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"1. Books are to be read.
2. Every person his or her book.
3. Every book its reader.
4. Save the time of the reader.
5. The library is a growing organism."

I'm not usually much of a graphic novel gal, but when one of my students brought this into class last fall, I knew that it needed to get on my list. And it was a really fun read. It was a mix of libraryland theory and super-hero fantasy.  Characters from books at the Middleton Public Library come alive and need to be shushed by Circe, one of the resident librarians who is 2000 years old.  Rex's mission in the book is to collect a library book that has not been turned in from another galaxy. 
The print in this graphic novel is very small and I had a hard time reading it. This may be because I am unfamiliar with the format and if I read more I'd have an easier time following it. 
Since reading this book, I find myself fantasizing about the super-hero powers to the library I work in and maybe even my super-hero powers as well.  

I'm also linking a buzz feed with some beautiful libraries in it.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/nileguide/8-bad-ass-libraries-566k

 


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01/29/2012 08:57

You're not off about the print in this GN. It is extremely small. I almost didn't finish it because it made my eyes hurt. And have you read Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi? Sooooo good.

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01/29/2012 08:58

Also also, if you want to get into graphic novels, as I've done in the last year, I have a list. I'll send you titles.

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Becca
01/29/2012 12:43

Deb~ I liked Persepolis, too. I would be interested in your list. Thanks.

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03/22/2012 20:53

Great info, thx

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09/24/2012 11:19

will be restored soon

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