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New library cards designed by local students for National Libraries Day

Library Designs Collage

Celebrate National Libraries Day on Saturday 6 February by joining a library in Herefordshire.

You will be able to choose a stylish new library card designed by university level students from Hereford College of Arts and gain access to a world of free books and library resources.

A group of 70 illustration and graphics students from across all the FE and HE courses at HCA took part in a project to design a new library card, organised by Aine Venables and Neil Hadfield from the BA (Hons) Illustration degree course. The brief was to create an image that had the theme of books and reading or something local to Herefordshire that would look good the size of a credit card.  The final designs chosen were designed by Miranda Smith, Natalie Price, Nuala Hussey and Charlotte Phillips.

Anne-Marie Dossett, Librarian, said

“There was a huge range of inspired ideas to choose from and finally, after much debate, the librarians chose four new cards. There is a card for babies, as you are never too young to join the library, another for children, one that will appeal to teenagers, and another for adults.  All the designs chosen are very appealing and showcase the high quality of work that students at HCA are producing” 

It is free to join the library, but if you are already a member and want one of the exclusive designs, you can give a small donation and choose your favourite.

All the designs created by the illustration students will be exhibited in Ross Library from 4 - 18 April and at Leominster Library 3 – 14 May during the Herefordshire Libraries Book Festival, 2016.

Find out more on the libraries page here www.herefordshire.gov.uk/libraries

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