The library card in your wallet is about to get a makeover.

Forest Park Public Library has remodeled its library cards. The new design features the silhouette of a human head with a colorful overlay of mechanical gears.

The design “reflects the library’s mission of educating and empowering residents, as well as working with the community to enrich Forest Park,” said library spokeswoman Alicia Hammond.

Patrons can trade in their old cards at the library, or keep the old ones until they expire, Hammond said. The new design also reflects the new array of items, some of them digital, that can be checked out with the library card. Books, DVDs and CDs can be checked out, as well as e-books, digital magazines, databases and more, Hammond said.

The library will welcome the new plastic with a celebration all day Friday, Dec. 6, and Saturday, Dec. 7.

Patrons can get new cards, win prizes and learn about winter activities at the library.

The Youth Services department will also kick off a contest to design the new children’s card, which will be launched in spring 2014.

“We are very excited to see what the kids create,” Hammond said. 

Jean Lotus loves community journalism. She covers news, features, two school boards, village council, crime, park district and writes obits for Forest Park Review. She also covers the police beat for...

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