Artists wanted for Banned Books Week

Published 10:47 pm Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The Suffolk Public Library is asking for works of art throughout the month of September based on everyone’s favorite banned books.

Submissions are being accepted for the Underground Art Show through Sept. 28. Artwork can be submitted at any library location with a completed submission form. They will be judged by a panel of library staff members and displayed from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 at North Suffolk Library, 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road.

There will be multiple categories for submissions. The artwork can vary from three dimensional to a piece that’s hang-ready. The show will cap off a week of events in celebration of Banned Books Week.

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The expectation is that the art pieces themselves will vary wildly based on each artist’s unique interpretation of their favorite banned stories, according to Library Services Coordinator Angela Martin.

“It could be the same book, but people will interpret it differently in their own artwork,” she said. “It’s very inspiring, and it really highlights the banned books.”

The show is free and open to the public. Three winners will be announced and receive prizes during the Sept. 29 event. Artwork must be picked up between 4 and 5 p.m. following the Sept. 29 show.

Call 514-7323 for more information, or visit or the Suffolk Public Library Facebook page for a copy of the submission form. For more information on Banned Books Week, visit