the library is free • Improves literacy • Popularity -‐ From 2001-‐2006, graphic novels grew from a $75 million to $330 million industry. – Graphic Novels up 38% this year • Unique perspec2ve on pop culture and life • Can be a gateway to learning new or introducing diﬃcult topics • Diﬀerent types of libraries have diﬀerent types of collec2ons
as the Anime Student Group and Gamers Student Group • Social Media – Blog, Facebook, Twi\er, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc • Collabora2on with local library system / LCS for Free Comic Book Day and other events • Volunteer at up and coming local conven2ons • Present at non-‐librarian conferences
town & Rural Area ~ 30,000 permanent residents • Central Michigan University • Rural Townships: Winn, Blanchard, Shepherd & Rosebush Total Ac2ve Users: 6700 Total Number of Checkouts: 254,495 Yearly Visitors: 272,023 Total Ac2ve Users: 6700 Total Number of Checkouts: 254,495 Yearly Visitors: 272,023
vendors & comic book stores • Distribute free comics that correspond to the collec2ons • Workshops, demonstra2ons, ar2st’s alley, displays, etc Some Libraries are concerned about working with Comics Shops & vice versa… BUT DON’T BE!
Librarian Edith Burney; Chelsea, Writer Dan Mishkin; East Lansing and Dan Merri\, owner of Green Brain Comics; Dearborn. • Ann Arbor District Library • Chelsea District Library Kids Read Comics Con • Takes place at Ann Arbor District Library • 2000 par2cipants • Ar2sts Alley with 63 ar2sts from across North America • 50 Diﬀerent workshops, panels & interac2ve events • Focused on crea2on of comic books, anima2on & development
Superhero programs, bring in ar2sts & writers to teach kids how to develop their own narra2ves. Shin from consuming to crea2ng. It will show that comics can be about anything and can be created by anyone Opens their eyes to diﬀerent genres.