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May 13 2019

MPL Hosts Children’s Library Card Design Contest

Milton Public Library is calling on young Milton artists to help design their new children’s library cards. Monday, May 13, MPL announced the contest, running from May 13 – July 19, after a series of teaser posts on their social media channels.

The Children’s Card Contest is open to children ages three to seven, or eight to twelve, who live or go to school in Milton. The theme of the contest is outer space, honouring Commander Chris Hadfield, Milton native and judge of the contest. One winning design will be selected by Chris Hadfield from each age category: age 3-7 and age 8-12. Entries must be submitted in person or online by Friday, July 19 at 4:59pm. Winners will be selected in early August.

MPL is asking children to be creative with their outer space card design, using original art forms (photography, paint, pencil crayons, crayons etc.) to help bring the new cards to life. The sky is the limit when it comes to the design and the entries will be judged based on creativity and design.

The winning designs will be unveiled and the winners will be honoured at the launch party for the new children’s cards in September 2019. The new cards will be available following the launch in September and children will be able to replace their current cards for free!

In addition to the exciting new children’s cards, MPL is thrilled to launch a new adult card that will also be available soon.

“Staff are looking forward to seeing the entries from the all of the creative children that live and study in Milton and who use Milton Public Library. We’re also really thrilled that once again Commander Chris Hadfield is lending his support to MPL by agreeing to select the winning entries,” shares Mark Williams, Chief Librarian.

For more information, please ask at your local branch or visit: FB: @MiltonPublicLibrary TW: @Milton_Library IG: @miltonpubliclibrary

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