News Release - April 7, 2008

For Immediate Release: April 7, 2008

Contact: Sherri Eng (415) 557-4282

Want to Perk Up Your Wallet? Pick a Card!

San Francisco Public Library introduces four new library card designs created by young artists

Library users can now choose from four cool, colorful new styles for their library card, designed by young San Francisco artists. Last May, the Library, in partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District, held a children's library card art contest based on the theme, "My Library." The contest drew close to 300 entries. A winner from each category-preschool, elementary school, middle school and high school-was selected in July, and the winning designs have been incorporated into the library cards and are available to all patrons-adult and children. A smaller, keychain-style library card will also be included with the new "designer" cards. The "classic" standard-issue card is also still available.

Until April 30, library patrons can turn in their old card for a new one of their choice at no charge. After April 30, a fee of $0.50 for children and young adults; and $1 for adults will be charged for replacement cards.

Visit the Main Library or your neighborhood branch to get your new card today!

For more information on how to obtain a library card, please go to

Note: Images of the new library cards are available for publication.

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