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Graphic Novels For Your Library

In this section of the Bookshelf, you will find informative articles on how to add Graphic Novels to your collections as well as how those and similar items can provide librarians with a valuable and effective tool for teaching a broad range of important skills.

Deciding to include comic books and graphic novels in your collection is the first step into a larger world. Now, you must decide what to do once you're there. Here we provide several articles detailing the best practices in starting a graphic novel collection based on the experiences of fellow librarians.
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Now that you've started your graphic novel collection, you'll need to keep it robust and rich with content for your readers. See how other librarians choose comics for different age groups and demographics.
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If there’s one thing librarians and educators are always looking for, it’s new ideas for programs, especially programs that tie-in with the books in their collection. Find tips on how to host your own comic convention, game nights, and more!
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Librarian David Serchay takes a look at graphic novels that have crossed over by winning major literary awards.
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By David S. Serchay
The Children's Book Committee has released their Best Books of the Year list, a comprehensive annotated book lists for children, aged infant-16.
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PLA headed to Philadelphia for the 2018 Conference, providing resources, panels, meet-ups, author signings, and exhibits from March 20-24.
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The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has released this year's list of recommended graphic novels and illustrated nonfiction for those ages 12-18. See the full list, plus descriptions of the Top Ten books here.
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The Library of Congress has launched a new exhibition highlighting female artists and their contributions to comic strips, magazine covers and political cartoons.
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