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Date: Tuesday, December 05, 2023
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Place: Online at
Presenter: Thomas Maluck

Hey, library staff! Comics! Everyone is looking for them at your library, but they all want something different. What do you say to the parent whose child won’t let go of Dog Man? How high is your stack of Raina Telgemeier read-alikes? Where is your manga section, and how do you know which series to add to your collection?

This session will provide an overview of all kinds of graphic novels in libraries, complete with extensive booklists and links to review sources so that your library will be the hottest destination for teens and tweens readers’ next comics fix.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

  • Be able to describe five different kinds of comics being read today by teens and tweens.
  • Be able to address challenges of graphic novels not being “real reading”.
  • Be able to identify at least three different trends in the comics industry.

There are many kinds of comics out there, but with this session you can get a handle on them and become a trusted advisor to your teen and tween readers.

This webinar will be of interest to: Public Library Staff, Youth Services

Please be aware that while registration is unlimited, webinar attendance is limited to the first 500 participants. If the webinar reaches capacity, additional participants will be redirected to a live stream on YouTube.

Zoom live transcription will be available.

This webinar will be recorded and available on the Infopeople webinar archive page within two business days of the live event.

Webinars are free of charge, you can pre-register by clicking on the link above.