Greenpoint Library Wins Top Prize in Culture Pass’ Citywide Library Book Display Contest

BKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY—April 3, 2023—Culture Pass, the library program created in 2018 to provide cardholders free access to cultural institutions, announced the winner today of a book display contest. Nearly 100 libraries—representing every borough—participated in the competition, designing displays for the theme The Creative City. Greenpoint Library and Environmental Education Center was named the grand prize winner and will receive $1500 to use for branch programming and resources. […]

The winning display featured an artist sewing a quilt; the figure was made using paper-mâchė from old newspapers, highlighting the Library and the neighborhood’s focus on environmentalism. In addition, the quilt was made using recycled materials. Children created the border patches, making the display a genuine representation of a creative city.

The public cast 9500 votes in the first round. The displays with the most votes were then reviewed by a panel of expert judges who selected the final winners.

Read the full press release here.