Tom Schaub of Lexington, director of communications at DecoArt in Stanford, is the winner of the Boyle County Public Library's logo design contest.
The new logo features a graphic of the library's new dome with stars in the sky behind it. It is still being modified by the designer and unavailable for publication, according to library director Karl Benson. It will be presented, along with Schaub's $1,000 prize, during a Nov. 1 ceremony honoring the library building.
Schaub's design was chosen from 71 entries submitted to the contest, which ranged from sketches from a fifth grade class to work from graphics professionals. After finalists were chosen, library patrons submitted 173 ballots including votes and comments on the logo designs.
"The interest in this contest from entrants and from the public has been amazing," said Lonnie Harp, a member of the library board and chairman of the logo design committee. "This is a library that people care a lot about, and we are pleased this contest really brought out people's interest and ownership of this place and where we're headed. We're excited about Tom's design and turning it into the image that will cause people to think about our library in the future."