The public will get to vote on the next Pierce County Library System’s library card – and it will be an image designed by local teens. Designs by 138 teenagers, submitted in a recent free competition, can be voted on by the public at the library’s website, www.piercecountylibrary.org, through July 27.
“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!”
Designs ranges from pencil, pen, paint, photography and computer images, and were submitted by teens in grades 7-12 living or attending school in Pierce County. The 13 finalists were selected by professional artists, and include: 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, after which it will be incorporated into 10,000 free library cards available this fall.