The Marathon County Public Library is encouraging local artists to share their talent in recognition of Banned Books Week and celebrating the freedom to read! From Sept. 1 through Sept. 23, all MCPL locations will be accepting original artwork that celebrates the freedom to read or that challenges the censorship of books based on their content. Or, artists could create their own cover of one of the many frequently challenged books, such as "The Catcher in the Rye," "Catch-22," "Beloved" or others. Artists must submit their own hard copy of the art, and all media will be accepted - a poster, photograph, collage or even sculpture if you're so inclined. Entries will be on display at each MCPL location where the artwork was submitted during Banned Books Week, Sept. 25-Oct. 1. For questions or more information, call 715-261-7230.