. Pierce County Library cards are always free.
A Pierce County Library card offers access to more than one million books, e-books and audiobooks, streaming music, movies, TV shows and downloadable magazines as well as free museum passes, desktop and laptop computer access, homework help, job coaching and so much more. Get the card today!