Library Launches Card Design Competition

New library under construction at Porthcressa

Islands’ youngsters are being given the chance to create a new library card.

The Council is launching a competition to design the under 16s card, which will coincide with the official opening of the new library at Porthcressa early in 2013.

Librarian Kirsty Graham said the youngsters can take inspiration from their favourite books, island views or anything else that takes their fancy

The winner gets to have their own design featured on all cards for the under 16s plus a £20 Amazon gift card. There’ll also be gift cards for 2nd and 3rd place efforts.

Community Services chairman Richard McCarthy said he wanted children to be part of the new community facility from day one.

The competition is open now and runs until Friday December 7th. Information’s available from the library’s temporary base at Carn Thomas, the school and the Town Hall.