Banned Books Week may have officially ended, but it is still a hot topic here. Our Banned Books Trading Card Project featured seven cards designed by local artists and inspired by banned books or authors. We gave away 450 sets at the library and at the Lawrence Arts Center and fielded calls and emails from all over the country – and the world!
To meet this demand, we have done a second printing of cards and are making them available for purchase for $7 a set, with all proceeds going to the artists and the library. If you live in Lawrence, starting Monday, October 8, you can stop by the Circulation Desk and pick up a set. If you live outside of the area, click the “Buy Now” button at the bottom of this page to order yours.
We were one of only eight libraries in the United States to be awarded a 2012 Judith Krug Memorial Fund Grant from the Freedom to Read Foundation. The Friends of the Lawrence Public Library and the Lawrence Public Library Foundation provided additional support for this project.
Want to get your hands on a set of Banned Books Trading Cards but you aren’t lucky enough to live in Lawrence? Good news! Banned Books Trading Cards are now available for sale. All proceeds go to the artists and the library. Click on the “Buy Now” button and get started ordering your set. All sales are final.
TEACHERS - If you would like to purchase a set of cards for your classroom, please email Susan Brown, email@example.com, to discuss an educator’s bulk discount.