The Lawrence (Kansas) Public Library found an innovative way to celebrate Banned Book Week last fall when it produced art trading cards.

Lawrence Library picked seven books to put on its trading cards from 46 submissions. Books included 1984 (pictured), Animal Farm, and Little Red Riding Hood. The cards gained national attention, and they’re still receiving more.

Lawrence Library became one of eight libraries to win a 2013 John Cotton Dana Award, which comes with a $10,000 award, the Lawrence Journal World reported.

Locals got free packs, but the library sold others online and sent packs around the world, including to England, Canada and Australia, library director Brad Allen told the newspaper.

Packs can still be purchased on the library’s website for $7.00 each, and officials plan to continue the project this year.


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