22 October 2018
Central Otago District Libraries have a new mascot. We'd introduce him properly but alas we haven't got a name for him yet…
That's why we are calling on our junior readers to suggest a name.
Customer Services and Libraries Manager Louise Fleck said the libraries had adopted the new mascot as another way of bringing the libraries vision statement, Inspire – Connect – Captivate, to life.
"Our new mascot will be 'put to work' as a spokes-dog and poster pooch for our libraries," said Mrs Fleck. "We want our local community to be able to have a fun connection with our libraries and creating our mascot has been a positive experience for all involved. We are excited to be able to reach out to the public to name him so that you can feel part of the process of bringing him to life."
Central Otago District kids: If you are aged 12 or under and you've got a name you think suits this dog then get in touch. Pop the name you think we should give our mascot, plus your own name, age and contact details (address and daytime phone number) on a bit of paper and drop it in to your local library. Alternatively, you can (perhaps with the help of an older family member) drop us an email with these details to firstname.lastname@example.org . And because our librarians love a good story we'd love you to tell us why you chose the name you did for our new canine library champion and/or tell us a little bit about what sort of character you imagine he is!
As well as bragging rights we'll have a new release book for the winner and a special VIP role at our mascot launch celebration later this year.
Get those names in to us by Saturday 10 November. We'll have a panel of dog lovers pawing over your answers to pick a winner.