February 7, 2018 – In honor of National Poetry Month coming up in April, the Nevada County Community Library is launching a new poetry themed Library Card Design Contest! We are calling on artists and writers of all ages to submit a creative, original design following some simple guidelines. This is how it works:

Visit your local library branch on or after February 12 to pick up the library card design form and template.

Follow the rules listed on the form, which includes adding the words “Nevada County Community Library” in your design and only using original, unpublished work free of copyright.

Return your completed form and template to any library branch between February 12 and March 5.

The winners will be chosen from four categories, including youth under 10 years old, teens 11-17, adults 18 years or older, and the Poet Laureate’s Choice from all entrants.

Winning designs will be featured on official Nevada County Community Library cards and will be recognized by the Nevada County Board of Supervisors.

Library cards with winning designs will be launched during the month April.

Previous library card design contests have been incredibly fun and successful. We know this one will be no different! We look forward to seeing the creative submissions from our community, once again.