Comic Creators Get Carded for September’s Library Card Sign-Up Month

August 29, 2019
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The ALA’s Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT) has created their first Advocacy campaign geared at getting comics readers to go out and get library cards this September. The campaign features different creators posing with their library cards to highlight the strong relationship both have with core values such as intellectual freedom, creativity, and of course, literacy. Check out the GNRCT Press Release below, and don’t forget to sign up for a library card (if you don’t already have one).


CHICAGO -  The American Library Association’s Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT) is happy to partner with comic creators in support of Library Card Sign-Up Month in September.

For the month of September, the GNCRT will be featuring a new creator each day posing with their library card. Showcasing comic creators in this #GetLibraryCarded campaign spotlights the mutually beneficial relationship between creators and libraries in support of literacy, intellectual freedom, and creative expression – we are stronger together.

This is the first advocacy campaign of the Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table. The GNCRT coordinates ongoing advocacy and outreach at several national comic conventions including hosting professional development sessions and booth or pop-up libraries including at Comic-Con International: San Diego, C2E2 and New York Comic Con. The GNCRT is committed to professional development within librarianship – and committed to public outreach and advocacy around comics and graphic novels and comics readership at all levels.

Follow @libcomix and @ALALibrary on Twitter to see your favorite comics creators #GetLibraryCarded! Participating creators include writer/artist Jimmy Palmiotti (Harley Quinn, Marvel Knights, Painkiller Jane), cartoonist Dav Pilkey (Dog Man, Captain Underpants), artist/editor Christina “Steenz” Stewart (Archival Quality, Rolled & Told), and writer Lilah Sturges (Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass, The Magicians: Alice’s Story), and more.

Learn more at the Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table website.

Want to participate? We encourage all libraries and patrons to join in! Pose with your library card or favorite comics or graphic novels – maybe at your local library – and tag your favorite creator!

Hashtags to follow: #GetLibraryCarded, #LibraryCardSignUp, #CreatorsGetCarded, #LibComix

About the Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table
The Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table of the American Library Association is dedicated to supporting library staff in all aspects of engaging with graphic novels and comics, including collection development, programming, and advocacy. For more information connect with GNCRT on Facebook: ALA Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table; Twitter: @libcomix; Instagram: @libcomix; or the GNCRT ALA Connect page.

About ALA
American Library Association (ALA) is the foremost national organization providing resources to inspire library and information professionals to transform their communities through essential programs and services. For more than 140 years, ALA has been the trusted voice of libraries, advocating for the profession and the library’s role in enhancing learning and ensuring access to information for all. For more information, visit ala.org.