Calling all crafty children

It’s time to get creative with the crayons and design a new library card!

Sep 1 2016

Design a new library card

Hampshire County Council's Library Service is inviting four to 11 year olds to get creative by designing a brand new children's library card.

For the first time ever, the library service is running a short competition to replace existing library cards for children, with two new fun, vibrant designs by Hampshire children who have completed this year's current summer reading challenge, The Big Friendly Read.

Children will receive an entry form once they finish the summer reading challenge along with their medal and certificate, and can create any design they imagine from now until 30 September.

Designs can be anything -perhaps your little ones will decide on swashbuckling pirates, pretty princesses, daring dragons or even lovely ladybirds.

Competition entries are limited to one per child and will be split into two categories; ages four to seven and eight to 11. Both categories will have a winner and runner up with exciting prizes up for grabs for these four youngsters. The winner of the four-to seven age category will receive a Kindle Fire Kids, and a copy of the book 'Where's Will' while the winner of the eight to 11 age category will be given a 3Doodler and a copy of 'Where's Will.'

Designs can be submitted by post, or via the internet, by scanning the picture into a computer or taking a photograph of it, and then attaching the picture file to an email. Both winners' designs will be made into actual library cards.

We need all entrants to provide a postal address, an email address, telephone number and their age in order to be contacted if their entry is chosen. Competition winners will be selected by a judging panel made up of library staff, and contacted by the end of October.

If your child is looking for some inspiration to finish the summer reading challenge, take a look at this Hampshire libraries' blog which reveals the current top 10 most popular reads.

Good luck everyone!

Anyone living, working or studying in Hampshire can become a member of Hampshire Libraries by joining online or in person at any Hampshire library to start enjoying a wide range of free resources including books, e-books, e-magazines and language packs