In September of 2022, 4 new library card designs were released in honor of “Library Card Sign-up Month”. This September, TRL plans to release 3 brand-new designs using the artwork of their youngest patrons.
Submissions will be categorized into 3 age groups: 0-5, 6-11, and 12-18, allowing children of all ages to participate. This approach supports the library’s strategic direction of empowering children ages birth-five to build relationships with the library and their community.
The prompt: “Libraries Connect Us” is provided as inspiration for the artwork. More specifically: “Libraries are not only about books, but about people and the connections made through the shared experience of learning and discovery. Libraries connect us to information, resources, people, ideas, and experiences.”
A winner will be chosen from each age group for a total of 3 new library cards. However, other artwork submitted may be used in various ways such as: van wraps, social media graphics, stickers, website, and other displays.
The Library Card Design Contest will begin June 1st, the first day of the Summer Library Program (SLP). While children are at the library picking up their forms or submitting their artwork, they can also participate in the summer program that the library hosts every summer from June 1-August 31.
To take part in the TRL Summer Program, library goers of all ages can visit any one of the 29 Timberland Regional Library locations in Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific and Thurston counties to receive a free book and an activity log.
Kids who complete 10 activities may receive a complimentary pass to NORTHWEST TREK WILDLIFE PARK or POINT DEFIANCE ZOO & AQUARIUM, and a bookmark to redeem a free ticket to a TACOMA RAINIERS game.*
Visiting your local library and participating in the Summer Library Program is an opportunity to enhance your child’s summer through reading, exploring, creating, and learning. Visit TRL.org/summer-library-program to view more library resources for your summer, and visit TRL.org/Card-Contest for more details on the Card Design Contest.
*While supplies last and some restrictions apply.
Complimentary pass to NORTHWEST TREK WILDLIFE PARK or POINT DEFIANCE ZOO & AQUARIUM is valid through October 8, 2023. Must be surrendered when redeemed. Cannot be used with any other discount or for group visits/special events. No cash value. For children 12 and younger.
Free ticket to a TACOMA RAINIERS game must be redeemed with a code located on a bookmark available at Timberland Libraries. This program is a partnership of Tacoma Rainiers and Timberland Regional Library. No cash value. For children ages 4-13. Children 3 and under admitted free.
Timberland Regional LIBRARY provides for the entertainment, information, and lifelong learning needs of Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, and Thurston county residents at 29 community public libraries locations. The library system is funded mainly by local property taxes, timber tax, fundraising efforts of TRL Friends of the Library, and generous donations by individual supporters.
All Timberland library programs are free and open to the public. Anyone needing special accommodations to participate in a library’s programs may contact the library one week in advance. For more information visit TRL.org
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