Timberland Regional Library to hold Summer Library Card Design Contest

From June 1- July 15, library patrons ages 18 and under are invited to participate in designing 3 new library cards with original artwork for the Timberland Regional Library.


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 following guidelines must be followed for entries to be considered:

  • 1 entry of original artwork per patron. Avoid copyrighted images.
  • Library card space provided on entry form is utilized and form is left intact. Forms are provided in all 29 library branches and are also available on the TRL website to print at home TRL.org/Card-Contest.
  • Mediums such as: crayons, paint, markers, and colored pencils may be used. Mediums not accepted: computer-generated images or materials such as glitter or glued items, soft /light pencil.
  • Entries must be submitted on or before July 15, 2023 to a Timberland Regional Library or uploaded TRL.org/Card-Contest following the digital submission guidelines.
  • Name should not be included in artwork.

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.

Participation in “SLP” is as simple as 1-2-3.

  1.  VISIT any Timberland Library location beginning June 1 and receive a FREE book and an activity log.
  2. TRACK 10 activities using the paper log, or digitally at trl.beanstack.org or download the Beanstack app.  
  3. COMPLETE your log and collect your Certificate of Completion! 

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.

Those looking for a way to enhance their summer through reading, exploring, creating and learning can take part in the Timberland Regional Library Summer Library Program happening June 1-Aug 31.
Those looking for a way to enhance their summer through reading, exploring, creating and learning can take part in the Timberland Regional Library …

*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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