We are now open for limited walk-in services! Visit our Reopening page for more information.

Construction of Exploration Commons at 50 East has begun at the Westminster Branch. Visit our Exploration Commons update page for information regarding the project and how to access the Westminster Branch. Beginning Monday, October 12, there will be no on-site parking. During this time, you may park in the Diffendal public parking lot behind the branch for free and access the library through the front entrance.

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Infinite Possibilities

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Library Card Art Contest

Help us design limited edition library cards.

Theme: Infinite Possibilities

Two age categories: Kids/Teen or Adult

Awards per category: $100 - 1ST, $75 - 2ND, $50 - 3RD

Entries due: 11/20/2020 by end of day

Carroll County Public Library is entering a new phase of library service with the construction of Exploration Commons at 50 East. Join us in celebrating all things that a library can be and think beyond the book with our contest theme of Infinite Possibilities.

An online gallery of entries will be viewable in December. Winners will be announced January 4, 2021. Winning cards will be made into limited edition library cards on sale this spring at all library branches. Proceeds will benefit Exploration Commons. Prize awards made possible by The Friends of Carroll County Public Library.

  • Exploration Commons at 50 East is an interactive space coming to the Carroll County Public Library in 2021, where everyone can explore and create using the unique equipment and resources in the Makerspace, Teaching Kitchen, and Meeting Spaces.
  • Winning entries should look beyond the traditional role of libraries and visually express our vision for Exploration Commons through any 2D medium. For inspiration, check out this exciting space at: https://explorationcommons.carr.org. Be sure to read our vision statement at https://explorationcommons.carr.org/statements.asp.
  • Entries should by 3.375" x 2.125". They may be either portrait or landscape orientation. Winning entries will also be adapted to fit a companion keycard with dimensions of 1.125" x 2.625".
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  • Artwork should be submitted in CMYK at 300 dpi. Acceptable file types are jpg, eps, psd, ai, and pdf.
  • Multiple entries will be accepted, but entrants may only receive one prize.

Sponsored by the Friends of Carroll County Public Library, Exploration Commons at 50 East, and Carroll County Public Library.

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