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Free Comic Book Day in the Library!

Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) is always the first Saturday in May, and there are so many fun programs and activities that can be done to celebrate! At Pikes Peak Library District, we have joined forces with our local comic book store, Escape Velocity, to organize great events throughout the district. This year celebrates the fifteenth anniversary of FCBD! The comic book industry uses FCBD to promote the joy of reading and learning through comics: Comic book fans can get special issues of comics, and people new to comics can try them out—all for free! Escape Velocity donates the comics to the library for us to give out.

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Geeking @ the Library: Con is Community!

We are fascinated with the geek culture, especially when fans bring their favorite characters to life from literature. We all promote literacy and already had formed a bond through social media. When we found out two years ago that the 2015 theme for Summer Reading would be “Heroes,” it hit us that a comic convention or Con would be the ideal way to culminate the program. Some of us had been to Cons and were already familiar with how they worked, but they were more adult-oriented. We wanted to offer a safe place to our library patrons in real space for their passion and interests, and what place better represents a safe haven to our community than our library

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Using Superhero Comics to Teach Young Children Intellectual Property Concepts

On January 5, 2014, The Simpsons television series aired “Steal This Episode.” Homer Simpson discovers that he enjoys pirating movies so much that he decides to share them with his neighbors. He installs a large outdoor movie screen and offers lawn chairs and popcorn for his friends to view the illegally acquired flicks. He doesn’t charge […]

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Comics, Super Heroes, Pop Culture, and Libraries

Every July, thousands of people converge on Comic-Con International: San Diego to have an in-person experience with their favorite comics, TV shows, and movies. Throughout the year, conventions celebrating comics, pop culture, super heroes, and more take place across the country. These events are fantastic opportunities for libraries to meet potential users who might never have thought of the library as a place they would go, and connect with those who already love their library on a new level.

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What You Don’t Know About Genre

Steampunk. Street lit. Sword-and-sorcery. Graphic novels. Hard sci-fi. Paranormal romance. As trends in reading and publishing change, so do library’s efforts to develop collections and reach out to potential library users. Included is a list of websites and blogs dedicated to different genres.