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Friday, January 20, 2017

Where did the graphic novels go??

Dear Circ,

I strolled in looking for something bright and exciting during this dreary January. I was walking around and I realized a graphic novel might be just the thing. But when I went to the customary home of the graphic novels, in back, well, there was a nice Star Trek display, but the graphic novels, my favorites, weren't there. They were GONE! I know you're moving things around, so where did the graphic novels go?

Art Boye


Dear Art,

There's nothing like the blahs after the holidays. It's dark, it's cold, it's wet and frozen, and it feels like it will be FOREVER until spring arrives. An interesting book can be just the escape someone might need, you put your finger right on the solution.

As for the graphic novels, yup, they were moved too!  When the new fiction, new non-fiction and new biographies were moved to the wall along the stairs and the magazines were moved to the low shelves where the new books used to be, we had some extra space. So we moved the graphic novels to the front, low shelf, close to the Circulation Desk. That way they're not so "hidden" and maybe more people will explore the collection.  So have fun, and we hope the graphic novels shake you out of "hibernation mode."

Circ

Dear Readers, Are you wondering about the image above? No, this person is not "Dear Circ" and is not employed by the Roselle Public Library. Nor is he a patron of ours; the person above is a famous cartoonist and author, who invented the concept of the "picture-story" or "comic strip" that evolved into graphic novels. The image is actually a self-portrait by the author, from 1840. Place your mouse cursor on the photo for the name of the author. Left click the image for an enlargement. For more information on the author, go here, here, and here.  For more information on graphic novels, go here. For items to check out, try our catalog.

Do you have questions about the Roselle Public Library? Want advice about how to manage your account? How to find things? Want to know more about what we can offer you? Or worse, are you just lost in library jargon, and not even sure what to ask? Here's our forum for how to get the most from us, your local library. You can submit questions online to Dear Circ, or, as always, in person, or by phone (630-529-1641). Posted questions will be anonymous. Responses reflect the policies and programs of the Roselle Public Library, and may have no relevance to the policies, services, and procedures at any other library.

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