Be part of the next library logo design

Picton Branch of the Prince Edward County Public Library. (Desirée Decoste/Gazette Staff)

Excitement is “building” at the library as construction is imminent for the community funded expansion at the Picton Branch Library!

As part of the expansion project, the County of Prince Edward Public Library and Archives will update our visual identity and logo. Given the library is led by the community, that process will begin with input from you. This isn’t a formal logo design contest – it is a community wide brainstorm!

If you would like to flex your creative muscles and share your ideas, concepts, pictures and designs – any form of creative work demonstrating what your library and archives means to you, we would like to hear from you. With your creative ideas, we will design and develop a logo that represents the County of Prince Edward Public Library. You are encouraged to submit ideas to or can drop off drawings or art at the Picton Branch Library. As part of this, David is planning to lead a number of workshops to get you thinking about logo design.

What makes a good logo? How can you use colour, shape and imagery to communicate quickly with your audience?

These workshops will also be of interest to anyone who needs to create a logo for their business, organization or group and all are welcome. The first workshop will be “Logo Design Basics”, held Wednesday, July 28 at 2 p.m. over Zoom.

You can register to join the workshop at or by calling David at (613) 476-5962. If you need help using Zoom please contact David and he get you started. Future workshops will include more specific instruction on the use of graphic design software and technology.

SERVICE UPDATE:Library service will continue to look different this summer. During step one of the roadmap to reopen, we are able to offer curbside pickup and essential computer use only. The Archives is open for remote requests only We anticipate being able to welcome you back into the library, with capacity limits, in step two. The Picton Branch Library will be under construction and although the process is designed to have minimal impact to library use, please remember that you are welcome to use any of the library’s six branches.

If you normally use the Picton Branch, you might enjoy the drive to Bloomfield or Milford, for example, and can request your books be sent there for pickup. One immediate impact of the construction is that the air conditioning at the Picton Branch will not work and to plan for this, many staff who normally work at the Picton Branch will be working from other locations. We plan to host small in person children’s programs at the Ameliasburgh Branch this summer as the yard there is perfect for outdoor fun!

Curbside pickup will remain as a permanent service at all six branches as long as there is demand, and we plan to add a curbside pickup location at the Picton Branch that does not require you to climb the stairs at the branch.

-Liz Zylstra