Supporting Banned Books Week (which ran from September 25 to October 1 this year) is always a great excuse to read a multitude of excellent literature, but the Chapel Hill Library has created another fun way to enjoy the spirit of the season–Banned Book Trading Cards! They’ve created a pack of these each year for the past three years, making them available in the library, and then online following the week.
This year’s pack included Fun Home by Alison Bechdel, The Awakening by Kate Chopin, and Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson, and the proceeds go toward maintaining the trading card project itself–allowing the library to have a hand in promoting local artists while simultaneously encouraging folks to read banned books!
We think this is a pretty spectacular way of shining a spotlight on reading and art all at once. So cool.