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Library Card Design Contest Winner

We are so excited to announce the winner of our 2023 youth library card design contest: Audrey Mast! We were impressed and inspired by the creativity and talent of all of our community’s youth, and it was really difficult to choose just one entry from the 70 library card designs that were submitted.

Audrey is 11 and a student at St. Croix Preparatory Academy. Audrey loves to listen to audiobooks and read, especially under a blanket fort. She considers herself a daredevil and loves all kinds of visual art as well as music, movies, and plays. She plays basketball and watches football.

Audrey’s winning design features a bear, a bird, a cat, and bunnies all reading books. Her design was inspired by her collection of stuffed animals and possibly an experience reading books to Chavo, a neighbor’s dog when she was younger. She just finished reading Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt and her favorite books include The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S Lewis, The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name by Sally Lloyd-Jones, The Family Storybook Treasury: Tales of Laughter, Curiosity, and Fun by various authors, Junie B Jones Books 1-16 by Barbara Park, Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar, and, long-time favorite, Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel.

About library cards, Audrey said,Everyone should have a library card so they can check out library books to take home and read. Kids should visit the library because they could find a book they think looks interesting and will then want to read it. Then they can come back and find more they want to read and soon the library will be a place they will love going to.”

Audrey’s design will be reproduced as a special limited-edition library card, available beginning on Sunday, April 23, 2023, coinciding with the start of National Library Week.

Stop in during National Library Week from April 23 to April 29 to view all of our local library card design entries and marvel at the creativity of our community’s youth!

Covers of six books recommended by youth winner of library card design contest Library Card Design Contest Display Collage