Merrimack Public Library
Merrimack Public Library in Merrimack, New Hampshire, (USA) is looking for a logo to reflect its identity. Serving a population of nearly 27,000, with a median age of 37, the library provides services to everyone from cradle to grave.
Funded by the Town of Merrimack, and facing a decreasing budget, active volunteers and staff have a goal to increase overall visibility and awareness, and to promote the broad range of library services to the community. The desire is to instill a sense of pride in library patrons and the community at large.
Awarded for exemplary service by the staff, resources available include: programs for all ages, an extensive book collection, borrowing privileges for movies, books on tape, Wii games, and access to over 30 databases, such as: Business & Company; Ancestry; Consumer Health Complete; Kids Infobits, etc. The Merrimack Public Library is also a gathering place for the public, for students, groups and organizations that utilize meeting space within the building.
You can visit the library's website at http://www.merrimack.lib.nh.us to read more about its services and programs, keeping in mind that it does not necessarily reflect what we want our new logo design to be.
We are targeting our entire community, including our current patrons, residents who are not yet patrons, and groups such as schools, local businesses, non-profit organizations and visitors to the area.
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• Logo should be clean, strong and creative – not necessarily traditional. It must have a clear, positive visual impact that is memorable & easily recognizable.
• Logo should reflect/convey the library’s many services– books, online databases, programs, etc.
• Logo should reflect/convey the philosophy that the library works with and supports technology of today & the future.
• Logo must work with or without our new tagline “Open your world”. The design should be shown as both “tagline+logo” and “logo”.
• We suggest the words “Merrimack Public Library” be included.
• Logo must be adaptable for various print and media uses (business cards, letterhead, website) and marketing initiatives (signage, bookmarks, t-shirts).
• Color has not yet been determined so we are open to suggestions. Must work well in either color or B&W. We prefer 2 or 3-color options to minimize eventual printing costs.
• Graphic should be in a vector file format with a minimum of 300 dpi. EPS is preferred (can be created in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop); Must also provide as jpg.
• No clip art or stock images - original artwork only. Designer is responsible for copyright infringement (known or unknown).
• No royalty fees will be paid to or required by designer.
• Copyrights to the logo design become the property of Merrimack Public Library once winning design is chosen and prize awarded.