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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
As the mint-condition collection gets ready to come off the walls and out of the cases in preparation for the move to D.C., Baltimore Magazine sat down with Geppi and Hayden to discuss the donation.
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Diamond Comic Distributors President and Chief Executive Officer Stephen A. Geppi has made a multi-million dollar donation of more than 3,000 items from his personal comic book and pop culture collection to The Library of Congress.
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During ALA Annual 2018 held in New Orleans from June 21-26, the American Library Association announced their first new Round Table in five years with the Graphic Novel Round Table.
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Staff Technology Trainer and Librarian for Plainfield Public Library District in Plainfield, IL, Kelly Haras, discusses how to host a successful comic-con at your library.
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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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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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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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