May 3 is Free Comic Book Day! On May 3, participating independent comic shops around the world will give away free comic books. Check out the 2014 comics to see the diverse offerings that will be available for all ages and interests. If you’re not familiar with comics, you can start by brushing up on their history and locate a comic shop near you.
If you are interested in starting a comic book or graphic novel collection at your library, check out the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. They have a resource page for librarians. They also offer a resource called “Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read!”
Keep in mind that the summer reading theme for 2015 is heroes, so a comic book or graphic novel collection would support the theme nicely. To target the teens in your town, check out YALSA’s list of Great Graphic Novels for 2014 or just the Top 10.
How do you use comics or graphic novels in your library? Share your ideas in the comments!