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Pierce County Library card design contest ends March 27

Kids and teens will design newest library cards; public vote for the winners set for spring

March 27 is the deadline to enter Pierce County Library’s biennial card design contest. Kids and teens, get busy with your pens, pencils, paints and pictures to finish your entry. Showcase your artwork on Pierce County Library System’s newest library cards.

Any K-12 student living or attending school in Pierce County is eligible to enter the free contest. 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.

Professional artists will select the finalists. The public will select the winners by online vote in the spring. Full entry guidelines and contest forms at, search site: card design. Paper entry forms available at all Pierce County Library locations.

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!

 About Pierce County Library System

Established in 1946, Pierce County Library System includes unincorporated Pierce County and 15 annexed cities and towns. Pierce County Library serves more than 563,000 people through 19 branches as well as online services. The system is the fourth largest in the state and lends more than 6.9 million items each year. The library is an independent taxing district reporting to a Board of Trustees. Local taxpayers fund 96 percent of the library’s revenues through property taxes. In 2013, Pierce County Library earned the coveted National Medal for Museum and Library Service award.


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