Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Graphic Novels? We've got the best around!

Are you or your children a big fan of graphic novels/comics? If so, then make your way over to the Maynard Public Library as our collection fairly recently expanded thanks to a very generous donation from a local comic store owner.  Last year, Tim Finn, the owner of Hub Comics in Somerville, donated almost 200 graphic novels for the purposes of getting more kids into comics by making them accessible for free here at the library. The donation consisted of high quality reproductions of comics from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. Most of them are collections of X-Men, Spider Man, Bat Man, Captain America, Iron Man, Fantastic Four, Incredible Hulk, and much more. These stories are gentler and less violent and less sexual than the way superheroes are portrayed today, and are appropriate for children of all ages.

With the boost to our already large graphic novel collection, Maynard boasts one of the best selections in the area. Check out our full graphic novel collection the next time you're in! It's located on the 3rd floor all the way up against the left wall of the building if you're looking out onto Nason Street.

Wondering what graphic novels to start off with? Our library's Director Stephen Weiner has written several books on graphic novels including Faster than a Speeding Bullet: The Rise of the Graphic Novel and The 101 Best Graphic Novels. Both are in the library's collection, check them out sometime to get yourself started, or back into, graphic novels sometime!

Both are in the library's collection, check them out sometime to get yourself started or back into graphic novels sometime! Thanks again, Hub Comics!

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