The Quesnel Library. Heather Norman photo

Friends of the Quesnel Library to hold logo contest

The annual book sale will also be happening in September this year

The Friends of the Quesnel Library are hosting a logo contest.

The contest is open to all ages and submissions should reflect the goals of the Friends of the Library (FOL).

The group’s goals are: “to have the library be a focal point of the community and a centre of learning and education; and to represent the community as an advisory and advocacy group.”

FOL was formed in 2007 and has been an active part of the community ever since. The group works to raise money through grants, memberships and the annual used book sale. They also organize a series of presentations at the library each year, with the aim of attracting people to the library who may not have gone otherwise.

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Although the book sale typically happens later in the year, this year it will be taking place from Sept. 19-22. The book sale will run from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the 19th-21st and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the 22nd.

The book sale will feature a mix of donated books and books that have exceeded their lifespan at the library and might otherwise have been thrown away. The sale will take place in the library meeting room. Attendees are encouraged to enter the book sale from the outside door on the east side of the building, near the patio area on St. Laurent Avenue.

All the books are sold by donation.

Over the last 11 year, the group has provided the Quesnel Library with more than $11,000 worth of supplies, including Lego for the children’s play area, a laminating machine with film and 50 padded stacking chairs, among others.

Sally Hofmeier, the chair of FOL, says they decided to host the logo contest to help make people aware of the FOL. “And we might get a lot of really interesting logos that way,” she adds.

There are currently between eight and 10 active members in the group and Hofmeier says they’re always looking for new members.

The parameters of the contest:

– Use a maximum of three colours plus black and white

– Design should be simple but clearly identifiable

– It must be suitable for a smaller format

– It must be an original design, distinct from the current library logo

The design must be submitted as either a JPEG or PDF to qfriendsofthelibrary@gmail.com by Friday, Oct. 5.

If a hard copy is submitted, it must be suitable for scanning and submitted at the Quesnel Library.

A prize will also be awarded.



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