MANALAPAN, NJ - It’s not too late to enter the Monmouth County Library logo contest!

The Monmouth County Library is seeking creative young artists to design a new logo for the library system. The prize for the winning entry is $500 and the deadline for submission has been extended to Sept. 30.

The new logo should emphasize the added dimension of the Library’s services that are part of the growing dynamic of the Monmouth County Library System, according to Monmouth County Library Commission Chair Renee B. Swartz.

“Not only is the Library a place to dream, a place to learn and a place to realize one’s potential, but the Library has also become everyone’s corner store of the mind,” Swartz said. “These are the concepts we would like to see reflected in our new logo.”

The logo contest is open to all Monmouth County students, ages 14 to 22. The new logo will be used on the Library webpage, letterhead, fliers and other Library documents.

“This is a very exciting time for the Library System. We have taken on new challenges and have been very successful in offering a wide range of services and programs for the residents of Monmouth County,” said Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the Library. “So it’s only fitting that we open the competition to our very talented young residents to create a new symbol for the Library.”

A submission form, along with rules of the contest, is available online at www.monmouthcountylib.org

Artists should submit their entries on paper by mail to: Library Logo Contest, c/o Public Relations Office, Monmouth County Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan, 07726. Please include your name, address, phone number and an e-mail address, if available. For questions on the contest, please call 732-308-3747.

One entry per person, please.  Monmouth County employees and their immediate family members are not eligible for this contest. The logo entries will be judged by the Library Commissioners, and one winner only will be chosen.