Library Card Design Contest

The Danbury Library will create three new library cards designed by our patrons in celebration of National Library Week: April 20-24, 2020! The theme of this celebration is Find Your Place. And while for many of us our physical place is currently at home, we invite you to explore the infinite spaces of your imagination and create for us your most exciting library card designs.

Patrons from Kindergarten to adults are invited to participate and the library will select three winning designs: one from grades K-5, one from grades 6-12, and a third from adults 18 and up. Each winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card courtesy of the FRIENDS of the Danbury Library.

While the library remains closed to the public, entries can be mailed to:
Danbury Library
Attn: Tara Carvalho
170 Main St.
Danbury, CT 06810

Additionally, we are inviting you to send in your entries by photograph, or by scanning and emailing your entry.

Email all photos or scanned entries to

For photo entries, please:
1. Send two photos: one very clear shot of your artwork, and one very clear shot of your entry form. (Indecipherable entries may not be accepted.)
2. Send both photos in the same email – the subject of your email must include your name and grade level (or “adult”, if applicable!)
3. We will acknowledge the receipt of your entry with a reply email.
4. If your design is chosen as a finalist, you will need to mail the artwork to the library.

Submissions must be received by midnight on April 30th, 2020.

Designs will be judged by a panel made up of the Library Director, Mayor Mark D. Boughton, and the President of the FRIENDS of the Danbury Library.

All participants and their friends and family are welcome to join us for an awards celebration to announce the winning designs when the library re-opens to the public.

We can’t wait to see your original, creative designs! Please read the full rules and guidelines for entry and use our forms for submission below.

Rules & GuidelinesStudent Entry FormInformacion Del Participante (Estudiante)Adult Entry Form

For more information about the contest, call 203.797.4505 extension 7731.