Fayetteville Public Library seeks art for Banned Books Week celebration

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FAYETTEVILLE — The city’s public library is seeking artwork for a project that will help celebrate Banned Books Week.

Library officials are looking for two-dimensional art that represents a banned or challenged book or author. Library staff and members of the library’s art committee will select five designs to create a pack of trading cards that will be printed and distributed for free to library patrons during Banned Books Week, coming up Oct. 1-7. The artwork will also appear inside the library and on t-shirts available for purchase.

Selected artists will be given $100.

Banned Books Week is a celebration of the freedom to read, officials said. The celebration highlights works that have been banned or challenged in schools, libraries and communities. The event is sponsored by several organizations, including American Library Association, American Society of Journalists and Authors,  Freedom to Read Foundation, and more, and is endorsed by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

Selected works will be unveiled at a ceremony held at the library to kick off their Banned Books Week festivities.

To submit artwork for the project or for more information, visit faylib.org/bannedbooks or email [email protected].