Brand new 'street art' library card
A funky new library card has been launched for use by the
The Young Person's Library Card is believed to
be the first dedicated library card for teenagers in the Midlands
and it was designed by local artist Louis Burrows, who comes from
Evesham. Louis, aged 19, was the winner of a countywide competition
that was organised by Worcestershire County Council's Libraries and
Learning team to design the card. The new card features Louis'
colourful 'street art' graffiti design that has already been a hit
with young people since its introduction. The library card comes in
two formats, one standard library card and one smaller card which
can be attached to a key ring.
Louis said: "I was absolutely delighted to win the
competition to design the new Young Person's Library Card and I'm
now very excited to see the finished card being used by young
library users, like myself, across Worcestershire. It's incredible
to think how many people will be able to carry a copy of a young
person's artwork around with them day to day."
Natalie McVey, Service Development
Co-ordinator for young people 13-19 said: "Libraries offer
so much more than books, there's a whole host of other items that
can be borrowed using your library card, such as DVD's, CD's,
e-Books and audio-books. We also offer free internet and Wi-Fi
access and run a wide range of competitions, events and activities
all-year-round that young people can get involved in.
"We're really pleased that the Young Person's
Library Card has been launched as it shows our commitment to
getting teenagers involved with using libraries."
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